Orford, New Hampshire, Grafton County

Orford is a rural community on the Connecticut River in western New Hampshire. Home to approximately 1200 people, Orford is known for its historic “ridge” homes, as well as family farms and small businesses. Much of Orford is forested, providing for a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, snowshoeing and hunting. Chartered in 1761, Orford has a history of close ties with its neighboring towns on the Vermont side of the river. In 1998, Orford and the Vermont towns of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Vershire formed the preK-12 Rivendell Interstate School District. Mount Cube, Sunday Mountain and Cottonstone Mountain, Indian Pond and Upper and Lower Baker ponds are distinctive features of the Orford landscape. The Appalachian Trail passes over the summit of Mt. Cube, and the cross-Rivendell trail connects Orford to neighboring Vermont towns.

Orford is about 18 miles north of Hanover and Dartmouth College, along the scenic Connecticut River Valley. It’s an easy drive to the White Mountains, Franconia Notch State Park, the Kancamagus Highway, and Lake Winnipesaukee.

Upcoming Events

June 29th – August 24th – Orford Bandstand Events – please refer to the Bandstand Committee page for the events list
August 30th (rain date August 31st) – Star Gazing Party at Mountain View Farm, Mousley Brook Road 7:30 – 10:30 pm – please refer to the Conservation Commission page for more information
September 22nd – Rivendell RAMBLE Hike-or-Run-Athon 10 am – 2 pm-please refer to the Cross Rivendell Trail page for more information
October 5th – Household Hazardous Waste Collection, 9am – Noon, Lebanon High School, 195 Hanover Street (Off Route 120), Lebanon, NH

Please refer to the Calendar for regularly scheduled meetings