Berlin’s Northern Forest Heritage Park


If this is your first time reading Northern New Hampshire Magazine, we welcome you aboard. This month we are expanding our distribution locally, returning to some newsstands in communities for the first time in a while. Many of you have told us that you missed picking up a copy at your local newsstand. Now it will be easier than ever. If you have a store or location that you think would appreciate receiving Northern New Hampshire Magazine, give us a call and we’ll see if we can work it into our expanded distribution area.

This is our 158th consecutive monthly issue of Northern New Hampshire Magazine, going all the way back to June of 1989 when we debuted with Vol. 1, No. 1 of what was then called Coös Magazine. In 1994 we expanded our coverage to include from Plymouth to Pittsburg. We will continue to provide you with the stories and pictures you have told us over the years that you like best, those that highlight our region’s rich history and efforts today to maintain the traditional aspects that have made our region one of the best places on the globe. If you have a story idea or some interesting old photos you’d like to share with our readers, we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call, drop us a note, a fax or an email.

Richard Pinette takes us across the border into Maine for a retrospective look back at an event of 40 years ago, when the scenic village of Andover became home to the first satellite tracking station in the United States. We are grateful to the Andover Historical Society for allowing us to reproduce the fascinating photos from their collection to appear with the piece. What a curious sight that must’ve been when the huge plastic bubble dome first appeared on the Andover landscape. Also this month, Columnist Pinette takes us to Phillips Brook and recalls when folks spent idle hours “rubbering” on the party line in the Magalloway Valley.

This month we visit Berlin’s Northern Forest Heritage Park. Executive Director David Thurlow talks about recent projects at the park and plans for upcoming activities. Donna, Tommy and I had fun at Lost River one recent weekend and you’ll find our account in “North of the Notches.” Also on our agenda last month was the North Haverhill Fair, where the summer fair season officially kicked off.

Rounding out the issue are Dick Richards’ column, the latest reviews and “News Briefs.”

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Charles J. Jordan