Bethlehem is located in Grafton County, in the heart of the White Mountains. Once within the hunting range of the Native American Abenakis tribe, the town was chartered in 1774 as "Lloyd Hills." In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, the original grant had been lost and this lack of documentation proving clear title deterred early settlement. Nevertheless, in 1787 the first permanent houses were established. The town came to be known as "Bethlehem," for uncertain reasons, and was eventually incorporated on Christmas Day in 1799.
Play a round of golf at Bethlehem Country Club, visit neighboring Franconia or Franconia Notch State Park, or spend a quiet afternoon in the little town of Bethlehem.
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08/09 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.