Welcome to Newmarket

Nobody knows for sure whether Newmarket, New Hampshire, was named after the Suffolk town of Newmarket, but it seems probable. To our ears, it has a much nicer ring than Lampreyville (an early name for the town which, like the river, came from good ol’ John Lamprey).

Whatever the case, Newmarket can certainly evoke the sense of a thriving but peaceful English village of a bygone age. However, the town’s rustic attributes and historical themes bely the modern influences at work.

From the Waterfront to the Mills, one can find a strong connection between Newmarket and the waters. Certainly, New Hampshire’s oceanside area is rather limited, and this may increase a NH resident’s appreciation of the proximity to Hampton Beach and Portsmouth. Simply enjoying the Great Bay views while chomping on gift baskets is worthwhile, and the water runs also essentially through the history of the mills (and therefore, the very spine of the town’s history).

Many who come to know Newmarket do so as students or faculty of the University of New Hampshire at Durham, our unofficial ‘twin city’ just a short drive (or a rather long but lovely walk) down Main. Don’t be confused, it technically becomes Newmarket Road for a while before it turns left, crosses a little bridge, and becomes Main once again. At that point, you’re nearly looking right at the school!

The real character of Newmarket can truly only be found via a leisurely, rambling excursion off the beaten path. The natural landscape of both land and water provide refreshing experience, as well as plenty of opportunity for photographers and other visual artists. I especially like the old farms and unexpected little shores and inlets from Great Bay, but my ramblings often place me at the mercy of trespassing laws * *  highly discouraged!

 

Abacus Associates, LLC
AWS Green
Belinda’s Beauty Salon
Big Bean Café
The Bike Factory
Bloom’n Cow Ice Cream, LLC
Boxes Unlimited
The Cheney Companies
Chippy and the YaYa’s
Kim Caddle – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Creative Revelations
Devantery Picture Frames
D.F. Richard, Inc.
Doucet Survey, Inc.
Dustin Marshall Photography
Eastern Propane & Oil
Edward Jones Investments
Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce
Federal Savings Bank
GeekToYou Computers
Get the Scoop
Great Bay Kids’ Company
Holiday Inn Express
Isaak Design, PLLC
John’s Computer Services
Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home
Kruczek’s Garage
KW Commercial
Kylene Photography
Lamprey Arts and Culture Alliance (LACA)
Lineweber & Giffen Insurance Agency, Inc.
LOCO Sports, Inc.
Organic Bonita, LLC
Perkins Agency, Inc.
Proulx Oil & Propane Service, Inc.
Rideau’s Flooring
Riverworks Restaurant & Tavern
Russound FMP, Inc.
Seacoast Machine Company
Seaside Forensic Bookkeeping
Tattoo Junkies
TD Bank
Terbow Consulting, LLC
Testwood Design, LLC
Town of Newmarket Municipal Government
Zoo Nation

April 13 2010 Categorized Under:

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