About the Colebrook Area
Thank you for your interest in joining our community and serving the residents of the Colebrook area. Nestled deep inside the Great North Woods region of Northern New Hampshire, Colebrook is the hub of northern Coös County, and is the largest town located north of Northumberland. To the north is Stewartstown, to the east is Dixville, to the south is Columbia and to the west, across the Connecticut River, is Lemmington and Canaan Vermont. Colebrook’s villages include, Kidderville, Upper Kidderville and Factory Village.
Colebrook was originally known as a farming town and the soil is said to be almost matchless in New England. Its inhabitants claim there is not a single lot of land in town that would not make a good farm and produce an abundance of crops. According to the 1874 Gazetteer, Colebrook was the potato capital of New Hampshire, producing over 120,000 bushels per year, most of which were milled into potato starch and distilled into whiskey. The town was also known for its saw-mill and from 1868-1915 saw witness to the great log drives.
Population in Colebrook has changed very little over the last 50 years with 2,116 residents in 1950 and 2,301 residents in the 2010 census. With the decline in the paper industry and the saw-mills we see that 12% of the population lives below the poverty line. The top four employers in the area are now the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Colebrook School District, Town of Colebrook and First Colebrook Bank.
Colebrook’s public school system includes one high school and elementary school. The Colebrook Chronicle and the Colebrook News and Sentinel are the two local newspapers.
Towns in the Colebrook Area include, Pittsburg, Clarksville, Stewartstown, Colebrook, Dixville, Columbia, Wen-tworth’s Location, Odell, Erving’s Location, Second College Grant, Dixs Grant, Atkinson & Gilmanton Academy Grant and Millsfield.
The hike up to Table Rock in Dixville Notch gives you a view of the Balsams Resort and surrounding area.
The Tillotson Center for the Arts is a newly built facility for concerts, theatre, movies, dancing and community events.
A lovely bakery in downtown Colebrook serves bread and pastries.
Colebrook: Colebrook is the regional shopping center, with Le Rendez-Vous French Bakery, La Perle’s IGA, Mostly Muffins, Fiddleheads and much more. The town is also known for Beaver Brook Falls, a perfect location for a picnic, the Coös Trail through Dixville Notch and Diamond Pond. Don’t forget to check out the Moose Festival in August or the Harvest Fair in October!
Pittsburg: Explore Pittsburg, the town with the largest area in New Hampshire. Discover Garfield Falls, where half the fun is finding out where it is, be tempted by the 1/2lb whoopie pie at Dube’s Pittstop, watch the sunset over Lake Francis atop Murphy Dam, go fishing on the Trophy Stretch of the Connecticut River or cruise for moose along Moose Alley.
Stewartstown: Stewartstown (and Clarksville) are located at the 45th Parallel, visit this landmark putting you halfway between the equator and the North Pole. The village of West Stewartstown is home to some of the best Poutine in New Hampshire. If you like snowmobiling then you’ll love watching or participating in the annual Sno-Deo at Coleman State Park.
Dixville Notch: Dixville Notch is home to the Balsams grand hotel, currently closed, but known for its incredible cross-country and downhill skiing and its beautiful location. Nationwide Dixville Notch is known as the “First in the Nation” voting location. Every four years at midnight the nation watches the residents of Dixville Notch become the first voters to vote in the Presidential Primary and vote for President in the General Election. While in Dixville, feel like you’re on top of the world by hiking your way to the amazing flat topped Table Rock, which hangs 2,510 feet over a deep gorge!
Colebrook Area Clinical Sites
Le Rendez Vous French Bakery
121 Main St. Colebrook
51 Parsons St. Colebrook
158 Main St. Colebrook
25 Parsons St. Colebrook
181 Main St. Colebrook
Colebrook House of Pizza
1 Parsons St. Colebrook
Rainbow Grille and Tavern
140 Black Lake Rd. Pittsburg
Tracy’s Hillside Grille
2277 N Main St. Pittsburg
869 Washington St. Stewartstown
97 Main St. Colebrook
Li Wah Restaurant
5 Colby St. Colebrook
- Grocery Stores
La Perle’s IGA
64 Main St. Colebrook
32 Main St. W. Stewartstown
Colebrook Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8am-noon in Summer
43 Colby St. Colebrook
Big Apple Convenience Store
158 Main St. Colebrook
2792 N. Main St. Pittsburg
Rainville Farm Bear
543 Bear Rock Rd. Colebrook
91 Main St. Colebrook
Indian Stream Health Center
141 Corliss Lane Colebrook
- Free WiFi/Computer Access
Tracy’s Hillside Grille: 2277 N Main St. Pittsburg, Free WiFi.
First Home Run Entertainment: 112 Main St. Colebrook, Free WiFi.
Northern Comfort Motel: 1 Scott Phillips Hwy (Rt. 3) Colebrook, Free WiFi.
Colebrook Public Library: 126 Main St. Colebrook, Free Wifi/Computer access.
The Inn at Bear Tree: 3320 Rt. 3 Pittsburg. Free WiFi.
Cell Phone Coverage
Pittsburg: No cell service.
Clarksville: No cell service.
Stewartstown: No cell service.
Colebrook: 3G service throughout the town.
Columbia: No cell service.
Dixville: 3G cell service.
Wentworth’s Location: No cell service.