About the Lancaster Area

Thank you for your interest in joining our community and serving the residents of the Lancaster area. Lancaster is the county seat of Coös County and the gateway to the Great North Woods region of New Hampshire. To the north is Northumberland (Groveton) and Stark, to the east is Kilkenny, to the south is Jefferson, Dalton and Whitefield and to the west, across the Connecticut River, are Guildhall and Lunenburg Vermont. Lancaster’s villages include, Coös Junction, Grange Village, Lost Nation and South Lancaster.

Town highlights:

Lancaster: Lancaster is home to many parks and breathtaking views. Visit Weeks State Park, where Mount Prospect and the Weeks Estate are located. In the spring, summer and fall enjoy a scenic drive up the auto road, take a tour of the historic John W. Weeks Estate and Museum, attend nature programs and other special events, try a letter box or geo-cache hunt or hike/bike/run the park trails. In the winter time you can Nordic or downhill ski (rope tow), snowmobile, hike or snowshoe.

Lancaster is also home to Christie’s Maple Farm and Fuller’s Sugarhouse. Visit the Northern Nights Drive-In, open throughout the summer.

Jefferson: Jefferson is home to Santa’s Village and Six Gun City amusement parks. Both are open throughout the summer. Santa’s Village is also open throughout the Christmas Season to bring holiday cheer to the area. Go to the Waumbek Country Club for Golfing or the Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel for sled dog tours.

Carroll: Carroll is home to Bretton Woods Ski Area, with downhill and Nordic Skiing. Nature lovers and thrill seekers will also enjoy the exciting year-round Bretton Woods Canopy Tour comprised of zip lines, sky bridges, hiking and rappelling, ending with the “Williwaw” dual racing zip line which is also offered as a single thrill ride. In the spring, summer and fall, visitors can also enjoy indoor and outdoor climbing, scenic lift rides, mountain biking and golfing. You can also experience New England’s highest peak, Mount Washington, on the world’s first mountain climbing cog railway.

Stark: Stark is home to the Devil’s Hopyard; a lush, mossy and mysterious narrow gorge. Aside from the steep cliffs and its “another time and place” feeling, the coolest feature is the invisible cascade and rushing water under the rocks, which you can hear and feel drumming beneath your feet…but you can’t see!

Whitefield: Throughout the summertime Whitefield is home the Weathervane Theatre, unique in its alternating repertory of professional productions and weekly children’s theatre, the Weathervane brings Broadway to the mountains. You can also visit Forrest Lake State Park for swimming and canoeing and the Mountain View Grand Golf Course, Spa and Gym.

Northumberland: In the village of Groveton visit riverside speedway for short track racing. Moose Country Guide Service is also located in Groveton. They offer guided hunting, fishing and nature photography trips, as well as guided moose-viewing tours.

Lancaster Area Clinical Sites

Places to Eat
Where to Shop
WiFi and Cell Coverage
  • Breakfast/Lunch
    Polish Princess Bakery
    73 Main St, Lancaster

    The Waterwheel Breakfast House
    Route 2 Jefferson

    Grandma’s Kitchen
    186 Lancaster Rd. Whitefield

    Our Place Bagels
    Whitefield Common

    Dunkin’ Donuts
    Lancaster and Whitefield

    North Country Family Restaurant
    12 Main St. Groveton

    Sullivan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
    26 Main St, Lancaster

    Scorpio’s Pizzeria
    Main St Lancaster

    Sunny’s Pizza
    Whitefield Common

    Catalano’s Main St. Pizzeria
    110 Rt. 302 Twin Mountain

  • Grocery Stores
    199 Main St. Lancaster

    Farmer’s Markets
    Lancaster Farmer’s Market
    Saturdays 9-12 Centennial Park
    Memorial Day into September

    Groveton Market
    12 State St. Groveton

    Old Corner Store
    764 Presidential Hwy (Rt. 2) Jefferson

    Macs Market
    21 Jefferson Rd. Whitefield

    Foster’s Crossroads
    21 Riverside Drive Twin Mountain

    Rite Aid
    177 Main. St. Lancaster

    Outdoor Gear
    Simon the Tanner
    55 Main St. Lancaster

  • Free WiFi/Computer Access
    Weeks Memorial Library: 128 Main Street Lancaster. Wifi/computer access.
    Great North Woods Welcome Center: 25 Park Street Lancaster. Wifi and computer access.
    Whitefield Public Library: 8 Lancaster Rd Whitefield. Wifi/computer access.
    Groveton Public Library: 31 State Street Groveton. Computer access.
    Lancaster McDonalds: 258 Main Street Lancaster. Free Wifi access.
    Cabot Inn: 200 Portland St. Lancaster. Free WiFi access.
    Coös Motor Inn: 209 Main St. Lancaster. Free WiFi access.
    Lancaster Motor Inn: 112 Main St. Lancaster. Free WiFi access.
    Catalano’s Main Street Pizzeria: 110 Rt. 302 East, Twin Mountain. Free Wifi.

    Cell Phone Coverage
    Lancaster: A good majority of Lancaster has 3G service.
    Northumberland/Groveton: Cell coverage in Groveton is very limited, but a new tower is planned.
    Whitefield: 3G service.
    Jefferson: Limited service.
    Carroll/Twin Mountain: Limited service.
    Dalton: Limited service.