Recreation & Leisure

Recreation & Leisure

Pelham is just a short drive from many of New England’s most popular attractions including the NH Lakes Region, Seacoast, the White Mountains and historic Boston. In town, you’ll also find attractions rich with history; abundant conservation and public lands; and a full roster of community sponsored activities ranging from sports and leisure to the arts and music. With a distinctive mix of history, charm and vitality, Pelham draws visitors from near and far.

Pelham NH parks & rec lacrossePelham offers a variety of activities and attractions for its residents and visitors. Our Parks & Recreation Department is one of the most active in the area, offering dozens of programs for children and adults, as well as sponsoring community activities for the family.

Pelham NH parks & rec disc golfThe Pelham Town Beach is active throughout the summer and early fall, and outdoor activities around town include our local golf course, hiking/walking trails, disk golf and our public skate park. Our Fish & Game is active in warm months, as well as cold, and as winter approaches our residents enjoy our many snomobile trails as well as ice skating.

Pelham NH Easter Egg HuntThe Pelham Public Library, newly constructed and opened in 2003, includes a large selection of adult and children's books, as well as DVDs and other multimedia selections for lending. It also offers ongoing programs for children and adults throughout the year.

 

Civic Organizations

Pelham's local civic organizations include the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Knights of Columbus, several  Scout troops, mom's clubs and community spirit organizations. All of these organizations are highly active providing both activities and support for the local Pelham NH community.

 

Around Town

Close by and right in town, Pelham offers many attractions including:

 

Right Nearby

And if you're still looking for more to do, Pelham's central location on the MA border makes it close to many destinations that offer fun for adults, children and families.

  • Boston, MA               40 miles
  • Portsmouth, NH       45 miles
  • Kittery, ME               47 miles
  • White Mountains      82 miles
  • Cape Cod, MA          88 miles

PEDC News Highlights

10.15.13

Eagle Tribune Features PEDC Social Media ProgramThe Lawrence Eagle Tribune, serving the North of Boston area of the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts and Southern NH is known for its outstanding coverage of local news.

Last week, writer John Toole wrote a business feature about the PEDC efforts at using social media to reach out to local businesses. 

08.14.13

PEDC Announces Business Education Seminar Program for 2014

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Dr. Kevin Lehane of Lehane Chiropractic Center chose Pelham NH for his business because he saw the opportunity to serve Pelham’s growing population in a personal and friendly style common to smaller towns.

Did You Know...

Pelham's Agricultural History

Local farming was a necessity for more than Pelham’s residents in the middle of the 19th century. The uprising of mill cities like Nashua, Lowell and Lawrence meant that families did not have the time to keep their own livestock or grow their own food. During this time, the farmers of Pelham acquired much wealth and prestige as the providers of food for many working families in the area, including vegetables, dairy products and fruit. [Photo courtesy of pelhamhistory. org, Hobbs-Mason Photo Collection.]