SENIORS ENJOY NEW HAMPSHIRE



Seniors Stop In Londonderry

maxresdefaultLondonderry is a town in southwestern Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Senior travelers find that it is bordered on the north by the city of Manchester and on the east by the town of Derry. The population runs just over 24,000 inhabitants.

Londonderry is known for its apple orchards and is home to the headquarters of Stonyfield Farm and partial home to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Londonderry, which formerly included the present town of Derry, was settled in 1719, by a colony of presbyterians from the vicinity of the city of Londonderry, in the northern portion of Ireland, to which place their ancestors had emigrated about a century before from Scotland.

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 Seniors Enjoy Londonderry’s History

They were a part of 120 families, chiefly from three parishes, who with their religious instructors came to New England in the summer of 1718 to escape the religious wars and persecution. In October, 1718, they applied to the government of Massachusetts for the grant of a township, and received assurances that a grant should be made them when they should select a place for its location.

Londonderry lies in an area that was first known as “Nutfield” because of the dense woods with nut trees. In 1722, the town was chartered and given the name “Londonderry.”

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Londonderry is home to numerous businesses, many of which are located in the northern part of the town near Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), or in the southeastern part of town. Major businesses headquartered in town include Stonyfield Farm and Blue Seal Feeds plus a bottling facility of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. The town is also home to numerous chain retailers.

 Seniors Visit Mack’s Apples

And the area in and around Londonderry is loaded with colleges and Universities. TripAdvisor has several attractions not to be missed on your visit to Londonderry, starting off with Tupelo Music Hall and Mack’s Apples, a local institution.

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Mack’s Apples is an eighth generation family-run farm of approximately 400 acres – with 100 dedicated just to apples. I know that these seniors, (my wife and I), would enjoy that visit. 

Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum, the Children’s Museum of Portsmouth, the American Independence Museum, the Museum of New Hampshire History and the Henniker Historical Society Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.

Senior travelers, set your GPS for Londonderry and enjoy all that town has to offer. -jeb

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