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Grafton, New Hampshire

Grafton, New Hampshire, is a peaceful and charming town perfect for those seeking a serene, rural lifestyle. With a tight-knit community of just over 1,400 residents, this hidden gem offers a place to escape and enjoy a slower, more tranquil pace of life. Surrounded by over 700 acres of contiguous land, Grafton is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or a vibrant community, Grafton, New Hampshire could be the perfect place to call home. Learn more about what Grafton has to offer below!

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Canoe on a Pond


Education in Grafton, New Hampshire

Education in Grafton, NH is managed by the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, which serves five towns in Grafton County. For students living withing Grafton, all schools are located in Canaan, which is only about a 20-minute drive away. These schools are Canaan Elementary School (grades k-5), Indian River School (grades 6-8), and Mascoma Valley Regional High School (grades 9-12). Additionally located in Canaan is Cardigan Mountain School, a private institution for boys in grades 6-9 that offers another avenue for quality education. Grafton's location also allows for easy access to higher education, with Dartmouth College being just a 40-minute drive away, presenting an outstanding option for post-secondary education.


Shopping & Dining in Grafton, New Hampshire

Being a small and rural town, Grafton does not have many options for shopping and dining directly in town. However, that doesn’t stop the community from getting together to support one another. Once a month, the town hosts a "Shop Grafton" event at the Town Hall, where locals can showcase their handmade goods, and vendors can share their unique finds. You can also support local farms, such as Open Woods Farm, by joining farm shares and supporting them at local farmers' markets. Also, enjoy picking your own apples at Mt. Pleasant Orchard during the fall months of the year. And for local dinners, stop by the Cook Shack at the Recreation Field for regular events and homemade eats. 


Parks in Grafton, New Hampshire 

Grafton, NH is a haven for nature and outdoor enthusiasts with options for hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and more!

  • Northern Rail Trail - hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing
  • Grafton Pond - swimming, fishing, wildlife, boat launch, undeveloped shore
  • Cardigan Mountain State Park - hiking, trail access in surrounding towns 


Things To Do in Grafton, New Hampshire

If you enjoy the outdoors, you will love the many options that Grafton offers. However, the community also ensures there are events that all ages can enjoy throughout the year. Enjoy a parade, fireworks, great food, and family-friendly activities at the annual Grafton Independence Celebration. Or stop by art shows put on by the Grafton Historical Society and other local events at the Town Hall.


Learn More About Grafton with Coldwell Banker Old Mill Properties! 

Interested in learning more about Grafton, New Hampshire? Contact the Coldwell Banker Old Mill team to speak with area experts and learn more about the buying and selling process in Grafton. Make sure to also check out the current listings for sale in Grafton!