Hollis, New Hampshire ~ A Quaint New England Town

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Welcome to Hollis New Hampshire

Hollis, New Hampshire is a beautiful small, country town accented by rolling hills and small farms.  While Hollis has experienced growth over the past decade, it still remains an agricultural producing area attracting people from miles away to sample fresh produce.

Hollis was part of the 1673 land grant call the Dunstable Grant.  When it was later divided, then governor Benning Wentworth, named the western part "Holles" after his ancestor, John Holles, Earl of Clare.  It was charted in 1746 and it became known as "Hollis," named after Thomas Hollis, a supporter of Harvard College

 The town border was established in 1786 when part of Nashua was given to Hollis and part of Hollis was given to Brookline.

As of the 2006 census, the population was estimated at 7,748 people.

You can enjoy a myriad of town traditions and festivals characteristic of small New England towns throughout the year.  Summer festivals such as the June strawberry festival are a common in Hollis.  A fireworks festival is held at Nichols Field for the July 4th celebration. You can enjoy the apple festival in the fall!

One of my favorite events is the annual Old Homes Days held in September.   There are booths and pavilions including old-fashioned games, animal demonstrations and music.  You will enjoy the pet parade where pets come in costume.

 

The center of Hollis is a designated Historical District.  You can see many historic homes and buildings.hollis historic district  historic District 2  historic district church

I love the Beaver Brook Association conservation area which has over twenty-five miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.  Beaver Brook offers educational programs for children and adults on topics such as wildlife and land conservation. Beaver Brook

 It is easy to eat local fruits and vegetables in Hollis.  Two of the farms I often visit are the Lull Farm and the Brookdale Farm.  There are also several times of the year that you can pick your own fruits.  Halloween is an fun time of year and kids love to hunt for the perfect pumpkin.

In the summer one can swim, fish, boat and picnic at the beautiful, Silver Lake State Park.  Silver Lake Park is a hidden gem... you don't want to miss it.

 

Hollis has its own preschool and kindergarten, as well providing for grades one through six in the Hollis Primary School and the Hollis Upper Elementary School.

Students in the 7th and 8th grades attend the Hollis/Brookline Middle School.  Hollis and Brookline students in the 9th through 12th grade attend the award winning Hollis/Brookline High School.

Real estate in Hollis is beautiful.  There is a mix of farms, antique homes, rolling estates, horse property, residential homes and land.   horse proprerty

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Joan Whitebook
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Karen~ Thanks for stopping by.  Hollis is a beautiful town and it is one of my favorites.  We are luck to live in the Gang of 13.  Let me know if you are ever this way. 

August 08, 2008 09:30 PM
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Nice post. You live in a beautiful town . I love the pictures.

September 06, 2008 08:45 AM
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Joan Whitebook
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Gita Hollis is a beautiful town and it is has a lot of beautiful land and homes.  There are still operating farms in the area and it certainly is a wonderful place to call home.

September 06, 2008 09:57 AM
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Wow.  You can even boat at the state park?  That's great!  The park looks beautiful.  My husband can take probably his <a href="http://www.qualityadventure.com/sevylorfishboats.html">Sevylor</a> out there.  It's not huge so I think it'll work.  I'm planning my trip now!

September 11, 2008 11:49 AM
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Hollis is a beautiful town and certainly has an lot to offer.  If you are in the area, you should stop by.

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