Introduction to Berlin, New Hampshire
The town was named Maynesborough Plantation in honor of Sir William Mayne, a trader from the West Indies. Maynesborough was settled in by Europeans in 1781. William Sessions and others from Maine were among the initial settlers. In 1829, Thomas Wheeler reincorporated the town as Berlin. The Atlantic and St. Lawrence railroad entered Berlin in 1851. Berlin was incorporated as a city in 1897.
Berlin and nearby Attractions
- Northern Forest Heritage Park
- Androscoggin Wayside Park
- Moose Brook State Park
- Mount Washington Museum
- Heritage New Hampshire
- Milan Hill State Park
Things To Do In Berlin
The Eastman Lord House Museum, the New England Ski Museum, Mount Washington Museum and Heritage New Hampshire are popular among those interested in the area’s history. Berlin hosts the Northern Forest Lumberjack Festival every September and the Festival du Bois every July.
Barre Montpelier is the nearest major airport.
Berlin Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Plymouth State College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of New Hampshire.