Introduction to Hollis, New Hampshire
Hollis was incorporated by colonial governor Benning Wentworth in 1746. The town was named in honor of John Holles, the Earl of Clare. The town is in Hillsborough County, which was organized on March 19, 1771 and was one of the original counties of New Hampshire. The county was named after Wills Hill, the Earl of Hillsborough.
Hollis and nearby Attractions
- Silver Lake State Park
- Nashua Historical Society Museum
- Whistler House Museum of Art
- Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House
- Lowell Heritage State Park
- Willard Brook State Forest
Things To Do In Hollis
Hollis is home to the Silver Lake State Park. The town also offers easy access to several historic sites and museums, including the American Textile History Museum, Lowell Heritage State Park, Shirley Historical Society Museum and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House. Visitors can also plan a day trip to the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, the Great Brook Farm State Park or the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.
Flights are available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Hollis Higher Education
The University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Middlesex Community College and Fitchburg State College are the local centers of higher education.