Introduction to Bow, New Hampshire

Bow, New Hampshire, in Merrimack county, is 10 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 59 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 7,138.

Bow History

Bow, a town in Merrimack County, was incorporated in 1727. It was one of the many towns formed to ease the population pressure of Seacoast. It is said that the town came to be known as Bow because of its establishment in the form of an arch in the Merrimack River. One of the first settlements in the town was known as Bow Mills. This section comprises the Sawmill and Gristmill.

Bow and nearby Attractions

  • Henniker Historical Society
  • Miller State Park
  • Museum of New Hampshire History
  • Rollins State Park
  • Millyard Museum
  • Clough State Park

Things To Do In Bow

Clough State Park, Greenfield State Park, Rollins State Park and Miller State Park offer opportunities for fishing, boating, camping, swimming, hiking and picnicking. The Millyard Museum, the Franco-American Center and the New Hampshire Historical Society are some of the local museums and historical sites.

Bow Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Bow Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include New Hampshire College, Plymouth State College, the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus and Merrimack College.

Bow Almanac

County Merrimack County
Standard Zip Codes03304
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.13
Approximate Longitude-71.54

Bow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Bow Public Libraries

Baker Free Library
Bow, New Hampshire
(603) 224-7113

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Bow Public Schools

Bow Elementary School
22 Bow Center Rd.
ZIP: 3304
(603) 225-3049
Total Enrollment 415
Bow High School
32 White Rock Hill Rd.
ZIP: 3304
(603) 228-2210
Total Enrollment 516
Bow Memorial School
20 Bow Center Rd.
ZIP: 3304
(603) 225-3212
Total Enrollment 515

Bow Private Schools

Joyful Noise Preschool & Learning Center
8 Branch Londonderry Tpke E
ZIP: 3304
Total Enrollment 2
Meeting House Montessori School
28 Logging Hill Rd
ZIP: 3304
Total Enrollment 25
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