Introduction to Gilford, New Hampshire
First settled in 1777 as a part of Gilmanton, the town was originally known as Gunstock Parish. Captain Lemuel B. Mason proposed that the name of the town be Guilford in memory of the 1781 Battle of Guilford Court House. The town was incorporated by its current name in 1812, due to a clerical error in the spelling of Guilford.
Gilford and nearby Attractions
- Benjamin Rowe House
- White Mountains National Forest
- Ellacoya State Park
- Tenney Mountain Ski Area
- New Hampshire Antique and Classic Boat Museum
Things To Do In Gilford
Ellacoya Beach and the Belknap Mountain Sate Forest are well within reach of Gilford. The Benjamin Rowe House and the Union Meeting House provide insight into the city’s historic past. The New Hampshire Antique and Classic Boat Museum is also worth visiting. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Tenney Mountain Ski Area.
Manchester Airport is the nearest major airport.
Gilford Higher Education
Plymouth State College, New Hampshire College, the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College are the nearby institutions of higher education.