Derry

1) Robert Frost Farm

1884 (home to Robert Frost 1900-11)     712 Rockingham Road

Owned by the State of NH

This was the farm of poet Robert Frost (1874-1965) from 1900 to 1911.  Many of his poems are based on his years as a farmer in Derry.  An admission is charged to tour the home but the nature trail is open during daylight hours.  Season passes are available.  The farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1968.  State Historic Marker #126 is on site as well.

2) Taylor Mill/Ballard Forest State Park

1805        240 Island Pond Road

Owned by the State of NH

Last operating up and down saw mill in New Hampshire.  Located adjacent to the 71-acre Ballard State Forest, the original saw mill opened in 1799.  The original mill stopped operating and was sold for scrap.  In 1938, Ernest Ballard purchased another up and down saw mill and reassembled it at this site.

3) Granite State Rail Trail

Early 1900s - Former B&M Railroad        Merchant's Row

Municipally-owned

The trail is part of the state trail/bicycle network.  The trail is the original rail bed for the Boston & Maine Railroad and the 1849 Manchester and Lawrence Railroad.  The Hood Milk Company used to put the milk on the train at the Derry Depot to go to Boston.  The trail is also part of the Southern NH Trail Alliance which includes the towns of Salem, Windham, and Derry.  As such, it was able to use federal transportation money administered through NH DOT, to build the paved trail from the Massachusetts state line to the Town of Londonderry.  This trail took the place of the former railroad tracks along the rail bed.

4) MacGregor Pioneer Park

1925-27       East Broadway

Municipally-owned

Large grass park with bandstand and various veteran monuments.  Donated by a bequest from wealthy Texan Henry Frederick MacGregor.  Home to Summer Concert Series and DerryFest as well as numerous holiday observances.  Contact Derry Recreation Department for more details (603-432-6136, https://www.derrynh.org/parks-recreation).

5) Broadway

1849-present          East & West Broadway

Municipally-owned

The commercial center of Derry since 1849, Broadway has many restaurants of every price range, the Opera House, the Town Museum, stores, a number of parks, the Municipal Center, Court House, Library, several municipal parking lots, recreational fields, churches, and the Memorial to the Veterans of Foreign Wars from WWI to Afghanistan/Iraq.

6) Warner Hill Fire Tower

1939          Warner Hill Road

Owned by the State of NH

The commercial center of Derry since 1849, Broadway has many restaurants of every price range, the Opera House, the Town Museum, stores, a number of parks, the Municipal Center, Court House, Library, several municipal parking lots, recreational fields, churches, and the Memorial to the Veterans of Foreign Wars from WWI to Afghanistan/Iraq.