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Lyme, New Hampshire, is located on the Connecticut River, just north of Hanover. The Lyme Common is surrounded by history. The Lyme Inn, originally built in 1809, was a stop for stagecoaches traveling on the route between Montréal and Boston. Also on the common is the town’s 200-year-old Congregational Church, whose original bell was cast by Paul Revere.

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1839 - Lyme
Lyme, New Hampshire
Grafton county. This town is 6 miles S. from Orford and 54 N.W. from Concord. The soil here is similar to that of other towns on Connecticut river, with this difference, that there is a less proportion of intervale, and a less difference between that directly adjoining the river and the other parts of the town. There are three small streams passing through Lyme and emptying into Connecticut river. There are two small ponds, the largest of which is called Ports pond. There is a mountain, called Smart's mountain, lying in the N.E. part of the town.—Lyme was granted 1761. The town was settled 1764. Population, in 1830, 1,804.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Lyme, New Hampshire:
Post Pond: Post Pond is a serene, 65-acre lake located in Lyme. It's an excellent place for fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding. The calm waters and scenic surroundings make it a peaceful escape for outdoor enthusiasts.

Lyme Town Forest: If you're a hiking enthusiast, head to the Lyme Town Forest. This vast area offers numerous hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. You can explore the forest's diverse ecosystems, which include hardwood forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitats.

Crossroads Farm: Visit Crossroads Farm, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. You can pick your own fruits and vegetables during the harvest season, purchase fresh produce, and even take part in farm events and workshops.

Lyme Art Association Gallery: If you appreciate art, don't miss the Lyme Art Association Gallery. It showcases the work of local artists and often hosts exhibitions and events that celebrate the creative community in Lyme.

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