Meredith, NH History
It was settled in 1766 by Jacob Eaton and Colonel Ebenezer Smith, then regranted in 1768 by Governor John Wentworth and named after Sir William Meredith, 3rd Baronet, a member of Parliament who opposed taxation on the colonies.
Farmers grew corn, wheat, rye and potatoes, but the area became noted for apple orchards. The outlet of Lake Waukewan provided water power sites, and by 1859 Meredith village had a sawmill, gristmill, shingle mill, blacksmith shop, harness-maker’s shop and tannery. Situated at the outlet of Wickwas Lake, Meredith Center had a sawmill, gristmill and blacksmith shop. Connected by the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad in March 1849, the town became a summer resort. Passengers also arrived from the Alton Bay depot aboard steamboats, the most famous of which was the original SS Mount Washington, launched in 1872.
Meredith is now host to some incredible winter events like the New England Pond Hockey Classic and the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby. Most importantly, from our trail system you can go as far north as Canada and as far south as snow will allow.
- Lago at Bay Point . 1 US Route 25, Meredith . 603.279.2253 . thecman.com
- Lakehouse Grille . 281 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3), Meredith . 603.279.5221 . thecman.com
- CAMP . 300 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3), Meredith . 603.279.3003 . thecman.com
- Waterfall Cafe . Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 DW Hwy, Meredith 603.677.8631
- Guiseppe’s . Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 DW Hwy, Meredith . 603.279.3313 . giuseppesnh.com
- The Mug . 62 Danial Webster Hwy, Center Harbor, Meredith . 603.279.8596 . themugrestaurant.com
- Lakeside Deli & Grille . New Hampshire 25, Meredith . 603.677.7132 . lakesidenh.com
- Sunshine & Pa’s . 11 Main St Meredith . 603.279.5280
- George’s Diner . 10 Plymouth St Meredith . 603.279.8723 . georgesdiner.com
- Frog Rock Tavern . 67 Main Street Meredith . 603.677.7625 . thefrogrocktavern.com
- Harts Turkey Farm . 233 Daniel Webster Hwy Meredith . 603.279.6212 . hartsturkeyfarm.com
- Mill Falls at the Lake . 312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith . 800.622.6455 . millfalls.com
- Meredith Bed & Breakfast . Main Street, Meredith . meredithinn.com
- Ballard House . 53 Parade Rd, Meredith . 603.279.3434 . ballardhouseinn.com
- Nutmeg Inn . 80 Pease Rd, Meredith, 603.677.7245 . nutmeginn-nh.com
- Tuckernuck Inn . 25 Red Gate Ln, Meredith . 603.279.5521 . thetuckernuckinn.com/