Destination guide

Northwood _ land of lakes

Itching to get away from it all? Ditch the crowds and bask in the remote splendor of a Northwood vacation rental. Far from the madding crowd, Northwood _ population 4,241 _ is known for its colonial history, scenic woodlands, and a bounty of antique shops. It also boasts a wide array of rivers, streams, and lakes, and water activities like boating, fishing, and swimming are popular throughout the warmer months. There are a number of ski resorts in the area, and cold-weather visitors will find plenty of winter sports, too.

Things to do

Living the sweet life in Northwood

Got a sweet tooth? Then a visit to Sugarmomma's Maple Farm might be right up your alley. During the sugaring season _ which is a) a thing and b) at its peak in March and April _ you can watch the process that turns tree sap into the sweet, golden goodness that is maple syrup, and you can take home as much of the stuff as you can carry. A short drive away, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord features a number of interactive science exhibits, historic spacecraft, and a planetarium.


See the forest for the trees in Northwood

During the spring, summer, and fall, Northwood is a nature lover's paradise. You'll find hiking and mountain biking trails in the 674-acre Northwood Meadows State Park, and the area's many lakes offer canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. The area's fall foliage is a popular sight, and visitors come every October to witness the stunning, colorful displays in Northwood's state and regional parks. In the winter, snowmobiling, sledding, and cross-country skiing are major draws, and true cold-weather enthusiasts can even give ice fishing a shot. Antique hunters visit year-round, and you can find a number of shops offering charming, historic wares.


Sun and snow (and storms) in Northwood

Northwood has a humid continental climate, which means you'll get warm summers and cold, snowy winters. July and August are the warmest months, with highs in the low 80s. Odds are you'll also encounter the occasional rainstorm, so pack accordingly. Because its lakes are so popular during the summer months, you'll find that prices for Northwood vacation rentals to be at their highest during this time of year, too. The winters are snowy and cold, with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens from December through February.

Natural features

Northwood _ the king in the north

One of the most striking features of Northwood is its vast bounty of lakes, which draw visitors all year round _ for boating and fishing abound in the summer, and skating and ice fishing in the winter. A Northwood vacation rental with lake access is a great way to make the most of the area's numerous waterways. The rivers, shoreline, and woodland around the lakes are home to many species of wildlife, and eagle-eyed visitors can spot everything from beaver and osprey to coyote, bald eagle, and black bear.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Northwood

The nearest airport is in Concord, NH (CON-Concord Municipal), located 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 21.8 mi (35 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Northwood?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 65 vacation rentals near Northwood. From 37 Houses to 24 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Northwood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Northwood?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Northwood:

  • Alton Bay: 101 vacation rentals
  • Winnisquam: 26 vacation rentals
  • Sanbornville: 28 vacation rentals
  • Londonderry: 36 vacation rentals
  • West Alton: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Northwood?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Northwood. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southern New Hampshire University: 67 vacation rentals
  • Bear Brook State Park: 84 vacation rentals
  • New England Dragway: 616 vacation rentals
  • New Hampshire International Speedway: 615 vacation rentals
  • University of New Hampshire (UNH): 1,099 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northwood listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Northwood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Houses in Northwood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Northwood include:

  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Northwood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Northwood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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