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Recreation is an important component in community development. It helps to enhance the quality of life of town residents and those who choose to visit the community for the recreational opportunities available. Recreational opportunities help to add character to a community and provide a healthy option for personal time year-round. The Town of Hinsdale offers its residents a variety of recreational activities for both indoor and outdoor enjoyment.
New Hampshire has 93 state park properties that provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. The park system includes beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, waysides, natural areas, a multitude of trails, and much more to explore.
Hinsdale is home to several state parks and forests.
For more information on New Hampshire's system of state parks visit their website at:
Residents of Hinsdale have many opportunities to get together throughout the year to enjoy a variety of events as a community. A full listing of these events can be found on the town website.
One of the important functions of a community is the provision of certain public services and facilities for its residents. The degree to which services are provided and the manner of their development greatly determines the social equity of the community. These services and facilities have a direct impact on the education, natural resources, and livelihood of the town, its residents, and visitors.
Hinsdale was chartered in 1753. It was named for Colonel Ebenezer Hinsdale, member of a prominent Deerfield, Massachusetts family. Located beside the Connecticut River and connected to Brattleboro, Vermont, by bridge, Hinsdale contains excellent farmland, but has been a significant center of industry as well, especially in the manufacture of paper. In a machine shop here, George A. Long built a self-propelled steam vehicle in 1875, the Long steam tricycle, for which he received one of the nation's earliest automobile patents. The oldest continually-operating post office in the United States, established in 1816, is located on Main Street.