Merrimack Valley

In New Hampshire, where the capital’s name – Concord is a synonym for “harmony,” it’s not surprising to find music and the performing visual arts central to life in the city and the entire Merrimack Valley Region. The state’s three largest cities – Concord, Manchester, and Nashua – have an especially rich cultural life, with a variety of offerings year-round.

The Merrimack Valley is a bi-state region along the Merrimack River in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, United States. The Merrimack is one of the larger waterways in the New England region and has helped define the livelihood and culture of those living along it since native times.

Major cities in the Merrimack Valley include Concord, Manchester and Nashua in New Hampshire, as well as Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and Newburyport in Massachusetts. The Merrimack Valley was a major center of the textile industry in America during the 19th century.

The Merrimack Valley Region is an area of south-central New Hampshire, approximately 35 miles (56 km) wide, centered on the Merrimack River, and running from Canterbury south to the Massachusetts border. Henniker marks the western extent, and Nottingham the east.

It includes portions of Hillsborough, Rockingham and Merrimack counties, as well as the state capital of Concord, and the state’s two largest cities, Manchester and Nashua. Manchester boasts a large regional airport, with scheduled, commercial services. Other notable towns and cities in the region include Merrimack, Salem and Derry.

To the east is the Seacoast Region, to the west is the Monadnock Region, and the Lakes Region is to the north.

Interstate 93 bisects the region which is also served by Interstate 293, U.S. Route 3 and many New Hampshire state highways.

The Merrimack Valley Region is an area of south-central New Hampshire, approximately 35 miles (56 km) wide, centered on the Merrimack River, and running from Canterbury south to the Massachusetts border. Henniker marks the western extent, and Nottingham the east.

It includes portions of Hillsborough, Rockingham and Merrimack counties, as well as the state capital of Concord, and the state’s two largest cities, Manchester and Nashua. Manchester boasts a large regional airport, with scheduled, commercial services. Other notable towns and cities in the region include Merrimack, Salem and Derry.

To the east is the Seacoast Region, to the west is the Monadnock Region, and the Lakes Region is to the north.

Interstate 93 bisects the region which is also served by Interstate 293, U.S. Route 3 and many New Hampshire state highways.

 

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