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About Henniker, NH
Incorporated in 1768, Henniker is a picturesque community enhanced by the beauty of the Contoocook River. It boasts a quaint Main Street, engaging community, a ski resort and private college. Henniker sits proudly at the crossroads of key highways just to the west of the state capital. As a municipality, the town of Henniker strives for outstanding community and civic service, with residents working together to preserve and enhance the town’s way of life.
Located in Cheshire County, Henniker is home to about 5,000 residents and is a total area of 44.1 square miles. Craney Hill, elevation 1,402 feet is the home of Pat's Peak ski area, in the south.
Henniker is crossed by US Route 202 and State highways 9 and 114. It is a 25-minute drive to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which provides direct and connecting service around the U.S. to most major airports.
Driving distance to select cities:
Manchester, NH 31 miles
Nashua, NH 35 miles
Concord, NH 20 miles
Boston, MA. 81 miles
Some points of interests include:
PATS PEAK SKI RESORT: Pats Peak is a small, independent alpine ski resort. The ski area opened in 1963 and has 22 trails with a vertical drop of 710 feet (220 m). Pats Peak has five chairlifts, including the Vortex Double, the Peak Double, the Valley Triple, the Valley Double, and the Hurricane Triple. In addition, the ski area also has two small beginners slopes.
Police Department: The Henniker Police Department is responsible for providing quality police services to the community 24 hours a day. This includes, but is not limited to, answering calls for service, crime prevention, enforcement of laws, and protecting property within the town limits. The department consists of 13 sworn officers commanded by the Chief of Police.
The Henniker Fire Department has a roster of 22 members serving the town. There are two full-time firefighter/EMTs on staff and paid paramedic coverage five days and nights per week. They provide fire prevention, suppression, rescue, EMS, public service and education. The operational staff provides 24-hour services to the community.
The school system: Henniker is part of SAU #24, which also includes the towns of Weare and Stoddard. Its primary school students attend Henniker Community School, while older students attend John Stark Regional High School in Weare. Henniker is also home to New England College, a four-year private liberal arts college. Henniker has a library for residents, two community centers, and an active parent-teacher association.
Colleges: Within easy commuting distance are New England College, Plymouth State University, Keene State, The University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Daniel Webster College and Manchester Community Technical College.