Newmarket is a small but vital community located in the seacoast of New Hampshire. The town retains its character as a scenic mill town along the banks of the Lamprey River and Great Bay. The town saw the growth and changing of its mills from early sawmills to a thriving textile industry. This has in turn given way to new businesses such as venture high tech companies and dozens of smaller businesses.
The Lamprey River, winding through the town, plays a special yet changing role in the town's life. Formerly serving as a major water transportation link connecting the inland regions with Portsmouth harbor and the Atlantic ocean, the Lamprey is now appreciated as a significant recreational asset to the region with its opportunities for fishing, boating and access to the larger Great Bay tidal basin area.
The heart and soul of this town does not reveal itself on a quick drive through its downtown. To meet the "real" Newmarket, stray from Route 108 corridor and discover the beauty of this town. Visit areas like the tranquil downtown waterfront, the newly-opened community center, the old sprawling salt water farms and new homes and condominiums along Great Bay.