The Apple Way Scenic Highway
The state of NH had designated the roads connecting Londonderry's five orchards as a scenic highway, called The Apple Way. A brochure and map of the Apple Way can be obtained from the Londonderry Town Hall. The text from the brochure is included below. A map and high points tour is available from the link on the right.
Historical Background on the Apple Way
Since 1719 when the first Scotch-Irish settlers brought their flax seed and weaving skills to the area known as Nutfield, agriculture has been an important force in Londonderry. These skillful pioneers soon created a thriving business producing fine thread and linen which was much in demand in New England and Europe. The potatoes they cultivated soon became a staple in every New Englander's diet. And they planted apple trees, which would become a major crop for local farmers.
Londonderry’s five orchards – Woodmont, Sunnycrest, Elwood, Moose Hill, and Merrill’s in North Londonderry – are a vital part of what makes Londonderry special. Londonderry’s apple growers not only contribute to the local economy, but also provide valuable open spaces. Londonderry’s Apple Way, a designated New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byway, winds past orchards, old farmhouses and local landmarks, reminding residents and visitors alike of our heritage. Come discover our past on the Apple Way!