Benton is a small rural village which is bisected by the White Mountain National Forest. Nestled between Woodsville and North Haverhill, the town has the largest land area of any small town in New Hampshire. The town is literally split in half by the White Mountain National Forest and is crossed by the Appalachian Trail. Blustery winters, wet spring (mud season), pleasant summers and breathtakingly colorful autumn make Benton a quiet and special place.
The town has myriads of hiking trails and ponds as well as some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the state. Most of the 364 residents live in Benton year-round but there are also many seasonal residents who love the serenity and beauty of the White Mountains.