Rumney New Hampshire
Stinson Lake Rumney
Rumney was named after Robert Marsham, 2nd Baron Romney (pronounced Rumney). An interesting fact which doesn't happen every day ; The town was originally granted in 1761 by Governor Benning Wentworth to settlers from Colchester and East Haddam, Connecticut. It was first settled in 1765; however, some grantees failed to comply with the charter, so Rumney was re-granted to another group of settlers in 1767.
Rumney Rocks, located between Rumney village and West Rumney, is a rock climbing destination renowned for its sport climbing routes. The majority of the climbing is found on the numerous small cliff faces on the south face of Rattlesnake Mountain, much of which lies within the White Mountain National Forest. There is a climbers association called The Rumney Climbers Association which is a small non-profit organization that began at time when Rumney needed to secure access to the cliffs in the early 90’s. It was spearheaded by local activists that worked hard to purchase land that was privately owned.
A very popular local attraction for kids of all ages is the Polar Caves. Did you know The Polar Caves were formed about 50,000 years ago? It happened as the third continental glacier descended over New Hampshire’s White Mountains. When the ice retreated, it left behind an amazing series of caves and passageways to explore! You can do a self-guided tour through Polar Caves which will take you to the rock garden, on the nature trails and through the nine caves in the park. Want to know more...
When you're in the area stop in at the Rumney Rocks Bistro where you can taste Chef Owned Homemade Recipes, enjoy Casual Dining and Friendly Atmosphere. Rumney Rocks Bistro is kid friendly, great for group entertaining and walk-in's are always welcomed.
Did you know
Rumney New Hampshire native Jonathan Myles (born July 24, 1982) is an American luger who competed from 1999 to 2006. He finished 18th in the men's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and his personal best finish was at the FIL World Luge Championships , he was 12th in the men's singles event at Nagano in 2004. A native of Rumney, New Hampshire, Myles co-owned a landscaping business in Lake Placid, New York with fellow American luger Preston Griffall. Jonathan is just one several notable people growing up in Rumney NH.
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