Robert Frost Farm
American poet Robert Frost of "The Road Not Taken" fame was once a resident of Derry, and the Frost family farm still stands and is open to the public. This historic site is not only great for fans of Frost's work; it is also a charming historic record of typical New England family life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The farmhouse is simple and charming, built before mass manufacturing techniques took over American home building, providing food for thought for fans of architecture. In addition to the house, visitors can enjoy the outdoors at this National Historic Landmark.
Pinkerton Academy: A
While Derry has many good public schools, the most historically notable school in the area is the Pinkerton Academy, which was officially founded in 1814. However, the beginnings of the school can be traced back even further to 1793, making this one of America's oldest still-active private secondary schools. Today's Pinkerton Academy serves a few thousand students each year on a campus that spans more than 150 acres and has more than 20 buildings, including originals dating back to the academy's inception. Famous Pinkerton alumni include astronaut Alan Shephard, who graduated from the school in 1940.
New Hampshire boasts four distinct seasons, offering residents four distinct formats in which to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Derry-area forests and wetlands. One great way to do this is to enjoy the Rockingham Recreational Trail, which extends for miles throughout New Hampshire, including a section in Derry. In the winter, this trail can be used for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and even dog sledding or mushing. In the summer, some sections of the trail allow for four-wheel ATV use. During spring, summer, and fall, the trail can be used for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.