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COMMUNITY OF BETHLEHEM

Bethlehem residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life. Located in the beautiful White Mountains region, Bethlehem offers clean, fresh air and an unparalleled array of outdoor recreational activities.

Bethlehem also provides its residents a safe, small-town community environment. There are ample opportunites to meet neighbors and friends in a variety of settings -- organization and club meetings, school functions, outdoor concerts, nature presentations, and town meetings to name a few.

Opportunities also abound for volunteers who want to get involved and "give back" to the community, from forest preservation to community events to assisting the Junior Golf program.

Facts & Figures

Did you know??
In terms of land area, Bethlehem is the second largest municipality in New Hampshire (with a population of only around 2200 people).

Population: Approximately 2200
Area: 90.8 sq. miles
Elevation: 1380 ft. (Bethlehem Village)
4769 ft. (North Twin Mt.)
County: Grafton
Zip Code: 03574

Town Resources

Did you know??
More than half the Town of Bethlehem lies within the 780,000 acre White Mountains National Forest.

Town Hall
2155 Main Street

Bethlehem Police Department
2155 Main St

Bethlehem Fire Department
2155 Main St

Recreation Facilities
Pool (more info below)
Playground
Basketball Courts
Tennis Courts
Outdoor Skating Rink
Skateboard Area
Picnic Area
Gazebo

Public Library (more info below)

Visitor's Center

Town Pool

Hours of Operation*
Public Hours
Monday - Friday12pm - 6pm
Saturday11am - 6pm
Sunday12pm - 5pm
Night Swim
Wednesday6:30pm - 8pm
* Hours of operation and admission rates are subject to change prior to pool opening.
Admission Rates*
Children must have a School ID or their final 6th Grade Report Card to enter the pool. All others must attend with a parent/guardian.
Day Pass
Youth$3
Adult$5
Senior$3
Season Pass
Family** - Resident$43
Adult - Resident$21
Youth - Resident$15
Senior - Resident$15
Family** - Non-Resident$50
Adult - Non-Resident$25
Youth - Non-Resident$18
Children under 3FREE
** Family Season Pass includes four passes.
Any additional pass is $8 each.
Pool passes can be purchased at the Town Pool during hours of operation.

Public Library

Did you know??
Each year, more people visit the White Mountains National Forest than visit Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined.

Bethlehem Public Library
Main St. ~ Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-869-2409
Email: bpl1@adelphia.net
Website: www.bethlehemlibrary.org
Hours:

Monday - 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday- 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday- 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Town Offices and Services

Did you know??
Bethlehem is home to the longest continually running movie theater in the United States! The historic Colonial Theater shows movies nightly through the summer.

Police Department 603-869-5811 or 911
Fire Department 603-869-3342 or 911
Bethlehem Rescue 603-869-2232 or 911
Selectmen's Office 603-869-3351, Ext. 10
Planning Board 603-869-3351, Ext. 10
Zoning Board 603-869-3351, Ext. 10
Finance / Human Resources 603-869-3351, Ext. 23
Health Officer 802-356-5064
Road Agent 603-869-2212
Selectboard's Administrative Assistant 603-869-3351, Ext. 10 / Fax 869-2280
Planning & Zoning Assistant 603-869-3351, Ext. 10
Town Clerk's Office 603-869-2293, Ext. 15
Location: Town Building, Main Street
Tax Collector's Office 603-869-2293, Ext. 13
Location: Town Building, Main Street
Tax Assessor 603-869-2293, Ext. 11
Location: Town Building, Main Street
Bethlehem Water Department 603-869 3440

Schools

Did you know??
The fifth-grade classes from Bethlehem Elementary School (BES) in Bethlehem, N.H., and its teachers received the 2008 Community Award from the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation created the Christmas SPIRIT Awards to recognize exceptional efforts to advance the spirit of Christmas for kids, families and the environment by a display of time, talents or financial support. Trees for Troops is CSF's premier program and over the past four years, with the help of FedEx, CSF has donated more than 50,000 Real Christmas Trees to military families. The Community Award is designated for a community group that has displayed a spirit of giving, as well as furthered the Christmas Spirit. The classes from BES have done that and more, by taking part in the program for the past three years. Not only have the fifth-grade teachers worked the volunteer hours into the student's curriculum, but the students have spent time outside of the classroom collecting donations from local businesses and loading trees on to FedEx trucks for delivery.

Profile School

Profile School


691 Profile Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-823-7411
Email: lpeck@profile.k12.nh.us
Website: profile.k12.nh.us
Profile School is a 7-12 public school located in Bethlehem, New Hampshire in the middle of the White Mountains. It serves the communities of Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, and Sugar Hill.

Woodland Community School


809 Brook Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-444-1221
Email: director@woodlandcommunityschool.org
Website: woodlandcommunityschool.org
It is the mission of Woodland Community School to nurture and respect children's love of learning by encouraging their natural curiosity and self-motivated exploration. Through meaningful connections children develop a sense of self and others, an understanding of their place in community, and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Grades K - 8

Bethlehem Elementary School


Main St.
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-869-5842
Website: bethlehem.k12.nh.us
Bethlehem Elementary School is dedicated to the individualized educational development of all students. Furthermore, we are committed to the physical, moral, emotional, academic, aesthetic, and social growth of each and every student. BES is resolved to provide diverse learning opportunities with focus on the individual. We strive to challenge students to develop the skills, knowledge, and talents to achieve their greatest potential to become contributing members of society. The involvement of parents and community members is vital to that development of our children. Grades K-6.

Churches and Synagogues

New Life Assembly of God


Whitefield Rd
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-444-1230
Website: newlifeassemblyofgod.com

Congregation Machcikei Hadat


31 Lewis Hill Rd
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-869-3336

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation


39 Strawberry Hill Rd., PO Box 395
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-869-5465
Email: davegoldstone1@gmail.com
Website: bethlehemsynagogue.org

Since the 1920s, the objective of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation (BHC) has been to maintain a house of Jewish worship to serve the religious, social, cultural and educational needs of New Hampshire's North Country year round and seasonal residents. Services are conducted according to the general customs of Conservative congregations while allowing for flexibility in observance, customs and ceremonies. BHC hosts many exciting summer events in addition to Sabbath and holiday services. The synagogue runs a religious school and has facilities for all life cycle events. Weekly Shabbat Services July through Simchat Torah. Full High Holy Day Schedule through Simchat Torah.

Summer Phone: 603-869-5465. Winter-Spring Phone: Dave Goldstone, President: 1-516-592-1462. For more information contact Eileen Regen, 603-823-7711.

Information and updates for all programs and schedules for Sabbath and High Holy Day services will be posted on BHC's website: www.bethlehemsynagogue.org and Facebook page.

Bethlehem Christian Center


Maple St.
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-869-5401

Durrell United Methodist Church


Main St.
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: 603-869-2056
Alt. Phone: 603-869-2412
Website: neumc.org/churches/detail/530

OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP...

  • Loon Area Christian Ministry, Depot Mall, Main Street, Lincoln NH 03251 603-745-6883
  • Advent Christian Church, Lafayette Avenue, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-9919
  • Whitefield Christian Church, 20 Main Street, Whitefield NH 03598, 603-837-8849
  • All Saint's Episcopal Church, School Street, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-3414
  • Assembly of God, Union Street, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-6967
  • Bethlehem Christian Center, Rt 142N, Austin Road, Bethlehem NH 03574, 603-869-2129
  • Christian Science Society, Meadow Street, #5, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-2799
  • Church of the Epiphany, School Street, Lisbon NH 03585
  • Church of the Messiah, School Street, No Woodstock NH 03262, 603-745-3148
  • Community Baptist Church, Jefferson Road, Whitefield NH 03598, 603-837-2469
  • Faith Bible Church, Union Street, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-2763
  • First Congregational Church, Main Street, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-3376
  • First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-5567
  • Franconia Community Church of Christ, Church Street, Franconia NH 03580, 603-823-8421
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Main Street, Sugar Hill NH 03585
  • St. Rose of Lima, Clay Street, Littleton NH 03561, 603-444-2593
  • Sugar Hill Community Church, Main Street, Sugar Hill NH 03585, 603-823-9908
  • Assembly of God Church, Rt 16, Berlin-Gorham Road, Gorham NH 03581, 603-466-2851
  • Cedar Pond Chapel (Catholic), Milan NH 03588
  • Christian Life Center, 158 Madison Avenue, Berlin NH 03570, 603-752-7883
  • Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Rt 2 Gorham Hill, Gorham NH 03581, 603-466-3417
  • Community Baptist Church, 108 Main Street, Gorham NH 03581, 603-466-2325
  • Dummer United Methodist Church, Dummer NH 03588
  • Errol Congregational Church, Main Street, Errol NH 03579
  • United Church of Berlin (Cong. & Meth.), 921 Main Street, Berlin NH 03570, 603-752-3811
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