New Castle, the only town in NH composed entirely of islands, covers approximately 500 acres (.8 square miles) and serves as a scenic residential and recreational community. New Castle was founded in 1623, chartered in 1679, and incorporated in 1693 during the reign of William and Mary. Today, in addition to a residential population of slightly more than 1,000, it is home to the Great Island Common recreational park, Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel and Spa, a UNH marine research laboratory, a Coast Guard station, and Fort Constitution and Fort Stark state parks.
Photos courtesy of Jim Cerny.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW PAGE ON THE TOWN HALL RENOVATION PROJECT
REMINDER - PLEASE WATCH FOR RESCHEDULED MEETINGS DUE TO BAD WEATHER
We will be starting May 1st to take any reservations for the Common (gazebo or tent rental)
Resident stickers will be available starting on March 1st. Please bring in your vehicle registration. Limited to three stickers per property.
BE PREPARD FOR AN EMERGENCY. For information and a checklist of what to have in your home to go: www.readynh.gov
RYE Recreation Winter Programs are available at the Town Hall