The Mills Scenic Byway is 12.1 mile loop that runs through the communities of Rollinsford, Madbury, Durham and Newmarket. The Mills Scenic Byway offers a clear depiction of small yet vital communities, located along the coastal shores of the Lamprey, Oyster, Bellamy, Salmon Falls, and Cocheco Rivers while retaining the character and historical appeal of historic mill towns.
The Byways offers panoramic views of rolling open hills bordered by forest land and stone walls cut through by brooks and low-lying wetland marshes, views of pristine farmland that open up to downtown historic districts peppered with white church steeples, old mill buildings, river frontage, and park areas with access for nature walks and other recreational activities. These charming scenes paint an illustration of New England river towns that possess a historical past that have seen a steady transformation from early sawmills to a thriving textile industry, which has in turn given way to dozens of smaller businesses.
The Mills Scenic Byway Corridor Advisory Committee is a group of citizens from each Byway town who promote, advertise and market resources along the route. The Committee develops a community-driven Corridor Managment Plan which carries out the goals and vision of the Mills Scenic Byway.
For more information on the Branch River Valley Trail Scenic Byway, contact Colin Lentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Example of a historic resource along the Mills Scenic Byway.
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504