Waterville Valley

Town of Waterville Valley 14 TAC Lane PO Box 500 Waterville Valley, NH 03215

The Rust Municipal Building, located off Tripoli Road at 14 TAC Lane, is home to Waterville Valley Town Office, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Public Works and transfer station.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Fax:  (603) 236-2056

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Explore Waterville Valley

The Town of Waterville Valley was incorporated in 1829. It is an island in the middle of the White Mountain National Forest comprised of 40,000 acres. There are approximately 465 privately-held acres in the valley. Prior to 1966, ‘WV’ was primarily a summer destination where families came to vacation. Today, WV has made a name for itself as a premier winter resort with loads of outdoor recreation!

In 1965, Waterville Company was formed, headed by Tom Corcoran, which began the development of a year-round resort community. Over 50 years later, there are now 1000 + condos, about 100 private homes, 150 hotel rooms and commercial space in the Town Square.

Although the population of year-round residents is only 400 full-time, that number balloons on weekends and vacation periods to well over 4000! The demand for resort seasonal rentals and full ownership is strong in the Valley. 

The WV community/school facility houses an elementary school for kindergarten through Grade 8 and the municipal recreation department. These two entities share, in addition to their own office and classroom space, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose room, kitchen and lunchroom facilities. The population of the school varies from 25 – 40 students, served by 3 full-time teachers and several part-time instructors. The Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department celebrated 38 years in operation during 2018, serving 20,284 patrons through a variety of programs, events and services.

Town Square – Waterville Valley

This quaint, New England village center is the heart of Waterville Valley, NH. Located on the valley floor, surrounded on all sides by 4,000 foot peaks, the square boasts views of Mt. Tecumseh ski trails and overlooks Corcoran’s Pond.  A hub of summer events, visitors and locals gather for live music at the Gazebo, food festivals, and outdoor activities for all ages. Paddle boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards can be rented right from the dock or head over to the beach to play in the sand or watch an outdoor movie. Rent a road or mountain bike from the Adventure Center to explore the valley, or set up camp at a nearby picnic table. Shops and restaurants surround the square with lodging available on the upper level, boasting some of the best views in town.  Come winter, Town Square transforms into a Wonderland, with a Christmas tree, cozy outdoor fire pit, Nordic activities and ice skating. A shuttle bus can take you anywhere in the valley or up to the slopes for free so you can experience everything Waterville Valley Resort has to offer! FULL DETAILS

Holiday weekends bring festivities and activities for kids, and every Sunday morning the Squam Lakes Science Center brings their animal friends to town for wildlife encounter presentations. The winter offers no shortage of plans. When the snow starts to pile up, enjoy weekly firework shows over Corcoran Pond, the annual holiday tree lighting, and meet Santa as he arrives by dogsled! Take the shuttle to and from the slopes for a day of skiing/riding and an evening of apres-ski fare and entertainment in the classic nordic village. CALENDAR
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Whether you want to relax, play, or adventure, there are always plenty of things to do. Town Square is home to the Adventure Center offering mountain and road bike rentals, winter nordic lessons, and trail information. In the summer you can pick up a hiking map, rent a kayak, attend a live outdoor concert, or relax on the beach. Winter is the season of marshmallow toasting, cross country skiing, and ice skating. Go for a stroll around the town loop or spend a whole weekend hiking the surrounding 4,000-footers. Spend your days sweating, sunning, swimming or skiing surrounded by views, amenities, eateries, and informative staff who are ready to help make our visitors feel so welcomed! SUMMER ACTIVITIES   

Dining & Shopping

Stroll through Town Square and discover a quaint boutique, a cozy toy and book store, plenty of sporting equipment and retail shops. Need to refuel or relax? Enjoy the decadent cafe, authentic Mexican cuisine, pub fare, or pack your own picnic at the Mercantile, crack open a cold one, and dine with your toes in the sand. STORES & EATERIES


Town Square is the center of amenities and activities in Waterville Valley. Shop, dine, play, relax, and stay, all in one place. The square is home to a post office, laundry services, ATM, realty office, grocery store, cafe and coffee shop, lodging front desk, shuttle stop, parking, and information booth. Everything vacationers need for the best and easiest visit is within reach. ALL SERVICES