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Berlin – “The City That Trees Built” – is Coös County’s largest city, located in the Androscoggin Valley in New Hampshire’s northeastern corner. Its population, according to the 2010 census, was 33,055. Berlin extends into the White Mountain National Forest.
The city has a total area of 62.5 square miles and is situated at the confluence of the Androscoggin and Dead Rivers. The Mahoosuc Range is to the east. Jericho Lake State Park is west of the city center and features a man-made lake created in the 1970’s and a network of ATV trails. The city’s highest point is Mount Weeks, which is 3,901 feet above sea level.
Today, the City of Berlin is home to several historical landmarks, some of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Through the work of the Heritage Trail Partnership, the Northern White Mountain Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Forest Heritage Park, a walking tour of the City’s landmarks has been created, along with a museum and reception center.
Berlin is a thriving and desirable community where people work together to diversify the economy, sustain their spiritual and cultural heritage, protect natural resources, increase educational opportunities, build a positive self-image and improve the quality of life for all.
Gorham, Berlin’s neighbor to the south, has long been known for its hiking trails and small-town charm. With its eclectic mix of shops and restaurants along Main Street, it serves as the halfway point between the Atlantic Ocean and Montreal.
Androscoggin Valley Hospital is proud to be collaborating in a number of different areas with Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, both of which are also located in Northern New Hampshire.