Blog: Merrimack Adventures

By: Rose Shajenko, St. Mary’s Bank Class of 2008

Take a drive to Merrimack, New Hampshire to visit our roadside Historic Marker: 0079 – Matthew Thornton- who was one of the three New Hampshire signers of the Declaration of Independence, physician, soldier and patriot to name a few things.  Next door in the adjacent cemetery, you can visit his grave. Across the road is the Common Man Restaurant with home cooking just like your mom cooked, or even better. Just down the road in front of Watson Park is roadside Historic Marker:  0029- Old Dunstable- “Was the original town, chartered by Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1673, which embraced parts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.” “The New Hampshire portion of this area, following determination of the province boundary in 1741, was subsequently divided into Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack and Nashua.” If you feel like a sweet after learning about all our history, turn around, head south on Route 3, and you will come to Buckley’s Café and Bakery, or keep heading south for some Hayward’s Ice Cream. If you have developed a thirst, head down the road to visit Budweiser’s  Biergarten or take a brewery tour. If you now feel like saving some money, head around the corner to Merrimack Premium Outlets to do some shopping.