Berlin is a city along the Androscoggin River in Coos County in northern New Hampshire. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,051. The village of Cascade falls within city limits. The White Mountain National Park starts on the boundary lines of the city. Berlin is the principal city of the Berlin Micropolitan Statistical Area. The area includes all of Coos County, New Hampshire and Essex County, Vermont.
Significant structures and establishments within the city include the Moffett House, Northern Forest Heritage Park, the Berlin Fish Hatchery, and the White Mountains Community College, a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.
Logging of lumber and other wood industries have been historically prevalent in this heavily wooded area. By late nineteenth century, the mill town was home to several lumber, pulp and paper mills, including the Riverside Mill, Forest Fibre Company and White Mountain Pulp & Paper Company. Recent economic development has been based on the correctional industry, with the 750 bed Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility built in 1999 and employing approximately 200 people. The Federal Bureau of Prisons plans on opening a 1200 bed medium security facility which will employ approximately 350 people.
Sites in Berlin that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are Congregational Church, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Mt. Jasper Lithic Source, and St. Anne Church. The Northern Forest Heritage Park and the Jericho Mountain State Park are other points of attraction here.
Each year as a tradition to myself and this green movement website, I write on the events of Earth Day (April 22nd) this year is no exception. I will focus more on some new ideas and representations of our planet Earth. The symbols of Earth Day have been similar throughout the years, including an image or drawing of the Earth..