Active Life

A Vibrant and Active Community

At Riverwoods Durham, the natural beauty and academic culture of Durham meet the active RiverWoods way of life. Come for a visit at any time, and you’ll find our residents working up a sweat in the fitness center, auditing a class at the university, walking the trails around our campus or building toys for their grandkids in the woodshop. In this community, there’s a wealth of opportunities to suit every interest.

Welcome Home, Wildcats!

One of the more unique aspects of our community is our affiliation with the University of New Hampshire at Durham. UNH is in the country’s top 20% in research funding and holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. UNH’s Wildcats are national contenders with more than 20 Division 1 sports teams, and the campus is home to over 30 student-run arts organizations.

Many of our residents are UNH faculty and student alumni and love spending time on campus. Through our unique partnership with UNH, RiverWoods Durham residents each receive their own UNH/RiverWoods Durham affiliate ID that can be used to access the campus, the library, and receive special UNH specific discounts on events.

RiverWoods/UNH Partnership Benefits

  • Opportunity for you to audit classes
  • Use your experience and skills to provide mentorship to students
  • Enjoy speakers and lecturers from the school hosted at RiverWoods Durham
  • Access to the University’s indoor pool, indoor/outdoor track, and library
  • Never miss a game! We’ve got a Wildcat Transit Stop at Stone Quarry Drive

I feel like I'm on vacation every day!

It's like living on a cruise ship. There are so many fun things to do every day, both inside the community and in the local area, and plenty of friends to do them with. I don't have to worry about anything other than what time to have lunch.

A Community with a Passion for Learning

Our residents come from a diverse background of professions and personal interests. Aside from the interesting life stories shared among residents, there are organized discussion groups on topics ranging from history and politics to investing and books.

Our residents love learning and pursuing knowledge.

  • Choose from a growing array of resident committees and interest groups which include Library, Trails, Dining, UNH Connections, Outreach, and Woodshop
  • Field trips to historical, cultural, and entertainment attractions
  • Variety of workshops, classes, and demonstrations held frequently on campus
  • UNH Accessibility

An Active Community of Friends

Most residents remark that they’ve become more active socially and physically since moving to RiverWoods. Life here brings every resident the opportunity to make new friends who share your common interests.

Local Museums and Galleries

Every month, we handle the logistics for various field trips and outings to points of interest, museums, and other venues on the Seacoast. From Portland to Boston, there are many interesting and educational places to visit like Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard’s Natural History Museum, and so many more.

  • Trips to Boston, Portsmouth and Portland
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Fine Dining Trips
  • Golf Outings
  • Tennis Clubs
  • Hiking, Kayaking and Paddling Trips
  • Theatre in Portsmouth, Ogunquit, Boston
  • Local Shopping
  • Ski Trips

We love living in a thriving university town.

The location is what drew us - near the university and along the beautiful Oyster River. There are so many opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities here.