Our Area

The Upper Valley offers many activities including arts and entertainment, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and more. Our location near the Connecticut River gives you access to destinations across Vermont and New Hampshire. Below, we offer a list of activities in our immediate area as well as links to activities in the state. If you have any questions or would like more information for your stay with us, please contact us!

NEWS & EVENTS   •  THE ARTS   •  OUTDOORS  •  DRIVING ADVENTURES  •  DINING  •  KIDS

NEWS & EVENTS


THE ARTS

    • The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 646-2808
      Dartmouth College has been collecting objects since 1772, just three years after its founding. There are approximately 65,000 objects in the care of the Hood Museum of Art to date. The collections are among the oldest and largest of any college or university in the country.
    • Hopkins Center for The Arts, 6041 Wilson Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 646-2422
      The Hopkins Center, designed by Wallace Harrison (architect of Lincoln Center and the United Nations Building in New York City), has served as the cultural hub of the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH since it first opened in November 1962. In 1988 the “Hop” was named by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the Nation’s exemplary performing arts centers.
    • Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Avenue, Lebanon, NH 03766, (603) 448-0400
      Lebanon Opera House is the only community-based theater of its size in west-central New Hampshire and the cultural focal point of the greater Lebanon community. Throughout its colorful history – from meeting house, to movie house, to the active, year-round, fully-renovated performing arts facility it is today – the organization has honored its rich tradition of arts, education and community every day.
    • Northern Stage, The Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT 05001, (802) 296-7000
      Northern Stage is a regional, non-profit professional theater that seeks to entertain, challenge, and involve its audiences with ambitious productions and expansive educational programs. Based in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River, Northern Stage brings national and area talent together on an intimate stage in diverse classic, contemporary, and new plays and musicals.
    • Nugget Theaters, 57 South Main Street, Hanover, NH, (603) 643-2769
      The Nugget Theater is a Hanover, NH movie theater with 4 screens showing first-run movies.


OUTDOORS

    • Dartmouth Skiway, 39 Grafton Turnpike, Lyme,NH 03768, (603) 795-2143
      Dartmouth Skiway offers big-mountain challenges in a family-friendly setting with more than 100 skiable acres spread over two mountains and enough terrain variety to thrill any ski or snowboard enthusiast.
    • Franconia Notch State Park, 852 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln, NH 03251, (603) 745-8391
      Franconia Notch State Park is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges.
    • Ski Vermont
      A comprehensive list of ski locations in Vermont.
    • Mount Washington (NH)
      Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region.
    • Quechee Gorge/Quechee State Park (VT)
      Hundreds of thousands of visitors stop each year to take in the breathtaking views of the Quechee Gorge. The focal point of the park is Vermont’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago. Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below viewing points along Route 4.
    • Trail Finder
      Interactive map to find the perfect outdoor space for your kind of adventure (hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and more)!


DRIVING ADVENTURES

        • The Ultimate New Hampshire Waterfall Road Trip
          The White Mountains are packed with natural beauty including stunning waterfalls. But to find New Hampshire’s best gems, and most beautiful waterfalls, you have to know where to look. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you, compiling New Hampshire’s Ultimate Road Trip.


DINING

          • Jesse’s Restaurant & Tavern, 224 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755-3224, (603) 643-4111
            Our philosophy is simple. We believe that the recipe for an amazing restaurant has two key ingredients: great food and genuine hospitality. That’s why we use quality ingredients from reputable vendors. We source local produce when possible. We buy fresh seafood and have it delivered daily. Recipes at Jesse’s are made from scratch. Steaks are graded USDA choice or better, aged in house for four weeks and hand cut by our team. Burgers are ground in house every day. Our culinary team understands that the quality of food preparation is their opportunity to show hospitality and they deliver!
          • Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery, 30 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-3321
            A certified green restaurant Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery has been a Hanover institution since 1947. Offering delicious baked goods and catering services Lou’s has a restaurant offering breakfast and lunch daily.
          • Molly’s Restaurant & Bar, 43 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-6015, (603) 643-2570
            Molly’s is a popular gathering place, a favorite of Dartmouth students and locals alike. At Molly’s, guests enjoy thin crust pizzas and entrees cooked in a wood-fired brick oven, pasta dishes, the best burgers in the Upper Valley, fresh salads, wonderful finger food and appetizers, and homemade desserts. Molly’s is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
          • Murphy’s On the Green, 11 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2048, (603) 643-4075
            Murphy’s accepts all reservations, large parties up to 40 persons are accommodated, children’s menu all the time,To Go food all the time, Late Night Menu, Nightly “Beer on Tap” Specials, and Special Food Events
          • Pine, Two East Wheelock, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 646-8000
            Located in scenic Hanover NH, across from the Dartmouth Green, PINE is an American restaurant incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, utilizing the bounty of ingredients available in and around New England. Created by acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur Michael Schlow, PINE features approachable, well-executed dishes that focus on local and sustainable New England products. The kitchen is run under the watchful eye of talented chef, Justin Dain.
          • Thai Orchid, 44 S Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-0300
            The Thai Orchid is the vision of Pim Pinitmontri, whose main goal is to introduce our guests to the outstanding Thai food of her native country. Our mission is to provide the highest-quality traditional Thai Cuisine. Our cooks strive to achieve a harmonious balance of the four tastes that has made the Thai culinary tradition so popular world-wide— sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. All of our dishes are made to order to ensure the highest degree of freshness. Thai is well known for being hot and spicy, but we also offer dishes that are mild and just plain healthy.
          • Market Table, 44 S Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 676-7996
            We are a retail store selling our own prepared foods, cakes, pastries + espresso drinks, and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner + Sunday brunch. We are open seven days a week and in warmer weather can also seat up to 50 outside. We are chef owned + our focus is seasonal, farm to table. Our menu relies on the very best local ingredients, from farmers and cheese makers in NH + VT. Many of the foods we use are organic and many of our cheeses are raw milk. Our menu includes several dishes that stay on, no matter the season, complimented by other dishes that will change by week and by month throughout the season. Our focus is on using outstanding ingredients to offer, simple, elegant, great tasting food in both retail and our dining room.
          • Orient Restaurant, 3 Lebanon St # 11, Hanover, NH 03755-2158, (603) 643-8888
            Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Hanover, NH.
          • Canoe Club, 27 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755-2048, (603) 643-9660
            The Canoe Club was launched in November of 2003 in the center of “downtown Hanover” with the goal of providing a stylish, yet informal, gathering spot for the Upper Valley. From the beginning, our intention was to present fresh local and regional food and beverage within a broad price range, complemented by distinctive, yet unobtrusive entertainment. Guests often mention the “good energy” they feel upon entering the Canoe Club – the welcoming staff, the smell of tasty food, and the vibrant scene.
          • Stellas’s Kitchen, 5 Main St, Lyme, NH 03768-3500, (603) 795-4302
            It’s a place for everyone who enjoys and appreciates high-quality, value-priced provisions, and cooking. Nestled in a historic 1780s building on the idyllic Lyme Common, we offer the perfect blend of in-house dining, food market, and take-away meals.
          • Salt Hill Pub, 7 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755-2170, (603) 676-7822
            Salt Hill Pub has been offering their inspired blend of honest Irish-American comfort food, perfect pints, good humor and living music since June 2003 at the pub in Lebanon. In February 2007 they opened Salt hill Pub on Main Street in Newport, and their pub in Hanover followed, in February 2010. December 2014 saw the introduction of Salt hill Pub in Sunapee.
          • Three Tomatoes Trattoria, 1 Court St # 100, Lebanon, NH 03766-1358, (603) 448-1711
            Three Tomatoes has been serving decadent pastas, hand-tossed thin crust pizza, refreshing antipasti and innovative specials for 25 years. We believe in sourcing local ingredients and supporting our community in an effort to sustain our town and our planet while providing outstanding quality and service to our patrons. For twenty-five years we have been buying local, knowing that supporting our farmers and producers is good for us, good for you, and good for our community.
          • Base Camp Cafe, Hanover Park Building, 3 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-2007
            Come discover a higher concept of Nepali Cuisine. Traditional food from all regions of Nepal with a beautiful refined America’s presentation. Every delectable dish are making a piece of art with every plate.
          • Tapas Candela Lounge, 15 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH, (603) 277-9094
            Candela focuses on providing simple food and good drinks. Restaurant owner James Van Kirk said he created a simple menu so as to emphasize the purpose of tapas — bringing people together. Light dishes shift diners’ focus from food to conversation, enabling tapas restaurants to create a warmer dining experience.
          • Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine, 5 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 277-9192
            Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine offers a family tradition of Thai food made daily from the freshest ingredients.
          • Boloco, 35 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-0202
            Our mission is to better the lives and futures of our people. We use ridiculously delicious burritos to do it. And it’s literally the most important thing we do. We know…it’s hard to take a burrito this seriously. Super hard. And don’t worry, you don’t have to, that’s our job.
          • Jewel of India Restaurant, 27 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-2217
            The Jewel of India has been Hanover’s favorite Indian Restaurant since 1992, family owned, featuring traditional North Indian food.
          • Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria, 9 South Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-9500
            Ramunto’s Brick and Brew is dedicated to the highest-quality, New York pizzas. Our hand-crafted pizzas, calzones and stromboli require the freshest dough, which is made daily along with our signature sauce and fresh-grated, premium whole-milk mozzarella. Our authentic wood-fired and seasoned slate ovens finish the process with our skilled cooks monitoring the process. The Brick and Brew is located in the heart of Hanover, NH, just a short walk from the Dartmouth College campus. Join us for lunch or dinner in a great family atmosphere inside by the charming brick oven or on our fresh, mountain-air patio.
          • Dirt Cowboy Cafe, 7 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-1323
            The Dirt Cowboy Café has been serving freshly roasted and individually brewed coffees to the
            Hanover community since 1993 and has been voted the “Best Gourmet Coffee Shop” in our region for 7 consecutive years. We know coffee!
          • Starbucks, 44 South Main Street
            Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-4882
            A coffee place. And more.
          • Morano Gelato, 57 South Main Street, Suite 101, Hanover, NH 03755, (603) 643-4233
            Morano Gelato is a small New England-based company dedicated to promoting the art of gelato-making through its production of authentic Italian gelato in small, concentrated batches.


KIDS

        • Montshire Museum of Science, One Montshire Road, Norwich,VT 05055, (802) 649-2200
          The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, with more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. The building is located on a 110-acre site near the Connecticut River, and the Museum’s outdoor environment is a large part of the visitor experience.
        • Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road
          PO Box 489, Woodstock, VT 05091-0489, (802) 457-2355
          Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past – your gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production. Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of actual farm work, animals, and agricultural processes. The authentically restored 1890 Farm House, the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago – features the farm manager’s office, family living quarters – and creamery, where butter was produced for market. Interactive programs in the farmhouse for visitors and students interpret 19th century agricultural improvement, butter production, and domestic life. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the annual cycle of rural life and work, as well as the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago.