Lyme, New Hampshire, is located on the Connecticut River, just north of Hanover. The Lyme Common is surrounded by history. The Lyme Inn, originally built in 1809, was a stop for stagecoaches traveling on the route between Montréal and Boston. Also on the common is the town’s 200-year-old Congregational Church, whose original bell was cast by Paul Revere. Next to the church is a row of 27 antique horse sheds—the longest contiguous line of horse sheds in New England (and possibly in the United States). Lyme offers several dining options, a wealth of outdoor activities, and quick access to surrounding activity centers such as White River Junction, Hanover, and Lebanon.
- The Lyme Inn, 1 Market Street, Lyme, NH 03784, (603) 795-4824
The Lyme Inn has been welcoming travelers for over 200 years. In the 1800s those traveling via stagecoach between Boston and Montreal along the old Boston Turnpike would stop for a night or two. Nestled at the heart of Lyme, New Hampshire, the Lyme Inn continues in its spirit of historic elegance with just the right mix of contemporary luxury. Individually decorated rooms and suites entice you with their charm. An atmosphere of sincere warmth and hospitality make you want to return time and time again.
- Loch Lyme Lodge, 70 Orford Road, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-2141
Lock Lyme Lodge offers a rustic and eco-friendly vacation spot, with simple and comfortable furnishings. Many cabins have fireplaces and screened porches and housekeeping cabins have a kitchen and outdoor grill. B&B cabins have a small fridge. We provide Internet access in and around the main Lodge and barn.
- The Dowd’s Country Inn, 9 Main Street, Lyme, NH, 03768, (603) 795.4712
The Dowds’ Country Inn, known also as the Latham House, is an historic home that was renovated in 1989 into a quaint, country bed & breakfast. It has since grown into a 20 room establishment.
- Ariana’s Restaurant, 1 Market Street, Lyme, NH 03784, (603) 353.4405
Ariana’s Restaurant at the Lyme Inn is the new incarnation of Ariana’s Restaurant offering the same menus in a different venue. This new endeavor is the culmination of some 40 years of culinary adventures. Chef Martin’s passion is fresh, seasonal, high quality ingredients. He works closely with farms in the Upper Valley for our vegetables, dairy and some meats. While he still needs to source proteins from outside the local community, he sources healthy, sustainable and antibiotic-free ingredients for Ariana’s. Ariana’s Favorites menu will change occasionally, generally with the seasons. The Additions menu, changing weekly, and sometimes nightly, offers Chef the chance to play and you the opportunity to try new and varied ingredients and flavor combinations. Our food is family friendly and the atmosphere casual. We continue to offer our extensive wine list along with local beers, now on tap, and with the addition of a full bar.
- Latham House Tavern, 9 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-9995
Latham House Tavern has been serving Hearty American Fare at affordable prices, sourcing much of its product from local farms, or cultivating fruits, vegetables & herbs in its own gardens. Along with its plentiful menu, the Latham House Tavern serves 18 draft beers through English Beer Engines – a modern throwback to the days of cask beer.
- Stella’s Italian Kitchen and Market, 5 Main St, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-4302
Stella’s goal is to give customers the opportunity to turn off the stove, get out of the house and enjoy a great meal. Please feel free to join us any time for a quick bite at the bar or sit down for a meal with friends and family in our cozy dining room. You are always welcome!
- The Lyme Country Store provides nourishment as well: ingredients to make your own meals as well as prepared foods. Open every day, they offer soups, deli sandwiches, fresh baked goods, salads, prepared Thai dishes (on Fridays), and more.
- Dartmouth Skiway, 39 Grafton Turnpike, Lyme Center, NH 03769, (603) 795-2143
Dartmouth Skiway offers big-mountain challenges in a family-friendly setting with more than 100 ski-able acres spread over two mountains and enough terrain variety to thrill any ski or snowboarding enthusiast. The Skiway has something fun for everyone: a 968-foot vertical drop, full-service day lodge, superb grooming, and exciting terrain features. Special ticket prices mean a family can enjoy a weekend of skiing and riding at the Skiway for a reasonable price.
- Green Woodlands
Green Woodlands is a multi generational family organization with a goal of preserving a little piece of nature for many future generations. Through our foundation our primary activities are wildlife management and environmental research and education, historical preservation, and activities that get people out into the woods such as cross country skiing and mountain biking.
- Lyme Green Ice Skating, Lyme Green, NH
Each winter the Lyme Green is transformed into a skating area for all to enjoy. Skates are available across the Green at the Lyme Country Store.
- The Appalachian Trail
There are 161 miles of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and several access points are close to Lyme. The AT offers great day hikes with beautiful views of our area.
- Post Pond
Post Pond is a charming body of water available to Lyme residents and guests of Lyme Inns. Whether swimming and sunning during the summer months or ice fishing in winter it’s a lovely spot to enjoy.
- Upper Valley Land Trust
Outdoor area with trails and areas to explore.
- Tensen Farms, 18 East Thetford Rd, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-2021
- Baileys Turkey Farm, 294 Dartmouth College Hwy, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-4528
Metz Meats, 58 Dorchester Road, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-2858Jessica Metz and Doug Olsen raise chickens, pigs and turkeys. All animals are raised on organic feeds. In addition to proteins they grow vegetables in a new hot house. Metz does their own poultry processing and pork is butchered by a USDA facility.
- Berway Farm Creamery, 560 River Road, Lyme, NH 03768, (802) 249-6107
Run by the Tullar’s this local dairy farm sells milk products at their farmstand and at the Lyme Country Store. Their chocolate milk is a favorite of cyclists on River Rd.
Tullando Farm, on Route 10 in Orford, just over the Lyme Border
Owned by Lyme residents Nate and Pinky Tullar, Tullando Farm has over 600 head of dairy cows and a modern barn with automatic milking and cow backscratchers.
- DeLeon Day Spa, 67 Dartmouth College Highway, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 443-1790
Unwind, unplug, and chill out with progressive treatments for the skin, nails, and body. DeLeon Day Spa offers facials, waxing, lash and brow tinting, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures. Products are ingredient-focused, organic, and clean.
- Converse Free Library, 38 Union Street, Lyme, NH 03768, (603) 795-4622
Lyme was established by a charter in 1761; the first library was formed on January 20, 1798 and called “the Social Library in Lime.” In 1908, the town voted to support a public library called the Lyme Town Library.
- Lyme Historians, The Churchill-Melvin House at 15 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768
The Lyme Historians, Inc. was founded in 1961 with the purpose of helping to document the town’s history, keeping it alive and relevant to the present day by maintaining exhibits and collections and acquiring books, maps, documents and artifacts pertaining to Lyme, New Hampshire.