Here in Hanover

While Hanover may appear small on a map, this is a vibrant community with a remarkable array of things to see and do. Hanover and the surrounding Upper Valley are quintessential New England. People not only enjoy the picture-book scenery right out their window, they live it. After work or during a study break, it's easy to escape for a couple of hours to hike a nearby trail, take a few runs down the College's ski area, or kayak on the Connecticut River. Whether your idea of outdoor recreation is heartpumping or simply breathtaking--you'll find it all right here.

Hanover is also home to a wealth of cultural and artistic attractions. Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts presents about 500 film, dance, music, and theater events each year, from Wynton Marsalis, Angelique Kidjo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Arturo Sandoval and Pilobolus. The College's Hood Museum includes works by Monet, Rodin, and Rembrandt. Recent speakers on campus include Paul Farmer, Sidney Lumet, Oliver Sacks, and Terry Tempest Williams. Newcomers to Hanover are continually surprised by the diverse richness of this area's cultural experience--without the hassles or expense of city traffic or parking.

"There's the perception
...and then there's the reality."

"Driving north on I-89, you reach a hilltop on the road about 20 or 30 miles out from Hanover. With the rest of the world behind you and the descent into the Upper Valley before you, the sense that you are privy to one of the world's great secrets is undeniable."
—Christopher Jordan, Geisel Year Two

World-class cultural events held at Dartmouth's Hopkins Center • Dartmouth Film Series • Community music
and theater groups
 • Year-round recreational activities • Weekend road trips to Boston and Montreal