Upper Valley Life

Travel to the Upper Valley

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, alongside the Connecticut River, which defines the border with Vermont. The area is part of the scenic Upper Valley. The campus is two hours northwest of Boston and five hours north of New York City. The area is accessible via Interstates 89 and 91, airports in Manchester, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts, and by bus via the Dartmouth Coach from Boston and New York City.

The Upper Valley, a landscape of powerful beauty, offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as diverse social, cultural, and artistic communities. Situated near the Appalachian Trail, the area is renowned for its premier skiing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking.

City distances:

  • Boston: 2 to 2.5 hours by Dartmouth Coach
  • NYC: 4 hours by Dartmouth Coach
  • Montreal: 3 hours by car


Housing in the area is very affordable. Residents can live directly in Lebanon or Hanover or can live in any of the outlying communities. Both rental apartments and homes for sale are available. Several condominium communities are located minutes from the hospital.

Outdoor activities

The best site to review outdoor activities in the area is the Dartmouth Outing Club. They have a great summary of places to hike, fish, climb, ski, etc.

Arts and entertainment

Festivals and fairs

Other fun stuff

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