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 2 hours northwest of Boston and 5 hours north of New York City. The area is accessible via Interstates 89 and 91, airports in Manchester, NH and Boston, MA, 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.
This Guide to Visiting the Upper Valley provides an overview of the top attractions within the area for applicants who visit and have just a couple short days to see whether it feels like home.
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.
- Dartmouth College and Upper Valley Rentals
- Northern New England Real Estate Network (Choose New Hampshire, Grafton County, Lebanon)
- Picket Fence Preview (For Sale By Owner listings)
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
- AVA Gallery
- Chandler Music Hall
- Claremont Opera House
- Hood Museum of Art
- Hopkins Center for the Arts
- Lebanon Opera House
- Newport Opera House
- Northern Stage Company
- Pentangle Arts Council
Festivals and fairs
- Cornish Fair
- Harpoon Brewery BBQ Championships and Octoberfest
- Queechee Balloon Festival
- Rutland Fair
- Tunbridge World's Fair