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, 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.
- Boston: 2 – 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.
- Northern New England Real Estate Network (Choose New Hampshire, Grafton County, Lebanon)
- Picket Fence Preview (For Sale By Owner listings)
- Dartmouth College / Upper Valley Rentals
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
- Hopkins Center for the Arts
- Hood Museum of Art
- Pentangle Arts Council
- Chandler Music Hall
- Claremont Opera House
- Lebanon Opera House
- Newport Opera House
- Northern Stage Company
- AVA Gallery
- Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsman
Festivals and fairs
- Quechee Balloon Festival
- Cornish Fair
- Tunbridge World's Fair
- Rutland Fair
- Harpoon Brewery BBQ Championships and Octoberfest
Other fun stuff
- Canobie Lake Park
- Jackson Gore Adventure Park
- Alpine Adventures
- Attitash Zip Line
- Great Vermont Corn Maze
- Nightmare New England
View area photos by visiting the links below:
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