Top things to do in Upper Connecticut River Valley

Top Choice Library in Hanover

Baker-Berry Library

On the north side of the green is Dartmouth College's central Baker-Berry Library. The reserve corridor on the lower level houses an impressive mural called Epic of American Civilization, by José Clemente Orozco (18…
Top Choice Museum in Hanover

Hood Museum of Art

Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has expanded to include nearly 70,000 items, which are housed at the H…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Hanover

Morano Gelato

Founder Morgan Morano fell head over heels for gelato while living in Florence. Next step? Import some genuine Italian equipment and launch this brilliant gelato shop in the heart of Hanover. With new batches made f…
Top Choice Square in Hanover

Dartmouth College Green

The green is the focal point of the Dartmouth College campus, both physically and historically. Along the east side of the green, picturesque Dartmouth Row consists of four harmonious Georgian buildings: Wentworth, …
Historic Site in Upper Connecticut River Valley

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

In the summer of 1885, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens rented an old inn near the town of Cornish and came to this beautiful spot in the Connecticut River Valley to work. He returned summer after summer, and eve…
Notable Building in Hanover

Sanborn Library

Named for Professor Edwin Sanborn, who taught for almost 50 years in Dartmouth's English department, the Sanborn Library features ornate woodwork, plush leather chairs, and books lining the walls on two levels. One …
Diner in Hanover

Lou's

A Dartmouth institution since 1947, this is Hanover's oldest establishment, always packed with students meeting for a coffee or perusing their books. From the retro tables or the Formica-topped counter, order typica…
Performing Arts in Hanover

Hopkins Center for the Arts

A long way from the big-city lights of New York and Boston, Dartmouth hosts its own entertainment at this outstanding performing-arts venue. The season brings everything from movies to live performances by internati…
Performing Arts in Hanover

Winter Carnival

Each February, Dartmouth celebrates the four-day Winter Carnival, featuring special art shows, drama productions, concerts, an ice-sculpture contest and other amusements. It's organized by the Student Activities Off…
Museum in Hanover

Enfield Shaker Museum

Set in a valley overlooking Mascoma Lake (11 miles southeast of Dartmouth), the Enfield Shaker site dates back to the late 18th century and grew into a small but prosperous community of Shaker farmers and craftspeop…