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Hanover

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Hanover is a city in west central New Hampshire across the Connecticut River from Norwich, Vermont. It is home to Dartmouth College, founded in 1769. Dartmouth's pretty campus dominates the center of this small town and provides most of the attraction.

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Climate[edit]

Hanover (New Hampshire)
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See Hanover's 7 day forecast    Data from NOAA (1981-2010)
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Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Interstate 93 north to Interstate 89 north at Concord, NH. Exit I-89 at Exit 18 in Lebanon, NH, bear right onto Route 120 north and follow to Hanover.

Take I-89 south to I-91 north in White River Junction, VT. Continue as below.

  • From New York (about 5 hours), southern New England and points south

Take Interstate 91 north to exit 13 at Norwich, Vermont. Bear right off the exit, across the Ledyard Bridge spanning the Connecticut River. Continue up the hill on West Wheelock St. in Hanover.

By plane[edit]

Cape Air flies to Lebanon Regional Airport (LEB IATA) from Boston.

Other alternatives are Manchester (MHT IATA) and Burlington (BTV IATA), both about 1.5 hours away by car; or Logan International in Boston or Bradley International in Windsor Locks, both about 2.5 hours away.

By train[edit]

Amtrak "Vermonter" service from Washington and New York arrives daily in nearby White River Junction, Vermont.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

The downtown/campus area is easily covered on foot.

  • Advance Transit, +1 802 295-1824. Bus line has a campus route and also serves most neighboring towns to which one is likely to go. All routes are free.

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Do[edit]

The Appalachian Trail runs right through town.

Buy[edit]

  • Dan & Whit's General Store, Main Street (in Norwich, Vermont). Open every day. Nexus from which all distances are measured. A true general store with a treasure trove of gadgets and tools spanning the early farming days of the area to the present. If you need something that is rare or out of season, they will have it in the back. Slip behind the deli counter to find gardening and sugaring supplies, sleds, hardware and paint. "If we don't have it, you don't need it."

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Sleep[edit]

Accommodations are extremely difficult to find in the area on special Dartmouth weekends such as Graduation, home football games and Winter Carnival.

Go next[edit]

Hanover is in the middle of many charming small towns. For a scenic drive take Route 10 north along the Connecticut River and then Routes 116 and 112 to the Lincoln in the White Mountain National Forest.

Routes through Hanover
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END  N NH Route 120.svg S  LebanonClaremont


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