Ivy League Dartmouth, our country’s ninth oldest college, offers a Liberal Arts education known for it’s academic excellence and intensity. Located in the town of Hanover, known as “The Upper Valley”, encompassing Hanover and Lebanon in New Hampshire and Norwich in Vermont. With the Appalachian Trail basically running through campus and the Connecticut River a stone’s throw away there’s an incredible array of activities in the area if you have time after your visit.
Breakfast: Hanover’s famous diner, Lou’s located in the center of town on Main Street, has the old school diner feel and great food ( its also good for lunch.) If the line is too long at Lou’s, Four Aces in nearby Lebanon (5 mins outside campus) has equally good food. Off campus in Norwich, King Arthur Flour, recognized nationally for their bread, has the best egg sandwiches in the area. (If you love baking be sure to visit; in addition to the café, there’s a store and education center.)
Lunch: Many students say the best sandwich in town is at Umpleby’s. Word has it to order the #5--the Bertie Wooster, add avocado and have it grilled. Vegetarians will be happy with #6—the Mungo Park. There’s outdoor seating if it’s a nice day. If you’re craving a burrito Boloco is similar to a Qdoba or Chipotle. Lastly, Molly’s (a staple of Hanover town) offers sandwiches and salads also with outdoor seating.
A Step Up: One of the nicest restaurants in town, the Pine Restaurant at the Hanover Inn, is known for great food served in a warm atmosphere. The Canoe Club is another great choice right in Hanover. If you’re up for a short drive, Stella’s in Lyme, NH (about 15-20 minutes away) is a well-loved Italian restaurant, with food sourced from the local farms.
Late Night Snack: Everything But Anchovies (more commonly known as EBA’s) is the go-to for all of Hanover. The large menu has just about anything you would want late at night except healthy options. For the best gelato, you can’t leave town without a stop at Morano Gelato. Every morning, it’s made fresh—so good!
Local Attractions: Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and go on a hike. A local favorite is to hike to the top of the fire tower located on Gile Mountain, about 15 minutes from Hanover. It’s approximately a 35-45 minute hike to the top, with a reward of breathtaking 360-degree views of the Vermont/New Hampshire area. If you have more time, visit Simon Pearce in nearby Quechee, Vermont, a half hour drive. There’s the glass blowing operation, a flagship store and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the falls of the Ottauque River.
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