Welcome to the Hanover Area!
from the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce

The Town of Hanover and surrounding region is a part of what is known as "The Upper Valley". This designation refers to a geographic area stretching along both sides of the Connecticut River in central New Hampshire and Vermont. At the region's center are the towns of Hanover and Lebanon in New Hampshire and Norwich and Hartford (White River Junction) in Vermont.

Each Upper Valley town has its own distinctive character and beauty. Hanover is home to Dartmouth College (one of the Ivy League colleges and the ninth oldest college in the nation) and enjoys a lively, ‘New England cosmopolitan’ business district. The area offers an incredible mix of activities, thanks to the great outdoors, including the Connecticut River, the White and Green Mountains, the arts and culture community, and the benefits of intellectual activities found in a college town.

Norwich also borders the Connecticut River and has a vibrant downtown. If you visit the New Hampshire towns of Etna and Lyme, you will enjoy beautiful scenery, independent shops, and activities that showcase the local community flavor.

This website contains information on the Hanover area’s economy, education, facilities, Chamber of Commerce and some of the many things to do in Hanover and the Upper Valley. Thank you for choosing the Hanover area as your destination. With best wishes from The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Join Circus Smirkus, New England’s own  non-profit, award-winning traveling youth circus for their 2015 Big Top Tour, Bon Appétit! Featuring stars aged 11-18, this season Smirkus follows a new recipe to whet your appetite, exploring the culinary arts and food's fantastic flavors in our Big Top bistro! Catch them in Hanover, NH for 6 shows July 11-13. For tickets call 1-877-SMIRKUS or visit Smirkus.org

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The Montshire Museum
A nationally-recognized
science center
in Norwich, VT

Sidewalk Sale Extravaganza
Saturday, July 18th

Every Wednesday from
3 pm to 6 pm on the green, through October!