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The following establishments offer lodging at discounted rates to students attending classes at the Baking Education Center. Please mention you're taking a class at King Arthur Flour when calling to reserve a room; some blackout dates apply.

where to stay
Norwich
Lebanon
Hartford
Woodstock
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what to do

For more about the Upper Valley and things to do here, watch Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s video “Life in the Upper Valley” or read “100 Things You Must See, Do, or Experience in the Upper Valley” from the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce.

culture

Hopkins Center for the performing arts, Dartmouth College

The Upper Valley boasts an exciting array of cultural events and attractions for people of all ages. This summer, the Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with HOPFest, a festival July 20th and 21st featuring music, food, and local art. Music lovers will enjoy great shows nearly every day at other places like the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vt., the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H., and many smaller local venues. For the art enthusiast, AVA Gallery & Art Center and the Hood Museum of Art offer opportunities to create and appreciate; for the scientist, the Montshire Museum of Science and Vermont Institute of Natural Science provide fun learning spaces for kids and adults. And with historic sites like St. Gaudens National Historic Site and Billings Farm & Museum, seasonal farmers’ markets offering fresh produce and local crafts, a wide variety of restaurants and shops, frequent theater productions and academic lectures, and much more, there’s plenty to explore in the Upper Valley.

recreation

The Upper Valley is a wonderful place for the outdoor enthusiast year-round. Hikers will enjoy the Appalachian Trail, which runs through Norwich and Hanover, as well as myriad shorter but stunning local trails. Many beautiful lakes and ponds, and the Connecticut River, offer opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing. The Northern Rail Trail is a safe and enjoyable place for bicyclists of all ages. Beautiful fall foliage makes any outdoor adventure even more rewarding. In the winter, skiers can hit the slopes locally or take a short trip to bigger mountains like Killington or Okemo; or try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or ice fishing in the places you hike, bike, and swim during the summer! Those who enjoy some indoor recreation will find ample opportunities through the River Valley Club and The Carter Community Building Association (CCBA), Upper Valley Aquatic Center, local yoga studios, and more.

mountain biking in the Upper Valley