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Town of Hanover, NH     Town of Norwich, VT    City of Lebanon, NH   Town of Enfield NH   Town of Lyme, NH   Town of Canaan, NH  Town of Plainfield, NH   Town of Grantham NH  Town of Hartford, VT

Get to know your community by subscribing to a Community Discussion List listserv. This service is provided free to communities in the Upper Valley by Vital Communities.


Arts & Culture

Take advantage of what a vibrant area we live in today!

Support your local artisans by visiting the Upper Valley's wonderfully creative galleries and museums including The Hood Museum at Dartmouth in Hanover, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum & Trust in Meriden, and AVA Gallery & Arts Center in Lebanon.

See what plays, musical performances, movies and more are showing at the Hopkins Center on the Dartmouth campus.  Let Opera North and Northern Stage in White River Junction entertain you with their delightful productions. Check out who's performing at the Lebanon Opera House. Past performers have included Garrison Keillor, Rosanne Cash, and Los Lobos.

Enjoy hit movies at the Nugget Theater and Lebanon Entertainment Cinemas. Be inspired by independent films at Dartmouth's Loew Auditorium. And take a trip to one of the area's drive-in movie theatres.

Listen to beautiful classical music performances at Classicopia and let the North Country Chordsmen charm you with their award-winning barbershop songs. Take a wide variety of wonderful classes at the Upper Valley Music Center.



Hanover Community Profile     Lebanon Community Profile    Norwich Community Profile

Lyme Community Profile     Hartford Community Profile 

Enfield Community Profile   Canaan Community Profile

Profiles of Upper Valley Consumers: Top Tapestry Segments by ESRI

Upper Valley consumers are highly educated, well-traveled and have high buying power. They live in primarily single-family homes with a high median value of $346,000, and are more interested in quality than cost. They take pride in their homes and foster a sense of personal style.  They dine out regularly, purchase luxury cars, find time to exercise and enjoy a wide range of cultural and recreational activities.

35% Urban Chic

25% Golden Years

15% Exurbanites


The Upper Valley region is characterized by its highly educated population and commitment to learning. Schools and Colleges in the Upper Valley Region:

Dresden School District SAU 70/22 (Hanover, NH; Norwich, VT) Superintendent’s Office: (603) 643-6050

Hanover High School  (603) 643-3431;

Frances C. Richmond Middle School   (603) 643-6040;

Bernice A. Ray Elementary School   (603) 643-6655;

Marion Cross Elementary, Norwich, VT  (802) 649-1703


Lebanon School District SAU 32 (Lebanon, NH) uperintendent’s Office: (603) 448-1634

Lebanon High School (603) 448-2055

Lebanon Junior High School (603) 448-3057

Hanover Street School (603) 448-2945

Seminary Hill School (603) 298-8500

Mt. Lebanon School (603) 298-8202

School Street (603) 448-4536


Lyme School District SAU 76 (Lyme, NH) Superintendent’s Office: (603) 795-2125

Barnes-Plain Elementary School (603) 795-2125


Mascoma Valley Regional School District, SAU 62 (Enfield, Canaan, Grafton, Dorchester & Orange, NH) Superintendent’s Office: (603) 632-5563

Mascoma Valley Regional High School (603) 632-4308

Indian River Middle School (603) 632-4357

Enfield Elementary School (603) 632-4231

Canaan Elementary School (603) 523-4312


Hartford, VT School System  Superintendent’s Office: (802) 295-8600

Hartford High School (802) 295-8610

Hartford Memorial Middle School (802) 295-8640

Hartford Career and Technical Center (802) 295-8647

Dothan Brook (802) 295-8630

White River Jct. (802) 295-8650

Ottauquechee School (802) 295-8654


Rivendell Interstate School District (Orford, NH, Fairlee, Vershire, and West Fairlee, VT) Superintendent's Office: (603) 353-2170

Westshire Elementary School, Grades K - 5 (802) 333-3668

Samuel Morey Elementary School, Grades PreK - 5 (802) 333-9755

Rivendell Academy, Grades 6 - 12 (603) 353-4321

Private Schools & Nursery Schools

Cardigan Mountain School   (603) 523-4321

Estabrook Christian School   (603) 298-8475

Kimball Union Academy   (603) 469-2000

Mid-Vermont Christian School   (802) 295-6700

Open Fields   (802) 785-2077

Runnemede School   (603) 675-2933

Crossroads Academy   (603) 795-3111

Upper Valley Waldorf School   (802) 296-2496

Montessori Children's School   (603) 643-2828

Thetford Academy   (802) 785-4805

Mascoma Co-operative Preschool   (603) 632-5655

La Petite Crech   (603) 643-5051

Norwich Nursery School   (802) 649-1804

River Bend Career & Technical Center   (802) 222-5212

Hanover Nursery School   (603) 643-3315

Social Resources

LGBTQIA+ Resources

  • Upper Valley Queer Social - Facebook group with 242 members.
    Upper Valley Queers Social is a social group in the NH/VT region of the Upper Valley, bringing a variety of social events to connect queers after a few years of isolation and disconnect. Events range from hiking, biking, wine/beer tasting, grabbing dinner, bowling, seasonal activities, outdoors activities, and more!

  • Rural Outright - Located in Claremont, NH, Rural Outright engages activists, students, businesses, and partner organizations to support and advocate for rural LGBTQIA+ people and their allies.
  • Outright Vermont - LGBT and family support groups through out the state of Vermont.
  • Pride Center - Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters. 
  • Out In The Open - Out in the Open connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge and power.
  • PFLAG New Hampshire - Support & education for the parents and friends of LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Trans Lifeline - Support hotline for trans, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals.  877-565-8860
  • The Trevor Project - 24-hour suicide prevention for those 25 and younger. 888-488-7386
  • LGBT National Help Center
    LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
    LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline: 888-688-5428
    LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
    LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243
    One-to-one online chat:
  • Planned Parenthood - HIV testing and gender affirming care.
  • Transgender Health Care - Dartmouth Hitchcock Transgender Health Program
  • Monthly LGBTQBTQA2S+ Health Clinic - Good Neighbor Health Clinic

BIPOC Resources

Insiders Guide To The Upper Valley

Colleges & Universities

Dartmouth College (603) 646-1110

Community College of VT (603) 295-8811

River Valley Community College

VT Technical College (802) 728-1000

VT Law School

College for Lifelong Learning  (UNH)


Dartmouth College's various libraries and collections:

Enfield Public Library

Howe Library Hanover, NH’s Public Library

Norwich Public Library

Lebanon Public Libraries Lebanon, NH's Public Libraries

Parks & Recreation

There is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than right in our very own scenic community.

Hike the ever popular Appalachian Trails. Click here for a Trail Map of Hanover. The Dartmouth Outing Club also has various resources to support your hiking endeavors.

Float down the beautiful Connecticut River or visit the Hanover Country Club Mink Brook for fishing and Storrs Pond for swimming and tennis in the spring and summer.

Ski the slopes of the Dartmouth Skiway and Whaleback Mountain, or cross country ski at the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center or the Eastman Cross Country Center. Have fun skating at Campion Rink, Thompson Arena, and the groomed ice of Occom Pond. Race down the sledding slopes of the Hanover Country Club.

Strap on your riding helmet and visit the horses of the Dartmouth Riding Center at Morton Farm.


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