Arts, Sports, and More
It may surprise you, but there are tons of things to do in the Upper Valley—summer or winter! Doing physical activities can promote intellectual development by making you think about how you are using your body to get through a challenge. Here is a sampling. Let us know if you find more!
Audubon Society of NH (includes VT)
That's bird watching! Field trips and monthly meetings at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT.
AVA Art Gallery (Alliance for the Visual Arts)
11 Bank St., Lebanon, NH
Year-round classes available.
Scholarships and volunteer opportunities available.
(603) 643-3337 or (802) 295-6545
33 Rayton Road, Hanover, NH 03755
A non-profit organization bringing chamber music to the Upper Valley via concerts, lessons, group ensembles, and camp.
refer to Valley News (local newspaper) or posters around the area for time and place. There is live music and learning on the spot. All ability levels welcomed. Usually every other weekend at Tracy Hall in the center of Norwich, VT
Barbara Weiner, Trumball Hall, Etna, NH
Ballet and Jazz. Fee involved.
Hood Museum of Art
Wheelock Street in the center of Hanover, NH
Free, monetary donations appreciated.
Montshire Museum of Science
1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT
Classes in ecology and astronomy, science exhibits.
Fee involved. Volunteer opportunities available.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
139 Saint Gaudens Rd., Cornish, NH
It features the home, gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), one of America's greatest sculptors. Fee involved. Volunteer opportunities available.
Upper Valley Music Center
PO Box 826
Lebanon, NH 03766
A nonprofit source of orchestra, chamber ensemble, and chorus education and performance opportunities for the Upper Valley.
Upper Valley Swing Dance Network
Dances held in Norwich, VT, Hanover, NH and elsewhere.
UVSDN hosts monthly swing, salsa and ballroom dances at Tracy Hall in Norwich, Vermont. Lessons offered.
VINS Nature Center
Rte. 4, Quechee (just 1/4 mile west of Quechee Gorge)
Open 7 days a week, year round. Programs are free with admission for adults and children (up to 16 Years.)
UNH Cooperative Extension—call for local chapter.
4-H is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Annual New Hampshire 4-H Teen Conference. NH Camps Volunteer Program for Teens.
Arrowhead Recreation Club
(603) 543-2416 ext 390
Skiing, riding, sliding, skating, mountain biking at non-profit fees. Volunteer opportunities available.
Claremont Parks and Recreation
Broad Street, Claremont, NH
Hanover Parks and Recreation
You really have to visit this site to get the inside scoop on what's happening in Hanover.
10 School Street, Hanover, NH
Hartford Recreation Department
171 Bridge Street, WRJ, VT
Hartland Recreation Department
Hartland, VT 05048
Lebanon Parks and Recreation
51 N Park Street, Lebanon, NH
Activities include sports, swimming and skiing lessons, drama, music and art programs, outdoor education. Youth-In-Action, a teen volunteer program, involves young people in community service projects. Public parks & facilities include three ball fields, a swimming pool, ski area, boat launch, and over 800 acres of natural areas to explore.
Norwich Parks and Recreation
300 Main Street, Norwich, VT
Storrs Pond Recreation Area
Reservoir Road, Hanover, NH 03755
Includes swimming pool, two separate beaches, playground area with covered pavilion, picnic tables, snack bar, and tennis courts. Fee involved.
Windsor Parks and Recreation
147 Main Street, Windsor, VT
Woodstock Recreation Department
54 River Street, Woodstock, VT
CCBA (Carter Community Building Association)
Carter Witherell Center, 1 Taylor Street, Lebanon, NH
Swimming, weights, aerobics, racquetball, tennis, day camp.
Fee involved, scholarships available.
Route 10, Hanover, NH
Call for public ice skating times and fee information.
Dartmouth Cross-Country Ski Center
A great place to sled for free with your own sled or tube.
Rentals are available for cross country skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing. Fee involved.
Dartmouth Riding Center at The Morton Farm
Laramie Rd., Etna NH
39 Grafton Turnpike, Lyme, NH
Fee involved. Special rates for youth who live in Lyme.
Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council
PO Box 471, Hanover, NH 03755
Ski classes at Dartmouth Skiway. Fee involved.
See the listing above for Dartmouth Riding Center at The Morton Farm and check the yellow pages under "Riding Academies" for more options.
Ledyard Canoe Club
Hanover, NH (On the Connecticut River, next to the Dartmouth Boat house. At the base of the Ledyard Bridge)
Canoes and Kayaks available to rent seasonally.
Martial Arts Instruction
Offered by many municipality recreation centers, health clubs and private businesses which can be found in the Yellow Pages of your telephone book.
Northern Lights Gymnastics
94 Olcott Dr., White River Junction, VT
Storrs Hill Ski Area
Storrs Hill Rd, Lebanon, NH
Upper Valley Trails Alliance
Experience the terrain of the Upper Valley by foot. This web site provides directions to hike in many parts of the Upper Valley.
Public Skate is daily from September – mid-March. Call for schedule and fee.
In addition to meeting your spiritual needs, many congregations have special services and social activities for teens. Look in the yellow pages of your telephone book under "Churches" and at the valley.net website.
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