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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Featured Business


Founded in 1936,

the Hanover Co-op Food Stores

serves local residents with

the region’s widest variety

of locally raised meat, specialty

items and national brands.

Whether you seek charcuterie,

shellfish, prepared foods,

or local produce, you’ll find

it at this cooperative that is

open to all. Learn more

at www.coopfoodstore.coop

Contact: Allan Reetz

Phone: 603-643-2667


[email protected]


Featured Events

Business After Hours

April 13th

5:30pm- 7:00pm

Allen's Pool and Spa

White River Junction, VT

Meet the Class of 2020

Dartmouth First Years Weekend

May 5, 2017

10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Location: Collis Center for Student Involvement

Want to be part of this First Year Family Weekend?

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