Sports and Recreation

The above picture was taken from the Mt. Sunapee Zipline Tour.

To see sports information specifically for kids, click here.

HOCKEY
Campion Rink Lebanon, NH
Clinics, Co-ed Leagues, Learn to play hockey

Barwood Arena Hartford, VT
Union Arena Woodstock, VT

SKATING
SCAD at Campion Rink - Hanover, NH

OUTDOOR SKATING/HOCKEY
Occom Pond, Hanover
Marion Cross Rink, Norwich
Etna rink, Etna, NH - behind the fire station on Old Etna Rd
Deweys Pond, Quechee, VT 

Lake Morey, Fairlee, VT
The longest skating trail in the United States, a 4.5-mile loop around the lake. It's an amazing experience that's not to be missed. Directly in front of the Lake Morey Resort smaller rinks for skating and pick-up hockey games are maintained.

ICE FISHING
Connecticut River
Deweys Pond, Quechee, VT 

ROAD BIKE RIDES

Here are a few great routes, contributed by Kayla, who is an avid road and occasional mountain biker.

Five and Dime

If you only have an hour and change to ride, check out the Five and Dime.  There are great views of the Connecticut River, and mostly flat terrain.

Lung Opener, Hanover

This ride will open your lungs right away, but reward you with some really fun descents, too.  Be careful!

King of the Hill, Hanover

If you're looking for the steepest climbs in the area, this one's for you.

Pomfret Quechee Loop

This beautiful ride takes you through Pomfret and Quechee.  Make sure to stop at the Parker House for lunch - so good!

Chelsea Tunbridge Loop

If you're looking for some quiet roads out in the country, try this route.  Riding through the quaint town centers of Strafford, Tunbridge and Chelsea, VT.  Make sure to stop at the general store in Chelsea for some chocolate milk!

BUMPS Hill Climb Series

Are you interested in racing straight up Northeast ski mountains?  Okemo, Ascutney, Whiteface, Mt. Washington and others.  Pick 1 mountain or all 10.  On weekends during May through October you can challenge yourself with the best hill climbers around.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

Parcel 5 - Norwich, VT
Up Moose Mtn. Rd - Etna, NH
List from Omer & Bob's

The Rail Trail

Dorchester Grange Mountain Bike-A-Thon - 10, 15 or 20 mile loop through 22,000 acre Green Woodlands property.

Trapp Family Lodge Stowe, VT

HUNTING

NH Hunting dates and seasons 

VT Hunting dates and seasons 


DARTMOUTH SPORTS
Attend a Dartmouth sporting event.  Check out the all sports schedule here.

TRAIL MAP OF HANOVER
2013 trail map, produced by the Hanover Conservation Commission, is available for purchase at the Hanover Town Office for $7.00/each.

UPPER VALLEY TRAIL FINDER
A comprehensive on-line trails database that offers detailed maps, trail descriptions, directions to trailheads, photos, length, permitted uses, and contact information for the trail owner and manager. It also features a comments section so you can share your experience with other users and also report current trail conditions.

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY
LL Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools 
Kayaking and standup paddleboarding lessons at Storrs Pond.

Hulbert Outdoor Center 
Family camps and adventure days throughout the year.

YOGA

Upper Valley Yoga White River Jct, VT
Bikram Yoga Upper Valley 
AHA (Ancient Healing Arts) Yoga Studio Lebanon, NH
Michele George Yoga Norwich, VT
Mighty Yoga Hanover, NH

RUNNING
In Etna, the Dogford loop is a picturesque, somewhat hilly 6 mile run.  In downtown Hanover, running from the Dartmouth Green up Wheelock, down Rip Rd, left on Reservoir Rd, left on Rt 10, around Occom Pond is about 5 miles. Also try running up any of the local trails - purchase a trail map from the Town Office.  Additionally the Upper Valley Running Club is very active with many local members.  There is a list of their local runs here.

DOWNHILL SKIING

Sugarbush 

Stowe 
Burke 
Dartmouth Skiway season passholders get a $45 daily rate. Grafton County residents receive the Vermonter rate (Adults $52 instead of $68. Juniors $42 instead of $49) on non-holiday days. 
Jay Peak 
A new indoor waterpark, combined with a ski mountain and an indoor ice arena make for a favorite winter destination. 
5th graders get a free ski pass valid at VT ski mountains. ($10 processing fee).  See the rules and restrictions for more details.  Most resorts have Christmas, New Years, MLK day and Presidents' week as blackout dates.

HIKES

Hikes near Dartmouth
The Appalachian Trail

GOLF

Hanover Country Club
Fore-U Golf Center

HEALTH CLUBS

Dartmouth Gym 
Includes indoor racquet courts, pool, track and fitness center.  Also offers FLIP fitness classes and personal training.

POOLS
Storrs Pond, Hanover
UV Aquatic Club, WRJ, VT
Lebanon Memorial Pool, Lebanon, NH
River Valley Club, Lebanon, NH
CCBA, Lebanon, NH
Sherman Manning Pool, Hartford, VT

TENNIS

River Valley Club - Lebanon, NH - indoor courts
Storrs Pond - Hanover, NH - outdoor courts
Dartmouth - indoor and outdoor courts
Our Court Tennis Club - White River Jct, VT - indoor courts

PADDLE TENNIS

The Norwich Racquet Club  Norwich, VT

ROWING/SCULLING

Upper Valley Rowing Club Hanover 
Offers novice to competitive programs from the Ledyard Canoe Club at Dartmouth.

Black Bear Sculling Camp at the Chieftan Inn

CLIMBING

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Quechee, VT

Dartmouth Climbing Gym 
Open to the public at 5pm Sunday-Friday.  See site for specifics.  

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