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The "Upper Valley" Resources | When You Go

The “Upper Valley” Resources | When You Go
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The "Upper Valley" map illustration by Nate Padavick

The “Upper Valley” map illustration by Nate Padavick

For pricing and schedules, visit the venue Web sites listed below. (Venues are listed alphabetically.) For additional suggestion, check out: * ctrivertravel.com * crjc.org * uppervalleychamber.com * cohase.org

ATTRACTIONS

American Precision Museum, Windsor, VT. 802-674-5781; americanprecision.org

Artisans Park, Windsor, VT. artisanspark.net

Boland Balloon, Post Mills Airport, West Fairlee, VT. 802-333-9254; ballooninn vermont.com, myairship.com/database/boland.html

Bunten Farm, Orford, NH. 603-353-9066; buntenfarm.com

Connecticut River National Scenic Byway ctriverbyway.org

Cornish-Windsor Bridge, NH.Gov/nhdhr/bridges/p39.html, crjc.org/heritage/N08-5.htm

Dartmouth Green, Hanover, NH. dartmouth.edu/life-community/explore-green

Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH. 603-646-2808; hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, NH. 603-646-2422; hop.dartmouth.edu

Lake Runnemede, Windsor, VT. 802-674-6786; windsorvt.org/paradise-park-commission

Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme, NH. lymecongregationalchurch.org

Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT. 802-649-2200; montshire.org

Mount Ascutney State Park, Windsor, VT. 802-674-2060; vtstateparks.com

North Star Livery, Cornish, NH. 603-542-6929; kayak-canoe.com

Old Constitution House, Windsor, VT. historicvermont.org

Open Acre Ranch, West Fairlee, VT. 802-333-9196; openacreranch.com

Robie Farm, Piermont, NH. 603- 272-4872; robiefarm.com

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH. 603-675-2175; nps.gov/saga

LODGING

Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH. 603-643-4300; hanoverinn.com

Lyme Inn, Lyme, NH. 603-795-4824; thelymeinn.com

Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT. 802-649-1143; norwichinn.com

DINING

Ariana’s Restaurant, Orford, NH. 603-353-4405; arianasrestaurant.com

Fairlee Diner, Fairlee, VT. 802-333-3569

Morano Gelato, Hanover, NH. 603-643-4233; moranogelatohanover.com

Peyton Place, Orford, NH. 603-353-9100; peytonplacerestaurant.com

Stella’s Italian Kitchen & Market, Lyme, NH. 603-795-4302; stellaslyme.com

Whistle Stop Cafe, Fairlee, VT. 802-331-1000

SHOPPING

Artisans Park, Windsor, VT. artisanspark.net

Chapman’s Country Store, Fairlee, VT. 802-333-9709; chapmansstore.com

Dan & Whit’s, Norwich, VT. 802-649-1602; danandwhits.com

Farm-Way, Bradford, VT. 800-222-9316; vermontgear.com

King Arthur Flour, Norwich, VT. 800-827-6836; kingarthurflour.com

Long River Studios, Lyme, NH. 603-795-4909; longriverstudios.net

PLUS, DON’T MISS THESE ADDITIONAL SITES …

Breakfast-on-the-Connecticut, Lyme, NH. 888-353-4440; breakfastonthect.com. B&B on a leafy knoll above the river, offering kayaks and canoes for guests; North Star Livery inn-to-inn kayak and canoe trips available.

Butternut Lane B&B, Norwich, VT. 802-649-1549; butternutlanebnb.com. Farmhouse set high above Route 5, with river views, still in the family who built it in 1821.

Cider Hill Gardens & Art Gallery, Windsor, VT. 802-674-6825; ciderhillgardens.com. Sarah Milek’s garden is a splendid setting for Gary Milek’s studio, displaying his spare Vermont landscapes in egg tempera and his colorful botanicals (available as cards and prints).

Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction, VT. 800-622-1124; hotelcoolidge.com. Historic railroad hotel offering 30 comfortable rooms with private baths. One wing serves as a Hostelling International facility, with access to a self-service kitchen and laundry.

Isabell’s Cafe, East Thetford, VT. 802-785-4300; isabellscafe.blogspot.com. This cheery, family-owned and family-friendly eatery is as good as it looks.

Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Norwich, VT. 802-649-1143; norwichinn.com/norwich-restaurants.php. A respected brewpub at the Norwich Inn.

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. 800-423-1211; lakemoreyresort.com. The 18-hole golf course is a big draw at this family-owned resort; also offers an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, tennis.

Loch Lyme Lodge, Lyme, CT. 603-795-2141; lochlymelodge.com. Open late June-Labor Day. The big attraction here is a large lawn and small beach Post Pond, across Rt. 10 from the clapboard “lodge” in which breakfast and dinner are served. Most of  the 20 brown shingled cabins are ranged along a hillside behind the lodge, ten available as weekly rentals and ten as B&B cabins . A four-course prix fix dinner is available by reservation. This is a great place for families, many of whom have been coming for generations.

Piermont Inn, Piermont, NH. 603-272-4820; piermontinn.com. 1790s stagecoach stop, now a B&B. Longtime owners tune guests in to the quiet upper end of the valley.

Pine, Hanover, NH. 603-643-4300; hanoverinn.com/dining.aspx. Fine farm-to-table dining at the Hanover Inn.

Silver Maple Lodge, Fairlee, VT. 800-666-1946, 802-333-4326; silvermaplelodge.com, ballooninnvermont.com. Farmhouse B&B and cottages; Boland Balloon packages available.

SnapDragon Inn, Windsor, VT. 802-227-0008; snapdragoninn.com. Nine tastefully furnished rooms and a spacious library stocked with books by Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, all edited by Maxwell Perkins, former owner of this 1815 mansion.

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