Enjoy Fun Fall Activities at Billings Farm and Museum

The Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at Billings Farm is one of the best family-friendly activities this season.

The colorful leaves and crisp weather make autumn New England's most enticing season. If you're looking for fun fall activities in Hanover NH, the Billings Farm and Museum in nearby Woodstock has several family-friendly activities planned for each weekend in October 2015.

Fun Fall Activities at Billings Farm and MuseumThe Billings Farm is an operating dairy farm and a museum of New England's rural past. The farm is kicking off its fall activities with the Pumpkin and Apple Celebration on October 3 and 4. This tasty event will feature many fall favorites like cider pressing, apple butter tasting and sweet treats like pumpkin ice cream. The Harvest Weekend on October 10 and 11 celebrates New England traditions like barn dances and husking bees, a community gathering to husk corn. There will also be delicious food like doughnuts and spiced cider.

Your family won't want to miss the Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend on October 17 and 18, which features narrated rides around Billings during the height of the fall foliage season. If you're looking for a safe Halloween event, you can make plans to attend A Family Halloween on October 25. This event is designed to be not too scary with wholesome fun like pumpkin carving and Halloween tales. Be sure to dress your little ones in their Halloween finest for the costume parade at noon; all children in costume who are accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

Hanover Inn Dartmouth is a great place to stay if you're planning an October trip to the Billings Farm and Museum. Our scenic hotel combines New England charm with modern amenities that will make your fall trip an unforgettable family vacation. Enjoy your wagon rides in Hanover NH and then return to our hotel to relax.

Come Cheer On Dartmouth Big Green Men’s Ice Hockey

Enjoy some of the best college hockey games in New Hampshire.

Sports fans from all around are planning their vacations in New Hampshire to explore the region's outdoor activities and experience the thrill of Dartmouth Hockey games at Thompson Arena. Thompson Arena is recognized as one of the premier ice skating rinks in the Northeast with crowds regularly topping 4,000 eager fans. The arena itself features 3,500 seats for guests and standing room for 1,000 more circling the sheet of ice where the team plays regular games. The large arena is equipped with concession stands to ensure that you will have something to munch on while you cheer the home team on.

Big Green Mens Ice HockeyThompson Arena hosts games from the beginning of the season in mid-October through the nail-biting ECAC quarterfinals in mid-March. The Big Green men's team regularly tangles with big-name teams like Yale, Cornell and Princeton, ensuring that your visit will be complemented with high-octane thrills and intense action on the ice.

The arena has a history dating back to 1975, and that heritage is on clear display with various championship banners celebrating the wins of Dartmouth's men's and women's hockey teams. You can soak up the rich heritage of Dartmouth Big Green men’s ice hockey with a visit to Smoyer Lounge, which is lined with individual and team photos of some of Dartmouth's most notable athletes.

We hope you stay at Hanover Inn Dartmouth if you're looking to see Dartmouth's men's hockey team in action. Our modern, boutique hotel directly overlooks the scenic college green of Dartmouth, making us the perfect fit for you when you want to stop by the area to enjoy a game. Browse our website to find more things to do in New Hampshire when you're not taking in the college hockey 

Fall Foliage in Hanover NH Will Leave You Awestruck

Every autumn, White Mountain National Park comes alive as the leaves change color.

New England is known for the bright array of colors the leaves take on each autumn. The fall foliage in Hanover NH offers one of the best examples of how stunning the season can be. Here, the already scenic White Mountains erupt with countless shades of red, orange and yellow. Visitors can pass hours looking at all the details that go into this patchwork of colors and still want to spend more time taking it all in.

Fall Foliage in Hanover NHGetting out on foot can be one of the best ways to experience the changing leaves. There are many trails to see fall foliage in Hanover. Some are only half a mile while others can go on for 12 or more miles. The Rail 'n River trail may be one of the shorter ones, but it packs in a lot of scenery. It's located in the Russell Colbath Historic Site with a path that has markers to inform hikers of the area's history. The Appalachian Mountain Club is a good place to find detailed information about the many trails in the White Mountains.

In addition to the countless miles of woodlands to explore, you will be able to spend time in the charming town of Hanover. Its quaint streets have a number of small shops, cafes and restaurants. There are many things to do in Hanover during the fall. Nearby farms offer apple and pumpkin picking, and various festivals occur throughout the season.

Hanover Inn Dartmouth is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the White Mountains. With over 200 years of history, our property is an important part of the town, and we're just steps from the Appalachian Trail that winds through the mountains. Enjoy the colors of the season on a leisurely hike and then stop by Hanover Inn to sample locally sourced food at our onsite restaurant, PINE.

Meetings at Hanover Inn Are Certain to Impress

This venue offers world-class Hanover New Hampshire conference and meeting space.

For those looking for quality meeting space near Dartmouth College, Hanover Inn Dartmouth is among the best locations available for hosting a variety of special events. Immediately accessible to campus just across from The Green, Hanover Inn Dartmouth offers beautiful surroundings both within and without. These include views of the mountains that envelope the scenic river valley.

Meetings at Hanover Inn DartmouthOur hotel has everything required for planning and hosting memorable events, including professional planning services, flexible meeting and event space, and staff members who pay attention to every detail. The property features the most spacious ballroom in the region, which is perfect for dream weddings with gorgeous receptions or for milestone class reunions.

For event space in Hanover New Hampshire to host board meetings, receptions and private gatherings, the smaller space options available at our Inn are ideal. Here, the setting is both intimate and elegant. For outdoor events, the terrace is terrific for al fresco meals, cocktail parties and memorable birthday or anniversary celebrations.

Our staff's event coordinating services are top notch to help ensure that everything goes according to plan, such as the excellent catering and professionally managed room layouts. Hanover Inn also has professional-grade audio and visual equipment and technical support. Important meetings and functions are our specialty.

If your guests are staying overnight, Hanover Inn offers stunning accommodations for both comfort and convenience. These include spacious rooms and suites that will ensure a refreshing night's sleep to help with the exciting days ahead. We provide our valued guests with bath products from Gilchrist and Soames, complimentary wireless Internet access and room service in addition to other sophisticated amenities. Browse our website to learn more about the features of our meeting space and book your event at a gorgeous venue just steps from Dartmouth College.

Darthmouth Big Green Football: Home Games Start Soon

This year's Darthmouth Big Green Football home game schedule has been announced.

Football season is right around the corner, and Darthmouth’s Big Green Football game is ready to give fans another year of great plays and Ivy League school spirit. Darthmouth Big Green Football home games will host teams from Yale, Columbia, Princeton and other top schools from around the country. As usual, home games will be held at the historic Memorial Field, which has been in operation as a New Hampshire college football staple since 1923.

College football games in New Hampshire have a special feel. That cool, crisp autumn air greets the hard work of promising young athletes as the sound of cheering fans pushes them onward to victory. Take a long weekend, head off on a road trip to New Hampshire to see the leaves change and spend some time enjoying the Dartmouth Big Green Football games this fall.

Darthmouth Big Green Football

The team’s home game schedule for this year has just been announced and offers plenty of choices for visitors planning to see the Big Green boys in action. The schedule promises both afternoon and evening kickoff times with games in September, October and November. Most games are slated for Saturdays. Find out more about Dartmouth Big Green Football and get a full schedule by visiting the team's website.

Stay with us when you're in town for a home game. Guests at the cozy Hanover Inn Dartmouth are within walking distance of Darthmouth football home games played at Memorial Field, which sits approximately half a mile from our hotel. You will be immersed in college sports culture when you want it and nestled snug in your room when you need a quiet moment of New Hampshire privacy. We hope to see you soon, proudly displaying green and white in support of the Big Green!

Dartmouth College Homecoming Weekend is Coming Up

Alumni and fans flock to Hanover to see Dartmouth Football vs. Yale.

Homecoming Weekend at Dartmouth College is always a blast, and 2015 will be no different when Big Green plays Yale on October 10. This is one of Hanover's biggest weekends for guest traffic when family, friends and alumni of Dartmouth College all come to see their favorite school shine.

Dartmouth College Homecoming WeekendThere's something for everyone to do. To kick the weekend off, have fun at the DARToberfest Pre-Parade Celebration where activities like face painting and photo booths offer family-friendly entertainment. Then, hang out and have a good time at the traditional Dartmouth Night bonfire and parade while you celebrate the 2015 Wearers of the Green, all of whom are students, coaches and alumni who have excelled at Dartmouth athletics. Alumni will be present all weekend to attend many different small reunions and gatherings along with friends and family. For those striving for academic excellence, there will be a Navigating College Admissions workshop and a Back to Class faculty lecture.

If you're planning to stay in Hanover for Dartmouth College Homecoming Weekend 2015, October 9-10, be sure to book your room with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. We're a classic Hanover institution and we have deep roots with Dartmouth College, offering you a lush, cozy New England atmosphere. Our Inn is richly decorated in classic "Dartmouth green" and includes a restaurant named PINE in honor of the traditional Old Pine that gathered graduating Dartmouth students. We'll always remember and celebrate the vision of the innkeeper who first built his lodgings on the site of Hanover Inn back in 1780. Most importantly, we offer a gateway to Dartmouth's outdoor homecoming activities, the Dartmouth Boat House and the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. Book a room today and make your stay in our college town an event to remember.

Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic Is Rolling in Soon

September's Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic is the tastiest way to ride the Connecticut River Valley.

It would be hard to imagine a more lovely time of the year in which to take bike tours through the Connecticut River Valley than glorious September. The Upper Valley Trails Alliance biking event The Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic  is coming soon on Sunday, September 13.

This Pedaling Picnic event features the finest Upper Valley restaurant taste testing that you'll find all year. It will be harvest time, so the UVTA is teaming up with local farms and some of the area's hottest chefs. Starting with the freshest ingredients, these gifted chefs turn up the heat to show off their finest creations. The whole family can find tasty treats and new food favorites!

Tour de Taste A Pedaling Picnic

You are not limited to just a single route during this bike event. There is a range of scenic vistas and participating farms to visit. The classic bike tour takes you through stunning areas with brilliant picnicking spots. The organizers have also put together an especially family-friendly route that will take you on a Lake Morey loop where the chefs are ready for you and those growing appetites. The extended route will test your endurance a bit more, but it's the best way to see the most of the valley, and you'll keep your energy up with great food along the way. 

We congratulate the participants and volunteers and invite you to start the day at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. Our location is excellent to serve as a base for all the attractions in the area, including the Pedaling Picnic. We also feature Hanover's fine farm-to-table experience at our PINE Restaurant. You'll find a breakfast to set the stage for the day as well as luxury accommodations that the whole family will enjoy. Book your stay to savor the chance to relax after a wonderful bike touring outing.

40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival Coming Soon

Experience the energy, color and music of the Highland Games.

When cooler weather hits the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it can only mean one thing: It's time for the 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival! Coming September 2015, the Highland games give visitors a chance to experience the intrigue and excitement of the Scottish Highlands and Celtic culture as they transform the White Mountains into gaming fields and festival yards. With clans, competitions, entertainment and food, visitors immerse themselves in the rich cultural experience of visiting Scotland, and they never even need their passports!

40th New Hampshire Highland Games & FestivalNot only does the NH Highland Games bring the excitement of heavy Scottish games, such as the Caber Toss, Weight Over Bar, Weight for Distance, Sheaf Toss and Hammer Throw, featuring professional and amateur athletes, they also offer musical competitions with some of the best Scottish and Celtic performances in NH. Competitions include fiddle and harp as well as piping and drumming. The Games and Festival also give visitors a chance to see the best of highland dancing competitions in NH. Rounding out the festival are the vendors, craftsmen and seminars where attendees can learn more about genealogy and history or refine their tastes in whiskey and beer. Children are sure to enjoy their own competitions and crafts, and the sheep dog trials capture the attention of visitors of all ages.

Just a scenic drive away, Hanover Inn Dartmouth provides visitors of the games convenient access to the rugged and haunting experiences of Scotland without a passport during Highland Games. At the end of the day, you can relax in our stylish and cozy guestrooms and soak up that famous New England charm, perhaps indulging in a dining experience at PINE, our onsite restaurant and bar.

Visit Hanover Inn Dartmouth website to learn more about available accommodations and the warm cookies served daily!

Watch the HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament in Hanover

The stage is set for the golf tournaments in Hanover NH this September 18th, 2015, as golfers assemble for a weekend of fun.

On September 18th, golfers of all kinds will pick up their clubs and compete in the HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament. Whether you're a pro looking to engage against others on the green or an aficionado looking to relax while watching the players, this event has something for everyone. People of any skill level are welcome to attend or participate in this relaxed setting. There's no pressure to win since it's all about the game for this event.

HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament in HanoverFood and beverages are brought to the tournament from sponsors with enough goods to satisfy everyone's needs. Attend the Hole-in-One contest as a spectator or a player and qualify for fun prizes. The Shoot-out contest is sure to bring a great deal of excitement as one champion is crowned on the 18th hole. With on-course snack and beverage carts available, attendees can keep hydrated and fed without missing a moment of the tournament.

The HACC is only one of many golf tournaments at Hanover Country Club. This site is home to players of varying skill levels and delivers a beautifully sculpted course with well-manicured landscapes. From smooth sloping hills to strategically placed sand traps, it's an experience every golfer will enjoy trying out.

The Hanover Inn Dartmouth is conveniently located near the country club, offering a place to stay during the festivities. Although the tournament itself is the driving force for many golfers, the event has pre- and post-game festivities planned. Reserving your room today can help ensure that you won't miss anything during this event. Loaded with special contests and prizes, attending the HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament at Hanover Country Club is a premier way to end the summer.

Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Hanover

With many things to do in Hanover NH, it's the perfect place to close out the summer

When the time comes for summer to start winding down, the best thing for you to do is indulge in a Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Hanover Inn Dartmouth. It is centrally located around a whole variety of memorable experiences in New Hampshire.

If you lean toward the cultural aspects of travel, you can check out a number of art galleries in the area. There are also bookstores that just might have that book you're looking for or offer up some new avenues to pursue when it comes to interesting themes and ideas.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science will give you an up-close look at how important the environment is and what's being done to make sure that the wildlife population is maintained. Education and research serves as the backbone of the organization.

Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Hanover Inn Dartmouth

For outdoor activities, check out the Ledyard Canoe Club where kayaking is truly an adventure for all who partake in it. You also can hike on any number of the 161 miles making up New Hampshire's share of the Appalachian Trail.

If shopping is more in line with your tastes, an eclectic array of boutiques offer up a cavalcade of items, some of which you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

If you're wondering where to stay for Labor Day weekend in New Hampshire, Hanover Inn Dartmouth is a good place to kick back and relax. Our award-winning inn welcomes guests to stay in any of the 108 rooms available and has easy access to cultural and outdoor activities. You can keep up with things at home and around the world with complimentary internet. Delicious dining options are available at our PINE Restaurant or through room service from breakfast through dinner. Visit our website for more information.