If you find yourself looking for a peaceful New England escape, I highly recommend a trip to the Upper Valley! Here are some of my favorite spots for you to discover:
The stylish Hanover Inn is located right in the middle of Hanover, NH and is overlooking the Dartmouth College Green. The Inn houses my favorite restaurant in the Upper Valley, Pine
. I especially love their Hamachi Crudo and my husband, Andrej's favorite is the Hanover Inn Burger.
Come see live demonstrations by glass blowers, creating the beautiful pieces of the Simon Pearce brand, set against views of a waterfall and a covered bridge in historic, Quechee, Vermont. Shop the store
for glassware, pottery and other elegant gifts and for a taste of fresh, local cuisine, enjoy a meal at their restaurant
After a three year extensive restoration, Dartmouth College's Hood Museum is now reopened to the public. This art museum has a vast array of exhibits from all over the globe and through the ages. I can't wait to see how the renovations have turned out!
A stop in Hanover would not be complete without taking some time to view the stunning fresco mural, The Epic of American Civilization (1932-34) painted by José Clemente Orozco
In Dartmouth’s towering Baker Library.
Whether you are an at-home baker, a professional or looking for a fun activity for your children, King Arthur baking classes are an excellent way to hone your craft in a beautiful setting. Examples of classes are Bite into Biscotti, Savory French Tarts, Beauty and the Baguette and Baklava and Beyond.
Our go-to shop for all things outdoors- sort of a feed store gone chic. My favorite finds from Farm-Way include a Barbour coat, my Hydro Flask, a kayak, and Minnetonka Moccasins for the whole family.
Freshly picked seasonal fruits and vegetables, artisanal meats and cheeses, a large assortment of crafts made by local artists, as well as flower bouquets and potted plants, while enjoying the sounds of great local musicians.