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Underrated Towns in the Upper Valley You Shouldn't Overlook

Covered Bridge in Cornish NH

The Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont is home to a vast collection of beautiful and peaceful small New England towns. The Upper Valley runs from Windsor, VT, and Cornish, NH (on neighboring sides of the Connecticut River) in the south to Bradford, VT, and Piermont, NH in the north. The Upper Valley region is situated in the [...]

A Favorite Local Tradition

Norwich Farmers Market VT

Norwich Farmer's Market

Saturdays, May to October, Free to Visit

Held every Saturday, this is the largest of the many farmer's markets in the Upper Valley. As you would hope, the selection is varied, high quality and delicious! AND, there is almost always live music to enjoy while you browse and sample the local delights.  The selection is truly endless with cooked food, home baked bread, cakes, cookies, maple syrup, pickles, pies, fresh cut flowers, plants for your garden, herbs and beautiful crafts from baskets to bead work to furniture!  You can can fill your whole grocery list there with fresh meat and dairy products also on sale.  On occasion you can even visit a stall to learn about green wood building.

Visiting the market is also a chance to get to know the local food producers in the area. We recommend taking the time to chat, ask questions and learn more about their stories.  They are fascinating and inspiring.  New England is not the most forgiving of places to grow food and there are hours of educated, experienced hard work behind the bounty of fresh food on display.  This availability of local food is just one of the many reasons people are drawn to living in the beautiful Upper Valley!

For more information about the Norwich Farmer's Market, visit HERE.  For a schedule of special events associated with the summer market visit HERE.  If you want to become a vendor, this is the link.

It actually never stops but continues with the 'Winter Market', moving inside to the iconic Tracy Town Hall in the town center from November to April, which is lucky, because you won't want to stop going!  Here's info on the Winter Market.

Norwich Farmers Market VT

Great Deal for Veterans and Vermonters - The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

Have you been looking for a romantic getaway, or maybe just some down time for yourself? Grab your calendar and take this opportunity to enjoy a picture perfect location with extra cash in your pocket. This classic New England Inn is offering discounts off any room type mid-week (Sunday – Thursday). If you've not stayed here yet, now is your chance. If you have stayed at this beautiful place then you'll need no persuading!  Perfect time to take that break you've been thinking about.

The discounted room rates include full country breakfast and coffee & cookies in the afternoon. Vermont residents get 20% off (search ‘VACA FOR VERMONTERS’ under their rate options if booking online). Veterans get 25% off (search ‘ACTIVE & RETIRED’ under rate options if booking online).  The offer ends May 24th.  Click here to go to their website.

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

 

Going Green in Hanover NH!

Going Green

Town of Hanover: Achieving 100% Renewables - The First Steps

WEDNESDAY March 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm

RW Black Community Center

Did you know that in May 2017 Hanover residents voted to transition the town onto renewable energy sources?  This informal gathering is your chance to meet the members of the newly created 'Sustainable Hanover Energy Subcommittee' and get updated on what has been done so far. There will also be information about the Community Solar Zoning Ordinance that will be voted on in the May 2018 Town Meeting. 

(The RW Black Recreation & Senior Center is located on South Park Street, diagonally across the street from the Hanover Co-op, just next to Ledyard bank.  There is a small parking lot ,accessed from the Hanover High School side,Lebanon St., but this is often filled so we recommend looking for street parking!)

Going Green

Another Weekend of Fun in the Upper Valley!

Know Your Place! Upper Valley

Once again we found sooooo many good things to do this weekend!

Check these out if you don't feel like building an igloo, or if you want more to do....

 

  • The Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival, Woodstock, VT - Saturday 17th 10 am - 10 pm, more info here

  • Oscar Nominated Short Films at Loew Auditorium - Saturday 17th 5 & 8 pm - More info

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Too Many Choices!

Upper Valley

These were our 3 runner-ups for top picks this weekend, all on Saturday!

If you're feeling sprightly you might have a chance of hitting all of them.........

7th annual Snowshoe Festival, Enfield Shaker Museum, 10 am to 3 pm

                  

Enjoy snowshoeing on your own or join an LL Bean Snowshoe Clinic - Dog sled rides, lunch, museum [...]

Little Mermaid Mania

The Perth Mermaids

Our Pick of the Week sparked lots of interest and we thought the die hard followers of this Disney Classic would enjoy the story of two young girls who grew up to 'live the dream'. Known as 'The Perth Mermaids', these two girls loved the story so much that  they decided to become mermaids themselves!  They now perform as ethereal mermaids on beaches, in aquariums and even for birthday parties!  If you are feeling a desire to join them you can purchase your own tail HERE

The Perth MermaidsMermaids in the Ocean

Family Halloween Event at Billing's Farm, Woodstock, VT

Woodstock VT

 

                

 

October 29th 10 am to 5 pm              

Beautiful Billing's Farm is putting on a fabulous program of fun this year for Halloween. Kids (and adults!) can carve pumpkins, go on wagon rides, and listen to 'not-too-scary' Halloween stories.Other activities will include pumpkin games, animal [...]

A Gem Hiding in Hanover

Hanover Conservancy NH

Did you know there are 1300 acres of protected land just outside of downtown Hanover?  Known as the 'Trescott lands', this gem was the site of the woodland walk over the weekend (see posting below) through special permission from the Town of Hanover. It was an incredible trek, sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy, with Alcott Smith leading [...]