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X-Country Ski Passes on sale now!

It's never too early to plan for this winter. Soon the snow will be falling, so buy your XC Ski Passes and save some money. Download an application here and send it in soon.

For more information about all the things Outdoor Programs Office does, click here.  

SIGN UP - Women's Self-Defense Begins 11/18

There's still time to sign up for this upcoming women's self-defense course! The first session will be held at Thayer on November 18th from 4:00 -- 8:00 PM. There will be three more 3-hour sessions held weekly thereafter; commitment to all sessions is a must. Schedule and details can be viewed here.  Cost for Dartmouth employees is $20.  Send your questions and/or register by emailing

Interested in Weight Watchers at Work?

A new 17-week series began in October.  Meets Thursdays at 12 PM.  Email Barbara Belloir ( if you're interested in joining.

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Docks Rent a canoe from the Ledyard Canoe Club and paddle or drift along the beautiful Connecticut River. Landlubbers can bask in the sun on the docks.
Hood Museum

Visit the Hood Museum of Art, the oldest and largest college museum in the country. Admission is free and exhibits change often.

Nathan's Garden

Calm and center in a serene sanctuary. Walkers love to stroll Nathan's Garden, tucked away in a quiet corner of Hanover.


Strap on your skis or load up the snowboard at the 100 acres of the Dartmouth Skiway. Two mountains offer plenty of variety in terrain and challenge level.

Storrs Pond

Camp, swim, hike, picnic or play tennis at Storrs Pond. Only minutes from Hanover, the area around the 13-acre pond offers two sandy beaches, a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas, and woodlands.

Montshire Museum

Discover first hand at the Montshire Museum, designed for science lovers and learners of all ages. The New England riverfront setting, covering 100 acres, is particularly noteworthy.

Enfield Shaker Museum

Explore the Shaker legacy at the Enfield Shaker Museum, where historic buildings and authentic gardens recreate the lifestyle. Special programs and festivals throughout the year offer discounted admission prices for seniors, and guided tours can be arranged in advance.

Polar Caves Park

Walk the nature trails at Polar Caves Park or explore the eight glacial caves here. You can even pan for gold! While you picnic, watch the wildlife. Open from early May to Late October.

Campion Ice Skating Rink

Glide across the ice, play hockey, or learn to skate at the Campion Ice Skating Rink, between Hanover and West Lebanon.

Quechee State Park

Leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 611 acres of Quechee Recreation Area offers picnic areas and a campground in a beautiful setting.

Green Mountain Railroad Train

Hop on a Green Mountain Railroad Train for a leisurely two-hour trip through Vermont's Upper Valley, along the Connecticut River.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Whatever the season, there is something fun to do at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Gardening classes, date nights, avian rehabilitation sessions, trail walks, and an new interactive playground all make the Institute a favorite destination.

Lost River Gorge

Find Lost River! A narrow, steep-walled gorged, crevasses of tumbled granite, mysterious caverns and sparkling falls are part of the river's "now you see it; now you don't" path. Find out more at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves.

Sugarbush Farm

See maple syrup in the making at Sugarbush Farm. In March and April, you can see the actual tapping of trees, but the display is open year-round.

Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

Hike or amble through Vermont's Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park. Hemlocks that were saplings when the Pilgrims landed still shade visitors, and the rambling stone walls and covered bridges add to the picturesque charm.

Whales Tale Water Park

Take The Plunge at the Whales Tale Water Park in New Hampshire's White Mountains. For thrill-seekers, the waterpark offers a variety of slides and a Banzai Pipeline; for those looking to relax, drifting the the quarter-mile lazy river or soaking up the sun beside the pool is recommended. A special section is reserved for the smallest guests.

Sunset Lanes Bowling

Bowl, shoot pool, play games, or relax in the lounge at Sunset Lanes Bowling Center, where there is fun to suit every age and taste.

Last Updated: 7/10/13