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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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Community Fitness Groups

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The Western NH Trail Running Series

The Western New Hampshire Trail Series is a collective group of eight different trail races that range in distance from 5K to 14k. All of the races are unique to their location and all offer a taste of the Natural Resources that exist in the Upper Valley Region of NH. These races are designed to be for the beginner trail runner that just wants to try something new all the way to the accomplished trail racer.

Open Outdoors

Dartmouth Outdoor Program is promoting "Open Outdoors", a program to help you get outside. Meet Mondays at Huntley Meadow Parking lot in Norwich off of Turnpike Rd at 5:15 pm and leave at 5:30. This will be geared for beginner Mt Bikers, and will ride the back roads of Norwich / Sharon. When the trails are dry we may experience some easy back woods trails as well. This will become a weekly ride. So come join us! For more info please email Michael.Silverman@Dartmouth.EDU or call 603-646-1747

Upper Valley Trails Alliance

Whatever the season, get on the trail! UVTA connects people with similar interests, maintains a network of regional trails, and heads a coalition of local trail advocates and groups.

The Appalachian Trail is one of Hanover's s 70+ hiking paths and trails. Just a short walk from downtown will take you to some, and most others are easily accessible from parking areas at trail heads.

Find Trails directory by Town.

Find local walking trails. 

Upper Valley Running Club

Just $5 buys you a year-long membership in the UVRC! (An additional $10 donation will help cover costs.) Run or work out with the group, get training advice and informal coaching, subscribe to the newsletter—and even get a discount at Omer and Bob's, the starting point for Saturday club runs.

Northern Rail Trail

The Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Grafton County (FNRT) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1996, dedicated to the conversion of the Northern Rail Corridor into a multi-use recreational trail.

Thor's Stone Athletic Club

Thor's Stone Athletic Club in Lebanon, NH is a team of lifters and throwers. Club member ages range from 20s to 90s. Team members are a fun, active group of men and women trained by Coach Carl Wallin, and compete in power lifting, Olympic lifting, and throwing. Click here for more information, or email

President Wright Hikes

Get more news about what's happening in the Upper Valley's Great Outdoors!

Cycling Club

Upper Valley Velo (Cycling Club)

If you're a "bike nut," this group is for you!

Bike to Work Week

Bike-to-work Week

Even if you don't bike every day, there is no better time than late spring to commute on two wheels instead of four. Participate in Bike-to-work Week, sponsored by the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and Upper Valley Rideshare, in mid-May.

It's not too late to sign up for statewide Commute Green New Hampshire Challenge! Help achieve the goal of 4,000 trips saved by December 31, 2012.

Pine Park

Pine Park Association

Breathe the fresh air at Pine Park. Its 91 acres of forest includes a 2.6-mile running trail just north of Occom Pond.

Last Updated: 10/10/14