~Things to do and see:
Enfield Farmers Market: July 1-October 7 , The market offers a wide range of fresh, locally grown produce, meats, flowers, prepared foods and crafts. Weekly entertainment. Special activities. Emphasis on children. WIC accepted! The Enfield market is in a pastoral setting on an open grassy area with adjacent parking. Located at the Enfield Shaker Museum.
Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge: the longest span in the country.
D Acres of New Hampshire: Located in Rumney, The mission of the organization is to function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming.
The Fells-Historic Estate and Gardens: 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH
The Fort at No. 4: Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's and have an unforgettable experience in an authentically reconstructed settlement.
Grantham Indoor: Full Swing Golf Simulator
King Arthur Flour Store and Education Center: in Norwich VT
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LaSalette Shrine: A beautiful setting on Lake Mascoma and a brilliant Christmas display from Thanksgiving weekend through January 1.
Musterfield Field Farm Museum: A 18th century historic homestead, restored farm buildings and bicentennial working farm.
Ragtime Farm, a local source for hand spun, hand dyed yarns, angora or wool, and roving; handmade cold-pressed soaps, all natural.
Ruggles Mine: The Oldest and Most Spectacular Mica, Feldspar,
Beryl, and Uranium Mine in the USA
Simon Pearce Glass Blowing: in Windsor and Quechee VT. See beautiful glassware and pottery being made. Fine Dining by the river in a converted ;mill building
Tupelo Music Hall: White River Jct., VT. Tupelo Music Hall presents talented nationally-recognized musicians who perform in a friendly, relaxed, attractive and intimate setting.
Quechee Balloon Festival: held the third weekend of June. Balloons from all over the world come and lift off in beautiful Quechee VT.
Upper Valley Fun Center: Roller Skating & Arcade Games, 180 US Route 4, Enfield, NH 603-632-7878
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS): Raptor center with interest for all.
~Cultural and the Arts:
American Precision Museum: featuring a collection of machinery and tools that changed the world. Windsor VT.
AVA Gallery and Art Center, AVA (Alliance for the Visual Arts) Gallery and Art Center, established in 1973, is dedicated to the ongoing development of programs that nurture, promote, and challenge New Hampshire and Vermont artists, art students, and patrons of the visual arts. See www.avagallery.org for more information.
Enfield Shaker Museum and Herb Garden: The Enfield Shaker Museum is open daily from 10-4, and offers special seasonal activities year round.
Hood Museum at Dartmouth: the Dartmouth Art Collection.
Hopkins Center for the Arts: Performing Arts at Dartmouth.
Lebanon Opera House: Newly renovated, charming theater presenting various attractions (including shows by Opera North - see below) in the City Hall building on the village green in 'old Lebanon.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park: featuring the Rockefeller mansion and the Billings Farm Museum; living history with something for everyone.
Montshire Museum: An exciting children's science museum - great for adults, too!
Northern Stage: One of the finest professional theatre companies in Vermont, offering a full season of performances and many educational programs every year.
Opera North: the Northeast's premier summer opera festival, presenting two full productions every August.
Shaker Bridge Theatre, just down the hill on Main Street in Enfield, is dedicated to discovering and creating provocative contemporary theatre.
St. Gaudens National Historic Site: Home of sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens and a beautiful place to visit.
Tarbin Gardens: beautiful English style gardens with English tea served in the rose garden.
~Area Chambers, Schools and Associations:
Cardigan Mountain School: Boarding school for boys in Canaan NH.
Enfield Village Association: The Enfield Village Association's Main Street program is dedicated to revitalizing Enfield's historic Main Street neighborhood.
Dartmouth College: A prestige college nestled in the Upper Valley: www.dartmouth.edu
Tuck Business School, Thayer Engineering School and Dartmouth Medical School
Kimball Union Academy: only 15 miles away. Local school for teens.
Lebanon Chamber of Commerce
Upper Valley Chamber of Commerce
~Arts, Crafts and Workshops:
Autumn Harvest Farm and Quilt Studio: Nearby quilt studio with beautiful handmade quilts.
Essential Knits: In addition to knitting supplies, the store has hand made one-of-a-kind original designs by knitting artists from around the world.
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery: in Hanover NH, extensive fine arts gallery and craft lessons.
Sunshine Carousel Quilt Shop: Over 4000 bolts of beautiful fabrics from only the best manufacturers such as Hoffman, Moda, RJR, Maywood Studios, Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures and many more.
~Other points of Interest:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Regional center of medical excellence.
Eastman Cross-Country Center:Your one stop winter activity center -- cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating and sledding.
Dartmouth Skiway: in Lyme, NH,
Mount Sunapee Ski Resort: In August, Mount Sunapee Resort hosts the annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair, a nine-day juried event with at least a dozen huge tents filled with extraordinary exhibits by hundreds of the state's top craftsmen.
Northern Rail Trail: hard pack trail following the old railroad bed.
Proctor Academy: Offers a downhill ski area and ski jumping. 17 miles of cross country skiing, open to the public.
Ragged Mountain Resort: With lift access to two peaks, 45 trails (30% Novice, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert) 3 terrain parks, a wonder carpet for the kiddies and the only 6 pack lift in New Hampshire.
Ski Joring: The North East Ski Joring Association is dedicated to bringing the equestrian sport of ski joring to the east and to promote and produce Nationally sanctioned competitions.
Whaleback Ski Area is open and offers a range of ski, snowboard, and extreme skiing. Movies on most weekends.
Bistro Nouveau-Restaurant: at The Center at Eastman.
Blue Sky Restaurant Group's Jesse's, Molly's and Lui Lui: in Hanover & Lebanon
Salt Hill Pub: in Lebanon
Simon Pearce: in Quechee
Three Tomatoes Trattoria: in Lebanon
Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast
Allen & Nancy Smith, Innkeepers
259 Shaker Hill Road, Enfield, New Hampshire (NH) 03748 USA
603-632-4519 ~ Reservations: 877-516-1370