Restaurants, Bars Near Hanover to Watch Dartmouth Sports

A group of young people at one Hanover restaurants.One of the Norwich and Hanover area’s main attractions is Dartmouth College. One of the exciting things about this college is the enthusiasm and passion behind its sports. Athletic programs are an institution at many universities with long and storied histories. If you are lucky to be staying at the Norwich Inn during the school year, chances are you will come across fans gushing about an upcoming game. 

Top Bars, Restaurants to Watch Dartmouth Sports

How to best soak in the local pride depends on what sport you are interested in a where you are watching it. We’ve compiled a list of the best hangouts and restaurants in Norwich and Hanover to watch the big game. Before you walk into one or more of these establishments, check out the Dartmouth athletics schedule and plan accordingly.

Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse

We can’t go without bringing attention to Norwich Inn’s alehouse. We offer a wide selection of finger foods, brews, and signature cocktails. It’s the best place to catch up on happenings in the area while sipping on a house-brewed Jasper Murdock ale.

Molly’s Restaurant and Bar

Molly’s has been a staple in the community for college students since the 80s. The menu will have something for everyone with burgers, pizza, and sandwiches for you to enjoy during the game. Take some time to view the restaurant’s Ivy League memorabilia, Hanover sports photos, and more.

Dunk’s Sports Grill

Located in downtown Hanover, Dunk’s is an upcoming sports bar. It’s a great place to watch The Big Green when you are in town. Check out the bar’s beer menu as it offers twelve draft beers that are constantly changing and new bottles and cans each week.

Cheer On the Big Green at Norwich Inn

It’s true. This is the best place to cheer on Dartmouth while you are in town. Start your stay at Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse and visit one or two restaurants in Norwich or Hanover. The Norwich Inn’s history dates back to 1797, which is why you can trust us about all the best ways to enjoy the Upper Valley. Give us a call today at 802-649-1143 to learn more about our inn (or check availability online).

Mountain Biking in Vermont’s Upper Valley

 

Mountain Biking in Vermont’s Upper Valley

Photo of a Man Mountain Biking in Vermont's Backcountry.As we enthusiastically greet summer’s long-awaited arrival, it’s impossible not to ponder the many wondrous outdoor adventures readily available in the Upper Valley, Vermont’s idyllic gully of romance. With operations gradually returning to semi-normalcy, we expect an influx of nature enthusiasts in the coming months who value the valley’s sprawling natural beauty. The region itself is known for its picturesque covered bridges, serene waterfalls, jaw-dropping scenic overlooks, and glorious Artisans Park. And one of the most common thrill-based exploratory activities is mountain biking (or, to a small sect, cycling). Mountain biking in Vermont’s Upper Valley is a visual, muscle-building treat that very few undertake. Thus, the trails near The Norwich Inn are never crowded.

Mountain Biking in Vermont: 10 Upper Valley Trails

It’s no secret that New Englanders cannot resist the call of Vermont’s rolling mountain ranges, particularly during summer’s lush and autumn’s peak. The allure of Norwich, in comparison to other neighboring destinations, is its proximity to everything, including a prestigious Ivy League institution, some of the country’s finest breweries, a bevy of historical landmarks, and, yes, King Arthur Flour’s flagship campus. There’s a lot to love about this densely-thicketed, riverside community. And perhaps the cherry on top is the area’s growing trail network. When examined as a collective whole, this network of singletrack provides some of the most enticing mountain biking in Vermont. So, without further ado, here are 10 distinct trails near modern Upper Valley rentals:

  1. Blue Ribbon
  2. Brookemeade Main Loop
  3. The Rollercoaster
  4. Noodle’s Revenge
  5. French’s Ledges
  6. Fusters Trail
  7. Parcel 5
  8. Boston Lot 3
  9. Heyl-Dothan Connector
  10. Hardwoods

Alternative Routes: Roads and Rails

You’ll notice from the list above that Pittsfield, a nearby community, has a thriving network of mountainside trails. It’s not overly common to discover such magical mountain biking in Vermont near a village of fewer than 550 residents. It’s worth noting that cycling in Vermont is also subtly growing in popularity. The glory of cycling is that the backcountry is your oyster; there’s seemingly no cap on adventure in the countryside. And the Northern Rail Trail is, without a doubt, the prettiest route in the Upper Valley. This mostly-flat, 58-mile path spans two counties, making it the longest rail-trail conversion in the state. Most cyclists pick up the route near Lebanon. It goes without saying that the leaf-peeping on this trek is undeniably awe-inspiring.

Historic Hotels near Hanover, NH

Photo of People Dining at Norwich Inn After a Day of Mountain Biking in Vermont.

A common gathering place following a full day of mountain biking in Vermont’s glorious backcountry is Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, a cozy, familiar slice of the past. As one of the premier restaurants in Norwich, we’ve expanded the alehouse throughout the decades. Patio seating is a hot commodity during peak seasons, so please arrive early to nab a table. The Norwich Inn provides an idyllic combination of history, gourmet cuisine, fine ales, and outrageous specials and packages. For updates on lodging, dining, and capacity, please bookmark this link (or follow us on our social media channels).