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Northshore September 2015

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38 | SEPTEMBER 2015 nshoremag.com Flour in Norwich, Vermont—just a short distance away and a lovely drive that will have you crossing the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge; spanning the Connecticut River, it is both a historical and architectural marvel. Take a baking class with one of King Arthur's staff instructors and learn the secret to making light and puffy scones, mouth-puckering summer tarts, rustic flatbreads, or sourdough bread—there are many classes to choose from and each is highly informative and loads of fun. Be sure to have a nice lunch in the café and browse the shop shelves. (The whole place hums with a shared passion for artisan baking.) Then, of course, there's the Dart- mouth Bookstore and café and Left Bank Books, which carries an eclec- tic selection of used and out-of-print books. Do not leave without having visited the school's Hood Museum of Art, which adjoins the inn and exhibits 10 new shows per year in addition to its renowned permanent collection. (Check to see if there is a special tour happening—they are a real treat and foster a greater ap- preciation for the museum's unique role on campus.) Finally, before get- ting on the road for home, enjoy a treatment at The European Face and Body Studio, the inn's spa partner. In short, if you appreciate natural beauty, fine dining, outdoor adven- tures, intellectual pursuits, and a bit of pampering, you will thoroughly enjoy a stay at the Hanover Inn. ricotta crostini with truffle honey and black pepper, as well as the steak tartare and Fresh Roots farm greens. For a main course, the pistachio-crusted lamb loin, paired with a fine Bordeaux, is an absolute delight. The menu changes regularly, but rest assured, whatever is offered this fall is sure to please. As a side note: The inn's green initiatives include composting leftovers, which are used by The Dartmouth Organic Farm as well as other local business- es to nourish the produce and herbs served in the restaurant. Named by Business Insider as the No. 1 college town in America, Hanover is a fantastic place to spend a long weekend. There's certainly no shortage of things to do. Grab a dark roast and baked goodie at the Dirt Cowboy café across from the inn or hunker down for a full breakfast at adjacent Lou's. Day excursions might include a trip to nearby Mount Sunapee State Park, where outdoor adventure seekers will find plenty of trails on which to romp. Likewise, hop on the Ap- palachian Trail for an afternoon, which is easily done as it bisects the town—in fact, it is quite common to see long-haul hikers striding across the college green. Or float down the Connecticut River—just a hop, skip, and a jump away—in a kayak or canoe. Golfers will appreciate the bucolic 18-hole championship course at Hanover Country Club. Foodies should take advantage of Ariana's in Orford, where wine din- ners and cooking classes are held in the restaurant on Bunten Farm. And an absolute must is King Arthur's The lobby and other interiors are the work of designer Bill Rooney. Hanover Inn at Dartmouth 2 E. Wheelock St. Hanover, NH 603-643-4300 hanoverinn.com PINE Restaurant 2 E. Wheelock St. Hanover, NH 603-646-8000 pineathanoverinn.com CO N TAC T P LACE S

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