• Things to Do

  • Dover's downtown is gateway to a host of family activities, history, entertainment and cultural appreciation. It boasts a bustling business community where you'll find the perfect gift or one-of-a-kind treasure.

    Despite so much to do in Dover, you're never far from attractions throughout the region. Dover is an hour from Boston, Portland, the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesauke. From Dover, you can depart for adventure throughout the year, whether on a foliage tour to the north in the fall or maple sugaring in the winter.

  • A place for discovery and wonder and study of our common history; home to a singular collection of artifacts and curiosities.

  • Cochecho Arts Festival

    Summer-long festival showcasing local talent & national acts since 1987 at Henry Law Park's Rotary Arts Pavillion. 

  • Dover Farmers' Market is every Wednesday from 2:15pm to 6pm in the Dover Chamber parking lot from June through October.

  • Apple Harvest Day

    First Saturday in October - 300+ vendors, 6 entertainment stages, Orchard Alley, 5K, kids' activities and seasonal food.

  • Destination Shopping

    Shopping abounds in Dover! Salmon Falls Stoneware, Wentworth Greenhouses and Nicole's Hallmark are not to be missed. Of course, no shopping trip to Dover is complete without a stop at Red's Farmous Shoe Barn.

  • Garrison Hill Tower

    Built in 1993, this observatory atop Garrison Hill is the third tower to exist on the hill. The park in which it stands is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. On a clear day, one can view the White Mountains and the Isles of Shoals.

  • Swim in NH's only Olympic-sized swimming pool, the Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool, or skate year-round at the Dover Ice Arena.

  • Walk & Bike Dover

    Take a guided historic walking tour, grab a map & tour the Hertage Trails, or traverse the scenic Dover Community Trail.

  • Explore the Cochecho

    Explore the river that runs through the heart of downtown Dover - fish, kayak, or see it from the historic Gundalow!

  • Stop by the Visitor Center!

    Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (May-Dec.)

    550 Central Avenue, Dover, NH

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