Hypertherm offers a wonderful lifestyle amid the beauty of New England.
Nestled among rolling foothills with numerous lakes and rivers, the Upper Valley includes picturesque communities in both New Hampshire and Vermont. Quaint and historic villages that dot the area provide a friendly, safe hometown environment where people support and care about each other. Lovely neighborhoods offer a variety of housing options, from historic early century homes to modern townhouses.
The great outdoors
An invigorating, four-season climate provides ideal conditions for a wealth of recreational opportunities throughout the Upper Valley. A favorite hikers' route, the Appalachian Trail, crosses the region and the 60-mile Northern Rail Trail is a popular path for backpackers, bikers, and snowmobilers. The 36-mile Cross Rivendell Trail showcases the beauty of the area and the Storrs Pond Ring Trail is another popular trek. Beautiful lakes and rivers include Mascoma Lake in New Hampshire and Fairlee and Morey Lakes in Vermont, as well as the scenic Connecticut River – all great venues for kayaking, canoeing and boating. The region is also home to a variety of country clubs and golf courses. During winter months, residents and visitors can enjoy numerous alpine ski resorts in both New Hampshire and Vermont.
Arts and entertainment
The Upper Valley is proud of its thriving arts and culture community, including the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the Cornish Colony Museum, the Shaker Museum and exhibition and programs sponsored by the Alliance for Visual Arts. The 800-seat Lebanon Opera House is home to a wide range of theater, music, dance and educational programs. Other entertainment facilities include the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts on the Dartmouth College Campus, the 400-seat Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont, and Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vermont.
Events and attractions
In addition to recreational and entertainment opportunities, the Upper Valley has a host of unique events and attractions, including numerous fairs, festivals, and bountiful farmers’ markets. Highlights include the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival, the nine-day League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Exhibition, the Annual Prouty Bike Ride & Challenge Walk, and the Christmas Revels, held at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center. Attractions include Quechee Gorge, known as “the Grand Canyon of the East”; Montshire Museum of Science with hands-on exhibits, and the American Precision Museum, featuring the largest collection of machine tools in the nation.
Beauty as far as the eye can see, friendly people engaged in their communities, wonderful places to explore, room to grow both personally and professionally – for these reasons and many more, the Upper Valley is a great place to live, work and play.