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Area Attractions near the Dowds' Country Inn

The Inn for All Seasons!

The Charm of Lyme

Dowds' Country Inn Our Village has so much to offer. Its Congregational Church, built almost 200 years ago, has extraordinary interior woodwork. Its bell was cast by Paul Revere and you can hear its chimes on the hour with its traditional sounds. Near the church is the longest line of contiguous horsesheds in New England. 50 sheds were built in 1810 by the son of the builder of the church, but only 27 remain, which still show the inscribed names of the original owners. Across the street of the church lies an ancient cemetery with beautifully carved dated headstones dating back to the early 1700's. See more about Lyme, NH at www.lymenh.gov

Neighboring Places of Interest

Dartmouth College, eight miles south in Hanover, offers a cohesive architectural montage which combines the tradition of its eighteenth century heritage and state-of-the-art computer and medical technology.

The Hood Museum is one of the country's finest college museums, while the Hopkins Center offers performing arts. Baker Library houses more than two million books and the Orozco Murals are on its first floor walls.

Hanover, NH has many specialty and fine shops. Norwich, Vermont, just one mile west over the Connecticut River, is a quaint village, with its unique country store, Dan & Whit's. Enfield, NH on Mascoma Lake, is the home of the Shaker Museum.

The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., is New England's finest medical facility, and is the teaching institution for Dartmouth's Medical School.

Woodstock, Vermont is the destination for many culture-conscious travelers. Art galleries, crafts centers, shops and restaurants abound in this special New England village 40 minutes from Lyme on Route 4 in Vermont.

Saint Gaudens, National Historic Site, Route 12a, Cornish New Hampshire, 603-675-2175

The Antiques Collaborative at Waterman Place, Route 4, Quechee, Vermont, 802-296-5858

Colonial Antiques Market, Route 12a, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, 603-298-8132

Quechee Gorge Village Rt. 4, Quechee, Vermont, located in the heart of the Quechee Gorge, was originally established in 1985 as a Woodsman Musuem, Country Store, and Antique Mall. It has evolved into one of the premier shopping attractions in the state of Vermont, featuring antiques, collectibles, and craft dealers - 802-295-1550.

Nugget Theatres, 57 South Main St., Hanover, New Hampshire, 603-643-2769

Sony Theatres, Miracle Mile, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 603-448-6660

The New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, 13 Lebanon St., Hanover, N.H., 603-643-5050

The Vermont State Craft Center at Windsor House, 54 Main St., Windsor, VT, 802-674-6729

King Arthur Flour Baker's Store, Rt. 5, Norwich, VT, 802-649-3361

Sports and Outdoor Activities

You'll love the abundance of sports nearby at any time of the year, including Golf, Hiking, Biking, Swimming and Picnicking, Tennis, Canoeing, Fly-Fishing, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snow-mobiling. Our staff will happily make the necessary arrangements.

While you're with us, we want you to make yourself at home - in your room, around the Inn, or in the neighborhood. We're here to make your stay pleasant and will do everything to satisfy any special request.

Post Pond, our town pond, offers a soft sandy beach for swimming and a fun playground for kids. It also has large outdoor tennis courts and basketball courts for a bit of outdoor fun. In the winter months guests can visit Dartmouth for indoor swimming and sports.

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