Midwinter charm in Hanover, N.H.

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The annual tradition of the Dartmouth’s Winter Carnival is reason alone to pay Hanover, N.H. a visit, but even without the festival, which dates back more than 100 years and features skiing competitions, an ice sculpting contest, and more, the home of Dartmouth University is a quintessential New England escape in midwinter. It is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with a number of alpine, Nordic, and hiking activities, as well as Granite State charm at the Vermont-New Hampshire border, where the White and Green mountains meet.

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