Dover: A Historic Community on the NH Seacoast
Dating back to the early 1600s, the little town of Dover has seen a lot of history throughout its long years. It was first a colonial seaport, then the nation’s leading manufacturer of cotton goods, then a successful brick milling town in the mid 20th century. Today, it’s one of New Hampshire’s fastest-growing towns, as well as one of the state’s favorite Seacoast communities. Come explore Dover and discover all that it has to offer—from exceptional schools to outstanding parks to a charming Downtown along the Cocheco River.
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Take a Tour of Dover, NH
A charming Downtown. Beautiful parks and trails. Fun community events. Scenic waterways. Lovely neighborhoods and homes... Dover has it all. Come explore.
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Things to Do
Head to Downtown Dover to discover a charming historic scene of tree-lined streets and revitalized shopfronts housing local businesses and restaurants. Explore the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire at Henry Law Park, or take a scenic walk along the Cocheco River Walk. And don’t miss out on any of Dover’s favorite events, like Apple Harvest Day, Cocheco Arts Festival, the Irish Festival, Pet-A-Palooza, the Fourth of July Fireworks, or the summer concert series.
Parks & Recreation
Get outside, get active, and have some fun in Dover! The town boasts numerous parks, including a skate park, playing fields and courts, and the Rotary Arts Pavilion, which hosts live outdoor entertainment. The town is also home to a public ice arena and numerous hiking and biking trails. Its many rivers and ponds offer outstanding canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, and the Little Bay sits at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. Garrison Hill Tower even offers a bird’s-eye view of the town, as well as a glimpse of the mountains in the distance.
Dover public school students are served by Dover School District, which educates about 4,200 students across Dover, Nottingham, and Barrington. The district employs 600 teachers and staff and is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one Career and Technical Center.
Nicely located between mountains and sea just southeast of the Maine border, Dover is an easy drive from just about everywhere you might want to go. The University of New Hampshire is just 15 minutes away, Pease International Tradeport is just under 20 minutes, and the Port of New Hampshire (the state’s only deepwater port) is about 20 minutes from home. Even Boston and its Logan International Airport are only about an hour away. Easy highway and rail access place everything within easy reach.
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