Havelok Hill is just 25 minutes from Hanover, New Hampshire / Dartmouth College and 35 minutes from Woodstock, Vermont.  Easy access to shopping, ski resorts, health care services, schools, exercise facilities and golf courses.  An overview of what's nearby is below. 

Strafford, Vermont

Strafford is a small town in Orange County, located just 30 minutes from Hanover, New Hampshire and 40 minutes from Woodstock, Vermont.  A quiet downtown sits peacefully under the Strafford Town House – sited at the height of land – which is one of the most famous town houses in the State. 


The restaurant, Stone Soup, which resides on the town green, is warm and cozy, and is an exceptional venue for farm to table and fine dining. 

Huntington Farm, located just 8 minutes from Havelok Hill, is one of the premier Dressage and Sporthorse breeding and training programs in the country.  Founded in the mid 1960's by Read and Essie Perkins. The Perkins Family bred, trained, and sold event horses, in addition to starting the Huntington Farm Horse Trials.  Ann Kitchel has continued running sanctioned competitions since she purchased the farm in 1983.  


The Strafford Nordic Center features excellent Nordic Skiing trails, a wide range of training programs for both children and serious athletes and a number of ski races and events throughout the entire year.  Click here for information on events at the Strafford Nordic Center. 


Hanover, New Hampshire

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, boutique shopping outlets, fabulous food, and more.  Hanover, being home to Dartmouth College (one of the Ivy Leagues and the ninth oldest college in the nation), and in part due to its youthful atmosphere, enjoys a lively, 'New England cosmopolitan' business district. Hanover offers an incredible mix of activities from access to the White and Green Mountains to its arts and culture community not to mention the obvious intellectual benefits found in a college town.

The Dirt Cowboy at the top of South Main Street is one of the best places to meet someone on any morning.

The Dirt Cowboy at the top of South Main Street is one of the best places to meet someone on any morning.

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont is the quintessential New England historic town.  It sits in a valley surrounded by low-lying hills that nestle rather than overwhelm, and is a community snuggled around the Ottauquechee River.  Woodstock is home to many excellent shops and restaurants, the Woodstock Inn & Resort, a great Middle and High School, and never fails to serve as an incredible place to go for a walk or meet someone for coffee. 


Those who choose to reside near Woodstock continue to be some of the most educated in the world, some of the most accomplished “captains of industry” in the country.  It seems everyone has an interesting back-story. You’ll find filmmakers, war correspondents, writers, artists, military experts, doctors, high-tech entrepreneurs, rock stars, equestrians and happy soccer moms and dads all grabbing a coffee in town. Woodstock also attracts its fair share of Dutch, English and French, many of whom are reminded of home by the gentle hills, winding dirt roads, cows, sheep and horses in pastures next to beautiful weathered barns. Even if it’s not the old country, it has the feel of a place with deep roots.


The Woodstock Inn & Resort features several fabulous restaurants, a full-length pool, golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a comprehensive gym. 

Quechee, Vermont

Quechee is home to the Quechee Lakes planned community initiated in the late 1960s, which brought to the community the small Quechee Lakes Ski Area in the 1970s.  The ski area has 13 trails and 3 lifts.  With golf, tennis, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, lake days at Pinneo and pool days at the club, there is something for everyone in Quechee.

The Ottauquechee River is the central feature of Quechee, twisting and turning through the golf course, running along Main Street and through the small downtown center where the water launches off the large waterfall at the site of Simon Pearce and the beautiful covered bridge.  Simon Pearce, known internationally for their fine glasswork, offers glassblowing demonstrations, a renowned restaurant, and a new bar.  In addition to the restaurant at Simon Pearce, The Parker House is another great option for dining among several other restaurants in close proximity to the small town center.