Growing every day, Dover, New Hampshire is home to restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and activities for people of all ages! Downtown Dover is situated along the Cochecho River, while the southern edge of the city connects to Portsmouth, New Hampshire along the Piscataqua River. Only 10 miles from Portsmouth, Dover is certainly a thriving city home to many young professionals and growing families.
THINGS TO DO IN DOVER, NH!
In this up-and-coming city, you’ll find new-wave restaurants that bring culinary excellence to Dover. Talented local artists and a range of gifted musicians add to the cultural diversity of this New Hampshire city, while offering plenty of causal fun for kids of all ages. Start your day by exploring the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire or The Woodman Museum. Next, take the fun outdoors for a walk at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Follow your morning activities with a picnic at one of two of Dover’s scenic waterfront parks—Henry Law Park or Hilton Park. Then hit the trails for a bike ride along the Heritage trails or the scenic Dover Community trails! Pop a kayak into the Cochecho River, or cast your rod to fish in one of the many waterways!
Pop by the farmers market in the warmer months, and be sure to shop at and enjoy nourishing foods from the healthy eateries and marketplaces throughout the city. Don’t miss the Dover Art Walk, which takes place on the first Friday of the month. And be sure to take in an annual festival like fall’s ever popular Apple Harvest Day! If you’re around in July or August, head to the Cochecho Arts Festival for live music, theatre, art and more.
Dover’s brick industry lead to an abundance of beautiful brick buildings and mill buildings. In fact, many of the buildings are still around and stand strong as ever today. Not only are they beautiful, but many buildings have been renovated and transformed into apartments, retail, and office spaces as seen in the stunning Dover mills. Take a stroll through Dover’s downtown area and admire the beautiful 100+ year-old buildings; we’re confident you’ll enjoy the architecture!