Welcome to Norwich, VT
A rural town with plenty of New England charm and easy access to Hanover and environs
Located just west of Hanover, New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River, Norwich, Vermont, was founded in 1761. Around the town, you’ll find thick woods and distant hills. Its location allows for an easy commute for those who work in the Upper Valley area, and Norwich is conveniently located near Interstate 91.
Norwich, VT is a small town with considerable New England charm. Traditional New England homes in this quiet and rural town are a staple of Norwich, VT real estate. In Norwich, you are never far from nature, and there are plenty of hiking trails to explore outside the town. Main Street features several small businesses and places to eat. Norwich also features numerous events throughout the year to keep residents busy.
There are multiple hiking trails through the beautiful countryside. Part of the famous Appalachian Trail
snakes through Norwich. Nearby Gile Mountain features a short trail with a wonderful outlook. Brookmead Conservation Area
offers hiking trails. Huntley Meadows Athletic Fields
include different-sized soccer pitches, which can be rented. Next to that is Girard Field
, which has two rentable baseball diamonds. Both places offer hourly or weekly rentals with special rates for local non-profit organizations.
What to Love
- A diverse array of events throughout the year
- Quiet community
- Plenty of hiking trails
- Close to the interstate
- Rich local history
- Easy commute to Upper Valley
- Traditional New England architecture and homes for sale in Norwich
- A variety of Norwich houses for sale to choose from.
Local Lifestyle - Livin in Norwich, VT
Norwich’s residents can enjoy small shops and local restaurants, many of which are located on Main Street. There are a lot of opportunities for a relaxing afternoon and grabbing a bite to eat with friends. Also, residents won’t have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors. People can meet up with friends and attend one of several concerts held on the town green each year.
Dining in Norwich
Just because Norwich is a small town doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options for dining. Carpenter & Main
is a local favorite on Main Street. Unique in the Upper Valley, they offer shares of Community Supported Dining (think a farm CSA program). Jasper Murdock’s Ale House
at the historic Norwich Inn
serves delicious food and has a wide variety of drinks on tap.
Another restaurant in downtown Norwich is the Blue Sparrow Kitchen
. They feature locally sourced foods with plenty of breakfast options available. Founded in 1790, the King Arthur Baking Company
doesn’t just sell its food products to grocery stores around the country, it also has a cafe and store at its main campus in Norwich.
Norwich also has plenty of fun places to shop. For women’s clothes and more, there’s Zu Zu’s
. Book lovers enjoy the Norwich Book Store.
It has books for all ages, games, stationery, and more. Sutton Books,
on Main Street, features rare and out-of-print books. Vermont Wooden Toys
has a diverse range of beautifully made toys.
From clothes to candy, Dan & Whit’s
general store has a little bit of everything. Their mantra is, “If we don’t have it, You don’t need it!" Norwich Wine and Spirits
has a large selection of wine, beer, and spirits and features a very knowledgeable staff. They host in-store wine tastings and can provide spirits for weddings.
Things to Do in Norwich
The Norwich Farmers' Market
provides an opportunity to shop from the source, the local farmers. It goes beyond food, though, and has arts and crafts, plants, flowers, and even live music. Norwich hosts different concerts throughout the year, such as the Open-Air Family Series with concerts and storytelling.
The Montshire Museum of Science,
located near the Connecticut River, features hands-on science exhibits on different topics and multiple nature trails outside the building. There’s also a nature play area for children. The museum hosts programs for a variety of age groups. Located on Main Street, the Norwich Historical Society and Community Center
has exhibits, events, and programs related to history. Celebrate the Season features holiday-related events in and around Norwich.
Schools in Norwich
Norwich is part of the Dresden School District, SAU 70,
an interstate school district that serves Norwich and Hanover.
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