Canaan, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Canaan, NH.

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Canaan, NH

Please don't confuse Canaan, NH with Canaan, VT.

Canaan is located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, Canaan sits just east of Lebanon at the intersections of Routes 4 and 118. It's a small town with lots of trees, and a great view of Cardigan Mountain. It's pretty area, with reasonable access to I-91 and I-93.

The Noyes Academy in Canaan admitted African-American students in 1835, making it one of the first schools to allow education, regardless of race. Opposing forces destroyed the school soon afterward. However, the Union Academy was built on the same site, and became part of the Underground Railroad, offering sanctuary to African-Americans escaping slavery.

Canaan was the location of a great train wreck between a passenger and freight train in 1907, killing 25 people.

The Canaan Speedway at the Fair grounds on Cardigan Mountain Road offers enthusiasts events on either dirt or asphalt surfaces.

Dining in Canaan includes the Golden Ming, 1178 US Route 4, for Chinese food. Mom and Dad's Family Diner is located at 1182 Route 4. More dining choice and lodging are available in Lebanon (about 14 miles).

With its interesting history and natural beauty, Canaan is a nice stopping point between the White Mountains and the Hanover/White River Junction area.

 

Scheduled Events

  WINGZILLA   (9/9)
  Freedom Walk   (9/11)
  John Waite   (9/15)
  Duets   (9/15-17 & 22-24)
  NH Highland Games   (9/15-17)
  John Popper   (9/21)
  Polaris Camp RZR   (9/22 & 23)
  100 Acre Challenge   (9/23)
  Buckey Lewis   (9/23)
  Matthew Odell   (10/1)
  Durham County Poets   (10/6)
  Riverfire   (10/14)
  Ethan Frome   (10/20-22 & 27-29)
  Bold Riley   (10/21)
  Murder Mystery Train  (10/21-22 & 28-29)
  Berlin Jazz   (10/28)
  WM Milers' Half Marathon   (10/29)
  FrancoFest   (11/4 & 4)

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Attractions

 

  Clark's Trading Post
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  Santa's Village
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  Storyland
  Vertical Ventures
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  Woodstock Inn & Brewery

 

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