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, population roughly 4,000, is located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire sitting 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 Mount Cardigan. It's a pretty area, with reasonable access to I-91 and I-93.

Canaan's Noyes Academy admitted African-American students in 1835, making it one of the nation's first schools to allow education, regardless of race. Opposing forces destroyed the school soon afterward allowing Union Academy to be built on the same site, which later 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.

Laying on the Northern Rail Trail, today Canaan is home to the Cardigan Mountain School, the Canaan Street Historic District, the Canaan Motor Club and the Mt. Cardigan Snowmobile Club.

Lodging is available at the Stagecoach Lodge. Dining in Canaan includes the Canaan Village Pizza, 1209 US Route 4, and Dishin' It Out. More dining choices 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.

► For more information see: Canaan, New Hampshire (UpperValleyNHVT.com).

 

Scheduled Events

  Jazz Ensemble   (2/24)
  Juston McKinney   (2/24)
  Kiwanis Winter Carnival   (2/24)
  Outdoor Progressive Dinner   (2/24)
  US Team Telemark Race   (2/24-25)
  29th Annual Chocolate Festival   (2/25)
  Piano Concerto Concert   (2/25)
  School Vacation Activities  (2/26 - 3/2)
  Juried Student Art Exhibit   (2/27)
  Forty Girls   (3/1)
  Martin Espada   (3/1)
  26th Annual SnoDeo   (3/2-3)
  Bradley Jazz Collective   (3/2)
  Footloose   (3/2-4)
  Dartmouth Idol Finals   (3/2)
  The Greatest Showman   (3/4)
  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof   (3/4)
  RUNA   (3/4)
  Reining in Online Abuses   (3/6)
  Melvin Seals & JGB   (3/8)
  Sweet Charity   (3/8-11)
  Silent Movie   (3/9)
  GNW Sleddog Challenge   (3/9-11)
  Contemporary Piano Festival   (3/10)
  Night Tree   (3/10)
  Shamrock Shuffle   (3/10)
  St. Patrick's Comeda Gala   (3/10)
  Tab Benoit   (3/10)
  Semiramide   (3/10 & 11)
  PSU Symphonic Band   (3/14)
  Fundraising Dinner & Auction   (3/15)
  Peter Wolf   (3/15)
  BMW xDrive Experience   (3/16-18)
  Peter and Jeremy   (3/16)
  Phil Vassar   (3/17)
  Zoe & Cloyd   (3/17)
  Walkabout Youth Arts   (3/21)
  The Lion King, Jr.   (3/22 - 4/1)
  April Verch   (3/23)
  Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio   (3/23)
  Tom Petty Tribute   (3/23)
  Nashville Celts   (3/24)
  Symphony Orchestra   (3/24)
  Matt Haimovitz   (3/28)
  Al Jardine   (3/29)
  All New England Jazz Festival   (3/29)
  Giselle   (3/30 & 31)
  Cosí Fan Tutte   (3/31 & 4/1)
  Squirrel Nut Zippers   (3/31)
  Hot Tuna   (3/31)
  Dido and Aeneas   (4/3)
  Silk Road Ensemble   (4/5)
  The Grateful Ball   (4/6)
  War and Peace   (4/6 & 7)
  Fred Marple   (4/7)
  Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes  (4/7)
  Piano Master Class   (4/8)
  Sally Pinkas   (4/10)
  Fine Arts Exhibit   (4/10)
  A Dream Play   (4/12-15)
  Daymé Arocena   (4/12)
  Climbing, & Conservation   (4/13)
  Jake Shimabukuro   (4/13)
  Tommy Emmanuel CGP  (4/13)
  Luisa Miller   (4/14-15)
  Artimus Pyle Band   (4/14)
  Swing North Big Band   (4/14)
  Celia Chen   (4/17)
  Heifetz on Tour   (4/18)
  Anthony Hudson   (4/19)
  The Pillowman   (4/19-29)
  PSU Playwrights' Showcase   (4/19-21)
  Carbon Leaf   (4/20)
  Leslie Odom, Jr.   (4/20)
  Ukulele Orchestra   (4/20)
  Murder Mystery Weekend   (4/20-22)
  Devon Allman Project   (4/21)
  Mountains to the Sea   (4/22)
  The Shape of Water   (4/23)
  Downsizing   (4/24)
  La Bohème   (4/24 & 25)
  Inon Barnatan   (4/25)
  Barbara Edelman   (4/26)
  Dance Ensemble & Choir   (4/27 & 28)
  Land of Trash  (4/27)
  Cendrillon   (4/28-29)
  Cold Chocolate   (4/28)
  Dartmouth Gospel Choir   (4/28)
  Leo Kottke   (4/28)
  New Repertory Theatre   (4/28)

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