Welcome to the Hanover Improvement Society


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Swimming lessons at Storrs Pond

Swimming lessons at Storrs Pond

Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Hundreds of families become members of Storrs Pond Recreation Area each summer. Children enroll in the instructional swimming program, the instructional tennis program, and various summer day camps.

Summer staff consists of high school and college students who provide a pleasant and safe experience to all visitors under the supervision of seasoned permanent staff. In addition to members, Storrs Pond has many guests who camp, picnic, or come for an afternoon of swimming in the pond or outdoor activities. We offer a heated pool, two beaches for swimming in the pond, hiking trails, four tennis courts, basketball, mountain biking, as well as picnic pavilions, and campsites with flush toilets and hot showers.


Campion Rink

Campion Rink

The James W. Campion III Ice Skating Rink

The Campion Rink provides thousands of hours of “ice time” for youth hockey, figure skating, high school hockey and adult recreational skating. The Rink serves as “home ice” for both the Hanover and Lebanon High School men and women’s hockey teams.

The Rink was established in 1988 through the hard work and generosity of a large group of Hanover, Lebanon and Upper Valley citizens. The initial motivation for the project was the demolition of the Davis Rink at Dartmouth College that had provided recreational skating opportunities to local skaters for decades. The Hanover Improvement Socety was a major contributor to the project and enthusiastically agreed to operate the facility.


Nugget Theaters

Nugget Theaters Marquee

The Nugget Theaters

The Nugget Theaters feature the best films available, with a wide variety of Hollywood, foreign and documentary films, many of which earn nominations for major Academy Awards. Four theaters seat over 650 guests with accommodations for hearing and mobility. Each features digital-surround sound and state-of-the-art projectors.

The Nugget Theater continues to be one of the few surviving and thriving Main Street theaters in the country, bringing vitality to the downtown business community where many patrons also dine and shop while in Hanover.