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Dartmouth’s Second College Grant offers nearly 27,000 acres of New Hampshire north country to explore and study.

Winter-frozen Occom Pond offers ice skating and pond hockey right in the heart of Hanover.

Moosilauke Ravine Lodge is the well-loved destination for Dartmouth's First-Year Trips outdoor orientation program.

The Dartmouth Ropes Course consists of three separate facilities located at Storrs Pond in Hanover.

Students enjoy a summer afternoon at the Ledyard Canoe Club on the Connecticut River.

Outdoors and unbounded. With the Appalachian Trail running through campus and the Connecticut River just steps away, outdoor activities are always accessible here. The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) is the country’s oldest and largest collegiate outing club, with membership open to all.

The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC)

Dartmouth’s outdoor recreation hub, the DOC was founded in 1909. Anyone—affiliated with Dartmouth or not—can join the more than 1,500 student members.


The Dartmouth Skiway is just one of the many outdoor activities available at Dartmouth

Outdoor Programs Office

Oversees outdoor trips, educational programs, cabin rentals, and facilities, such as Dartmouth’s Cross Country Ski Center.


Dartmouth Skiway

Home to Dartmouth’s three-time NCAA championship ski team, the Skiway offers more than 100 acres of skiing on two mountains just 14 miles from campus.


Kayaking is just one of the many outdoor activities available at Dartmouth

Organic Farm

The student-run farm is a living laboratory, providing independent research opportunities and hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture.


Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

A popular hiking destination located 45 minutes from campus, Moosilauke provides lodging and meals for the Dartmouth community and the public.


The Second College Grant

Recreational opportunities abound and cabins are available for rent in this nearly 27,000-acre northern New Hampshire wilderness owned by Dartmouth.


Cabin Reservations

Students and the public may reserve one of Dartmouth’s 17 cabins or the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge for overnight stays.


Snow trails are just one of the many outdoor activities available at Dartmouth