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Graduate students have many opportunities for outdoor recreation and networking near Dartmouth College, including activities with the Dartmouth Graduate Outing Club (DGOC).
This is an 18-hole golf course. There is a fee per round, or you can get a term pass or become a member.
The Skiway is a great place to go skiing for a half or full day. Shuttle buses run from campus. There are special rates for Dartmouth students.
Morton Farm occupies approximately 200 acres of land, mostly wooded, with trails winding throughout. The Director of the Riding Program, Sally Batton, encourages students to visit the land and investigate the trails.
During the summer, the Dartmouth Yacht Club has boats available for members to sail on Mascoma Lake.
Best for early fall, spring, and summer events. Ledyard Canoe Club will rent canoes and kayaks.
The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center maintains over twenty-five kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails on Oak Hill and Garipay Field in Hanover, New Hampshire, as well as the ice on Occom Pond for ice skating.
There are many back roads and trails that are great for a quick escape from the books. Favorites include: Rip Road, the Occom pond/golf course, the Dartmouth College Highway to Lyme, and Grasse Road.
The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) maintains 75 miles of the Appalachian Trail, along with 50 miles of its own trails. Maps and guides are available. Mt. Cardigan is a 20 minute drive, and a fairly easy hour-long hike with an amazing view.
About 20 well-maintained cabins are scattered across New Hampshire and Vermont. Cabins require a reservation and a small fee.
The College Grant comprises 27,000 acres in northern New Hampshire. Hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping (in cabins) are all options.
Mt. Moosilauke covers 4,700 acres in the southern White Mountain National Forest. The Ravine Lodge at the base is a must and offers 3 meals a day and lodging during the late spring, summer and early fall.
Learn more about outdoor recreation at the Outdoor Programs Office.
In order to qualify to lead a DGOC trip, leaders must have the following qualifications:
The DGOC offers these classes on a regular basis.
For technical trips such as rock climbing, back country skiing, and white water canoeing leaders must have an appropriate level of expert training. In addition, DGOC leaders must register each trip with the Graduate Studies Office (Kerry Landers).
Registration must include:
*For advanced trips, all graduate students must sign a waiver.