Welcome to Dover, NH
More Facts About Dover
Dover is a city in Strafford County. The population was estimated at 32,191 in 2019. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.0 square miles (75.2 km2), of which 26.7 square miles (69.2 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is water, comprising 7.96% of the city. Dover is drained by the Cochecho and Bellamy rivers. Long Hill, elevation greater than 300 feet (91 m) above sea level and located 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of the city center, is the highest point in Dover. Garrison Hill, elevation approximately 290 ft (88 m), is a prominent hill rising directly above the center city, with a park and lookout tower on top. Dover lies fully within the Piscataqua River (Coastal) watershed. (wikipedia.com)
Dover Town Website
Have all your questions answered as you navigate through the town website, or find the valuable contacts who can answer them!
Dover School District
The Dover School District is made up three elementary schools (grades K-4); a middle school (grades 5-8) and a high school and career technical center (grades 9-12) from Dover, Nottingham and Barrington.
Restaurants, Diners, Pizza, Coffee, and More!
Here are just a few of our local favorites:
Flight Coffee of Dover
Garrison City Beerworks
La Festa Brick & Brew Pizzeria
Lickee's and Chewy's Candy & Creamery
Taste of India
Shopping in Dover
Dover has many options when it comes to shopping, from national chains to the local favorites below:
Garrison Hill Florist
Salmon Falls Stoneware
Seacoast Pop Up Shop
Arts & Entertainment
The entertainment options in Hampton are second only to the sun in attracting people to the seacoast:
Apple Harvest Day
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Cocheco Arts Festival
Dover has many outdoor recreational spaces! First, you can get a complete overview of the city from Garrison Hill Park & Tower, or view the water from Hilton Park (see video below). Henry Law Park is in the center of downtown with a stage and playground nearby. Enjoy the free 18 hole disc golf course in Bellamy Park. Finally, take advantage of the Dover Community Trail to navigate around town!
Historic Marker Challenge in Dover, NH