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Dover, N.H., reinvents itself into a destination

There is a certain dichotomy at play in this city, just under 30 miles from the Massachusetts border, a blend of small-town Americana and modern-day business that gives it a unique feel. Like nearby Newmarket, Dover seems intent on reinventing itself, utilizing vacant mills to create living spaces, restaurants, and shops amidst the barber shops, cobblers, and diners of yore. The city labels itself “A Main Street Community,” and that is certainly the case with a multitude of businesses and attractions within an easily accessed half-mile radius. It is an understated destination that delivers on charm.


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