New England is one of the most beautiful places in America, and Magdalen College is blessed to call the picturesque town of Warner, NH its home. Students have ample opportunities to explore New England’s mountains, valleys, and coasts through daytrips to local sites:
Gardening in Our Greenhouse
Lavender Picking at Pumpkin Blossom Farm
Hiking Mount Kearsarge
Visiting Fort Foster Beach in Kittery, Maine
Canoeing on the Contoocook River
Attending a Pow-Wow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Apple-Picking at Gould Hill Farm
Celebrating the Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Skiing at Pat’s Peak in Henniker
The Arts of the Beautiful
Students at Magdalen College have a wealth of cultural opportunities beyond the classroom through the “Arts of the Beautiful” Program on campus. This program, sponsored by the Office of Student Life, has included these recent events:
“La Bohème” by Boston Lyric Opera – Boston, MA
Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra – Burlington, VT
Currier Museum – Manchester, NH
Frank Llyod Wright’s Zimmerman and Kalil Homes – Manchester, NH
Hammond Castle Museum – Gloucester, MA
Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA
Cultural Beauty in Greater New England
Approximately thirty minutes from the campus, Concord, the state capital of New Hampshire, offers students a wide variety of opportunities for leisure and cultural beauty, including events at the Capitol Center for the Arts and art-house films at the Red River Theatre. For more information, visit this site devoted to Concord’s attractions.
Approximately forty-five minutes from the campus, Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire, features cultural centers including the Currier Museum of Art, the Palace Theater, Fisher Cats Baseball, and the SNHU Arena.
Nashua, Salem, and Hanover
In addition to the opportunities in Concord and Manchester, there are a number of opportunities to enjoy professional classical concerts, theater, cinema, and art throughout New England. These include the Nashua Symphony and the New Hampshire Philharmonic in Salem. A wealth of cultural events takes place forty-five minutes north at the Hopkins Theater in Hanover near Dartmouth College.
Boston and Beyond
Boston, one of America’s oldest and greatest cities, lies south of the college, approximately 90 minutes by car. Its historical and cultural treasures offer opportunities for exploration and leisure. Some of Boston’s most popular attractions include:
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Here are some fond memories of Magdalen’s Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony from last weekend. Thanks to our special guests, Dr. Jay Richards (The Heritage Foundation) and the Very Rev. Jason Jalbert (Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, Manchester) for joining us on this special day. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!