Tourism Bouncing Back

With domestic travel on the rise, the tourism and hospitality industries still have a journey ahead to full recovery.

The Circle T Resort provides a comfortable western inn for overnight stays, stall and RV reservations, an award-winning steakhouse, and monthly opportunities to participate in youth and adult rodeos, including the World Series of Team Roping.

Just outside the city limits, is a 200-acre complex that is home to the Game Warden Training Center for Texas Parks and Wildlife. The facility provides the only training available to become a Game Warden or Park Police Officer. Every year, a new class of cadets graduate and join an elite group of trained conservation officers stationed throughout the state.

The Texas Historical Commission designated Hamilton as an official Texas Main Street community in 2020. To ensure clear communication, streamlined processes, and project efficiency, the Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Program, and Chamber of Commerce are housed in the same building. All three entities focus on community engagement, economic growth and development, historical preservation, and building a talented local workforce.

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Claremont, NH Offers Visitors Hidden Gem

Unless you have friends or family living in Claremont, NH, it might not be at the top of your list of places to visit, but you’re truly missing out on a hidden gem. An old mill town experiencing a dynamic upswing, Claremont is a great place for your next New England getaway.

Located in the beautiful Sugar River Region of the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, Claremont borders Vermont and is a two-hour scenic drive from Boston, upstate New York, and Connecticut. Montreal is a little over three hours away.

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Kayakers taking in the beauty of the Connecticut River in Claremont, NH. (Photo: Parks and Recreation Department, City of Claremont)

Claremont is easily accessible by car, has its own Amtrak Station, and boasts a recently upgraded Claremont Municipal Airport—and once you arrive there is plenty to keep you busy.

We have an extensive variety of year-round recreational activities. During the warmer months, Claremont has numerous local hiking, running, biking, and mountain biking trails to explore, as well as fishing, paddling, kayaking, parks, playgrounds, a skatepark, and a golf course all within the city limits.

And during the fall, add leaf peeping to this list.

Looking for winter outdoor recreation? There are plenty of places for locals and visitors alike to enjoy downhill skiing, tubing, sliding, skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVs, and hiking trails.

If you prefer your workouts indoors, the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, one of several fitness centers, offers access to gym equipment, a 25-yard indoor swimming pool, an elevated track, basketball courts, and exercise classes to visitors for a nominal fee.

When it comes to taking it easy, there are many excellent restaurants to choose from as well as retail and cultural arts options.

In addition to a new speakeasy, which features craft food and cocktails, Claremont has fine dining options as well as delicious diners, cafes, grills, pizza, burgers, subs, bakeries, BBQ, Japanese, Chinese, Jamaican, and fast food.

Claremont is a regional shopping destination, with smaller boutique businesses along the newly revitalized Pleasant Street and Opera House Square and a mix of bigger box stores and small businesses on Washington Street.

The Claremont Opera House, Amplified Arts, and West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts have busy show schedules throughout the year, and other local entertainment options include escape rooms, 18 holes of blacklight indoor miniature golf, bowling, and a multiplex movie theater.