Canaan is the most Northern and Eastern town in Vermont. It covers an area of 20,992 acres and is 1042 feet above sea level. It consists of three villages: Canaan, Beecher Falls and Lake Wallace.
Canaan is located on route 114 and within easy driving distance of Montreal, Quebec, Boston, Massachusetts, Portland, Maine and Burlington, Vermont. It has 17.84 miles of state maintained highways, 2.35 miles of class II roads, 13.93 miles of class III roads and 9.80 miles of class IV roads.
An ample supply of metered water with adequate fire flows is available throughout the entire service district. All water is chlorinated and stored in a covered reservoir. The town has a wastewater treatment facility. It also has a transfer station for garbage, which is separated and recycled. For hours of operation, please call the town clerk at 802-266-3370.
Electricity is available from Vermont Electric Cooperative (800-832-2667 or 802-635-2331). Telephone service is provided by Fair Point Communications (800-585-4466). The local calling area includes Norton and Lemington, Vermont as well as Colebrook, Pittsburg, and Stewartstown, New Hampshire. Vonage (877-695-4359) is a publicly held Internet and telephone service provider Click here to learn more about Vonage Services. AT&T (877-385-7578) is a TV, phone and internet provider Click here to learn more about AT&T services
High speed internet service in Canaan Village is available from Great AUK Wireless (877-220-2873). Areas not serviced by Great AUK may obtain high speed internet access from satellite providers such as HughesNet (866-347-3292). Click here to learn more about HughesNet services.
There are two post offices in the town. One is located in Canaan (802-266-3473) and the other in Beecher Falls (802-266-3037).
National (USA Today, Boston Globe, etc.), regional (Caledonian Record) and local (News and Sentinel and Colebrook Chronicle) newspapers are available at Solomon’s Store, which is located adjacent to Canaan in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. Cable television is available in the Village from White Mountain Cablevision (800-233-7350) and satellite television is provided by the DirecTV Click here to learn more about DirecTV services (800-280-4388) and Dish (603-788-4766) networks.