Scenic Drives in the Monadnock Region.
MONADNOCK REGION LOOP (approx. 80 miles)
A circular loop (with two cut-outs) through some of the most quintessentially New England towns in New Hampshire.
From Keene, which claims to have the widest Main Street in the world, head southeast on Rt. 101 to Marlborough, then south on Rt. 124, which takes you past Monadnock State Park to Jaffrey. East of Jaffrey, turn north on Rt. 123 to Peterborough, known for its lively cultural offerings, then onto Rt. 136 to Greenfield.
In Greenfield, turn west on Forest Road, which rejoins Rt. 123 in Hancock. Continue west on 123; west of Stoddard you can either continue on Rt. 123 to much-photographed Marlow and the junction of Rt. 12A south, which will take you back to Keene. Or you can take Rt. 10 south past Gilsum, where you can either turn west on Surrey Road to Gilsum Road to Rt. 12A, or you can follow Rt. 10 south to Keene.
Connecticut River Byway
This byway begins at Fourth Connecticut Lake near the Canadian border and follows the river the length of the western border of New Hampshire. Experience history, tradition, farming heritage and natural beauty.