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Snowmobiling and Skiing the Snowdrifts of Southwestern New Hampshire

Savoring the bright sunshine on these short days is what makes winter in Southwestern New Hampshire such an exciting season. The slopes and hard-to-reach vistas accessible by snowmobile, ski lift or good, old-fashioned sweat provide ample reward for the intrepid outdoor lover. Speed and thrill seekers will find no lack of excitement here! With over …

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The Best Local Ways to Savor an Old-Fashioned Holiday Season

During winter in the Monadnock Region, friends and neighbors embrace the merriest time of year with unique Yankee style and ingenuity. It’s a time for connecting with community and savoring the traditions that make the holidays so memorable. All around Southwestern New Hampshire, you’ll find diverse ways to get festive and celebrate the season! Whether …

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7 Places to Get Inspired by Arts and Culture in the Monadnock Region

The Monadnock Region teems with places to delve into local art, history, and culture. Whether you are an avid historian, artisan, visitor, or local, you’ll find the region’s cultural offerings to be hands-on, soul fulfilling, and relevant to everyday living. From diverse musical performances, including blues, contra, and classical to globally recognized art exhibits that …

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Leaf Peeping and Day Tripping in the Monadnock Region

The great writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, labeled Monadnock the “sapphire in the sky,” and Ralph Waldo Emerson called it “the new Olympus.” Henry David Thoreau wrote and wrote about his beloved wild haunt. All three remarkable writers had this in common—they were all inspired by the iconic Mount Monadnock and its unique countryside. And, these men …

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A Granite State Gem: Greenfield State Park

The early-autumn warm days and cool nights of September, coupled with the bursting colors of new fall foliage, combine for ideal hiking, recreational and camping conditions at our New Hampshire State Parks. The Granite State has 93 state park properties that boast amazing waterways, campgrounds, historic sites, miles of trails, natural vistas, and many acres …

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We’re Proud to Say that Eating Local Is Kind of Our Thing

Sweet and crisp corn-on-the-cob, juicy heirloom tomatoes fresh off the vine, and snappy green beans are the true shining stars of summer in the Monadnock Region. Our area of the country has a short growing season and when it finally arrives, we revel gloriously in its delicious bounty. Farms and food producers are plentiful, and …

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Curtain Call: The Monadnock Region Arts Scene Revels in a Summer Return

After a year marked by shuttered venues, dark marquees and silent stages, the performance arts scene in the Monadnock Region is making a much-awaited comeback. As summer 2021 deepens, we eagerly anticipate the encore of dress rehearsals and mic checks as the curtain is once again raised and the spotlight returns on our favorite musicians …

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Bring on the Bliss at these Monadnock Region Wedding Venues

In sweet summertime, the promise of “I do” is whispered joyfully all across the Monadnock Region. It’s only fitting that the special occasion of a wedding take place at a special destination, and this corner of New Hampshire is bursting with beautiful options. While many of the area’s incredible venues may have already tied the …

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The Monadnock Region Invites Guests to Get Comfy and Stay Awhile

For discerning travelers, the Monadnock Region boasts an assortment of truly charming places to stay. Though you’ll find all the amenities you’d typically look for, you’ll also come across endearing attributes you never even considered. From baby farm animals to beautiful gardens and river views—the area’s inn and B&B options are as equally varied as …

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Love History? Have a Look at the Region’s Revitalized Mill Buildings

Once a booming manufacturing area powered by plentiful rivers and resilient hard-working residents, the Monadnock Region’s long-silent mill buildings are experiencing a new boom in recent years. Turning a visionary eye toward the future, communities are seeking to attract both locals and tourists alike by reimagining these blank-canvas spaces. If you’re an avid history buff, …

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