images of the monadnock region through the seasons

Visit Southern New Hampshire's
Monadnock Region

mount monadnock video Grand Mount Monadnock stands sentinel over Southwest New Hampshire's glorious Monadnock Region... where the quaint towns and villages and white clapboard churches of quintessential New England can still be found. Just a short drive from Boston, Hartford and New York City you will find a warm welcome as you explore the peaceful valleys and rustic beauty on your vacation or holiday travels.

This may be New Hampshire's quiet corner, but there is always plenty to do. Visit in the Spring for maple sugaring, beautiful flowers and the beginning of golf season. Summertime will find you out hiking and biking or enjoying some of the many lakes and rivers by canoe or kayak. Relax on summer evenings with concerts on the town common, mouthwatering al fresco dining and more chocolate choices than you can imagine. The classic simplicity and quiet country charm of crossing a covered bridge as you travel the back roads highlights fall foliage time in New Hampshire. With cross-country and downhill skiing and many trails, you need only strap on your skis or snowshoes for a day of winter fun. Then snuggle up in the cozy comforts of many fine lodging opportunities.

Historic buildings, berry-picking, art galleries, music events, professional and community theater, hunting, fishing and so much more await you in the Monadnock Region. Close enough to enjoy for the day — but once you experience the Monadnock Region you will want to plan a stay.

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Saturday, October 4
Harvest Fest and Open House
9:00 a.m.
Harvest Fest and Open House

Every day
From Saturday, October 4 to Sunday, October 5
Cheshire Craftsmen Fair
9:00 an to 3:00pm
Juried craft fair with over 30 regional crafters and artisans

Sunday, October 5
Oktoberfest dinner with live Oompah music
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Oktoberfest!

First Friday: Peterborough
Downtown Peterborough merchants & groups offer extended hours, special dining opportunities & unique entertainment.

Saturday, October 11
Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Antrim, Keene, Nelson, New Ipswich, Rindge, Spof
More than 24 artists in 9 towns open their studios showcasing fine art, sculpture and crafts.

Saturday, October 11
19th Annual Open Studio Art Tour
10am to 5pm
Monadnock Region
Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony presents its 19th Annual Open Studio Art Tour on October 11-12, 2014.

Sunday, October 12
Frost Heaves presents Yankee humor, Oct. 10-18
2 pm.
The hit comedy show Frost Heaves returns with family-friendly Yankee humor, music and nonsense, Oct. 10-18.

Saturday, October 18
Keene Pumpkin Festival

From Friday, May 30 to Saturday, November 29
Along the River: Settlement in the Contoocook Valley
Special exhibit examining the settlement period in the Contoocook Valley. Featuring maps, artifacts & archival materials

Every day
From Friday, August 1 to Saturday, January 31
World of Chocolate
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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for an exhibition tracing the history of chocolate around the world!

Monday Night Contra Dancing
8-10:30 p.m.
Nelson (NH) Town Hall every Monday 8:00 - 10:30 Variety of excellent callers and musicians Donation: $3