New Hampshire

16 Places to Visit in New Hampshire's Monadnock Region

Planning a trip to New Hampshire this summer? We headed to the Granite State's Monadnock Region to check out these cool places:

  1. Hometown Diner, Rindge: Talk about a throwback! Head to Hometown Diner in Rindge, a vintage diner, for delicious, one-of-a-kind home-style cooking. Click here for details.
  2. Contoocook Public Beach, Jaffrey: Hit the beach at Contoocook Lake in Jaffrey to take in beautiful views. There's a concession stand if you forget something at home or at the hotel, and there's also a bathhouse to clean up afterwards. Click here for more.
  3. Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy: Looking for a destination resort the whole family can enjoy? Head to the Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, which has plenty to do no matter the season, including boating, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Click here for more details.
  4. Stonewall Farm, Keene: Learn what it takes to be a farmer at Stonewall Farm in Keene! The farm offers workshops, homesteading classes, summer camps and environmental education programs. Click here for more information.
  5. Terrapin Glassblowing Studio, Jaffrey: A mother-daughter duo is bringing the art of glass blowing to the public. The good news is you don't need to be an artist to creat magnificent works of art. Click here for more info.
  6. Walpole Mountain View Winery, Walpole: New Hampshire isn't exactly known for its wines, but one Walpole family is working to put the Granite State on the map. Walpole Mountain View Winery offers wines made from 28 French-American hybrid and cold-climate grape varieties. Click here to learn when you can stop by for a tasting.
  7. Thompson Covered Bridge, Swanzey: This bridge was built in 1832 by Zadoc Taft, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Click here for more.
  8. Slate Bridge, Swanzey: The bridge's name stems from the Slate family, and has been built several times, with the first time being 1862. The bridge was destroyed in a fire in 1993, and has since been restored. Click here for more.
  9. Coombs Bridge, Winchester: The Coombs Bridge, named after original owner and builder Anthony Coombs, has played an important role in the social and commercial development of the region. Click here for more.
  10. Ashuelot Covered Bridge, Ashuelot: Historians consider the Ashuelot Covered Bridge one of the Granite State's most elaborate, and was originally built to move lumber across the river for the Ashuelot Railroad. Click here for more.
  11. Monadnock State Park & Gilson Pond Campground, Jaffrey: Visit Monadnock State Park for spectacular views and a fun camping experience at nearby Gilson Pond Campground. Click here for more information on the state park, including hiking trail maps.
  12. Miller State Park & Pack Monadnock, Peterborough: Located on the 2,290-foot summit and flank of Pack Monadnock, Miller State Park is New Hampshire's oldest state park. Click here for hiking trail maps and more.
  13. Bowerbird & Friends Antiques, Peterborough: Looking for something one-of-a-kind? Visit Bowerbird & Friends Antiques for vintage finds, art from local artisans and craftsmen and more. Click here for more details.
  14. Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, Peterborough: Located in the heart of Peterborough in an historic church, the Mariposa Museum encourages adults and children to interact with the exhibits, some of which are permanent while others are rotating. Click here for more information.
  15. Parker's Maple Barn, Mason: A mainstay since the late 1960s, Parker's Maple Barn serves filling breakfasts and lunches. The restaurant also offers maple-themed gift boxes and baskets. Click here for more.
  16. Pickity Place, Mason: Visiting this hidden gem of the region will feel like you're heading back in time. Pickity Place is a restaurant, but still offers inspiration to those looking for a little getaway. Click here for more information.
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