Monadnock Region

The Monadnock Region has so much to offer in the form of outdoor hikes, activities, camping, dining – and even some night life – you just have to pay attention. Here are some helpful resources in case you want to visit:

Monadnock Region – NH on Facebook or http://www.southwestnh.com/

KIDS:
The Friendly Farm in Dublin if our goats aren’t enough for you.
Kimball Farm Ice Cream – cruise night on Wed
Monadnock Speedway (maybe older kids… who love Nascar)
Twinkle Town Mini Golf just down the road.
Humdingers Mini Golf in Keene (there is ice cream too!)
Swimming

CULTURE:
The Colonial Theater in Keene has movies, performances and more.
The Peterborough Players put on several performances each summer.

PLACES TO ADMIRE SOME NATURE:
Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam. These Rhododendron’s usually bloom in mid-July, when most of our berries are also in peak season!
Cathedral of the Pines.
Hike Gap Mountain.
Hike Mount Monadnock (the second most-hiked mountain in the WORLD & the jewel of our view).
Dublin Lake
Chesterfield Gorge, a great place to stop and hike / paddle on the way to get some fine dining & art galleries in Brattleboro VT.

HISTORIC PLACES OF NOTE:
Covered Bridges, Swanzey and beyond.

PLACES TO DINE:
Dragon Palace in Troy boasts amazing mountain views from the dining room, decent Chinese food and a full bar.
Lee Mount Fuji in Marlboro – fantastic sushi, chinese & more at a reasonable NH price! Say Hi to the lovely Annie & tell her that we sent you.
Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe in Keene – delicious, inventive & Luca uses our redcurrants for a delicious sauce.
Or check out the Monadnock Dining Guide.
Fireworks in Keene – fantastic cocktails, great flatbreads, pasta dishes utilizing some local fare (even gluten free options),
Fritz in Keene is for more budget-conscious eaters who like a laid-back atmosphere and live music in the evening. HUGE salads, local meat in burgers, legendary fries.
The Fitzwilliam Inn is two venues at once, offering delicious woodfired pizza and a pub, and fine dining in the dining room on weekends.
Sunflowers in Jaffrey offers fine dining, and yummy cocktails, all made with lots of local ingredients, including our fruit!

PLACES TO STAY:
Inns / B&Bs:
The Monadnock Inn
The Woodbound Inn in Rindge. With a 9 hole, par 3 USGA golf course.
The Fitzwilliam Inn is under new management and has updated the bedrooms. They look glorious, comfortable and stylish, but still with an old-world charm.
Ashburn House in Fitzwilliam is rumored to be one of the best Bed & Breakfasts around.

Camping:
Woodmore Campground in Rindge
Swanzey Lake Camping Area
Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam
Ashuelot River Campground in Swanzey
Shir Roy in Richmond
Forest Lake in Winchester