The Monadnock Region

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Explore New Hampshire’s Southwest gem, The Monadnock Region! Mount Monadnock, Keene, Peterborough, Miller State Park, Spofford Lake, hiking, biking, and more adventures await. There are plenty of things to explore and things to do in The Monadnock Region. See the “Blog” page to view each post on the map. The “Resource” page has a growing list of NH-based links to explore.

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The Dublin NH Gas Engine Meet

The Dublin NH Gas Engine Meet

Take a step back in time and appreciate the amazing Dublin NH Gas Engine Meet and their mission to preserve America’s agricultural history! These pieces of machinery transformed lives, farms, and agriculture, paving the way for the many comforts we take for granted today. From the zing of the sawmill, to the puffing of antique engines, to chugging of tractors, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this annual event held every second weekend in September. Check out the video and learn more at newhampshirelivefreeandexplore.com. Subscribe and stay updated on each new post.

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The Gilsum Rock Swap

The Gilsum Rock Swap

Put on your mining hat and explore The Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show in Gilsum, New Hampshire! This is a fantastic community event that supports the local Recreation Center. You will find rocks and minerals from around the world, amazing fossils, kids activities, great food, and more. It is held every 4th full weekend in June, definately add to your list of things to do in New Hampshire!

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Crotched Mountain Ski Resort

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort If you are looking for big mountain fun on a smaller scale, explore Crotched Mountain Ski Resort in Bennington, New Hampshire! With great views, terrain parks, night skiing, and quick lines, this is a family-friendly ski resort that is...

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Milford

Milford

Milford Visiting each of New Hampshire's seven regions has made this blog a fun challenge and I'm excited to explore more of the Monadnock Region with this post on Milford. I expect to explore more of the Merrimack Valley Region, The Seacoast Region, and the...

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Lake Warren, Alstead

Lake Warren, Alstead

Lake Warren, Alstead I hadn't really intended for our adventure to Lake Warren to become a post. It turned into such a fun outing and an example of what I love about New Hampshire, it was worth a quick story. Tackling New Hampshire's many lakes and ponds over the...

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Harrisville

Harrisville

Harrisville Today's adventure took us on a spur-of-the-moment trip to the historic mill town of Harrisville, New Hampshire. It is part of what I hope to convey through this website, turning everyday life in New Hampshire into a story of what it is like to live in and...

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Horatio Colony Preserve

Horatio Colony Preserve

Horatio Colony Preserve Welcome to this short post on a spur of the moment hike at Horatio Colony Preserve on the outskirts of beautiful Keene, New Hampshire! This was a quick change of plans from our original hike planned at Mount Wantastiquet. The sun would set...

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A Road Trip Through Southern NH

A Road Trip Through Southern NH

Southern New Hampshire Road Trip Enjoy the video below covering our "Road Trip across Southern New Hampshire!" This trip was loosely planned, we had decided to let the day unfold and see where it would take us. With Covid restrictions and concerns easing, and great...

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The Connecticut River

The Connecticut River

The Connecticut River I have thought about this post for a while and struggled with how best to present a story on the Connecticut River. I've decided to treat this post as an ongoing story that will include updates as each opportunity presents itself. The Connecticut...

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Hancock

Hancock

(Paid Affiliate Link)Hancock If you are looking to slow the pace and take a step back in time, it doesn't get much better than Hancock! Settled in 1764 and incorporated in 1779, it was named in honor of John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence....

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Keene’s Rail Trails

Keene’s Rail Trails

Keene's Rail Trails   Read the post and watch the video below to learn more about Keene's fantastic network of rail trails and bike paths! Plan to explore them yourself during your next adventure!  (Paid Affiliate Link)   A Ride Through Keene's Rail...

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Monadnock Region Road Trip

Monadnock Region Road Trip

  Monadnock Region Road Trip Enjoy the video and post below covering my road trip through the beautiful Monadnock Region. I uncovered some additional gems that I had heard about but never experienced. Plan your own trip and explore this beautiful region! (Paid...

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Monadnock Region Employment

Monadnock Region Employment

Monadnock Region Employment Monadnock Region Employment is the focus of this post. Considering the current COVID-19 crisis, I questioned the timing of this piece. Perhaps, it might help in some small way once we are on the other side of it all. New Hampshire, the...

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Keene Ice and Snow Festival

Keene Ice and Snow Festival

Keene Ice and Snow Festival Keene Ice and Snow Festival, on February 1st, 2020, had the city of Keene buzzing once again! I was pleased to see happy families wandering up and down Main Street taking it all in. I was on my to Concord for the next full post so this was...

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Thompson Covered Bridge

Thompson Covered Bridge

Thompson Covered Bridge Thompson Covered Bridge is another one of New Hampshire's 54 historic covered bridges. I am fortunate enough to live near several of them. Creating this post has made me further appreciate the history and uniqueness of each of them. Exploring...

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Chesterfield

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Chesterfield has its own unique and interesting history that dates back as far as 1735! It is the home of two additional villages, West Chesterfield, and Spofford. West Chesterfield borders Vermont and the Connecticut River to the West. Chesterfield was...

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Hinsdale Post Office

Hinsdale Post Office

(Paid Affiliate Link) Hinsdale Post Office Hinsdale Post Office is home to the longest continuously operating Post Office in all of the United States. It has been in operation since 1816! Visit the park nearby that overlooks a picturesque spillway on the Ashuelot...

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Ashuelot Covered Bridge

Ashuelot Covered Bridge

The Ashuelot Covered BridgeThe beautiful Ashuelot Covered Bridge on a snowy day in January in Ashuelot New Hampshire. We have 54 historic covered bridges scattered around the state. They are a great piece of our history preserved and enjoyed in the present!  The...

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Keene Pumpkin Festival

Keene Pumpkin Festival

Keene Pumpkin Festival Since 1991, the Keene Pumpkin Festival has had a special place in my heart. I realize this site has been heavy with content from Keene. As I mentioned in my first posting, it is what I know best and I'm using my hometown as the launching point!...

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Walldogs Keene, New Hampshire

Walldogs Keene, New Hampshire

Walldogs Keene, New Hampshire Walldogs Keene, New Hampshire! What is a Walldog? Sit back and watch the video below and see the amazing artistry and altruistic spirit of these incredible people. Read through the post to learn more about the event and how it came to be....

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Keene Art Walk

Keene Art Walk

Keene Art Walk In this post, I'd like to introduce you to the annual "Keene Art Walk" event in beautiful downtown Keene, New Hampshire. This year, the event was held from May 31st through June 9th.  Each year, local artists and downtown businesses collaborate to...

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Downtown Keene

Downtown Keene

Downtown Keene Picturesque Downtown Keene, New Hampshire is as New England as it gets! See for yourself in the video and post below and then plan your own adventure to explore all the city has to offer! (Paid Affiliate Link)Introduction Welcome to my site and my very...

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