The Monadnock Region

Monadnock Region Blog Posts

 

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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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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Miller State Park / Pack Monadnock

Miller State Park / Pack Monadnock

Miller State Park / Pack Monadnock Miller State Park and Pack Monadnock, two places I have driven by countless times and always piqued my curiosity but somehow never stopped to explore further. On November 28th I would be kicking myself for not satisfying that...

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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 it. My decision is to treat this post as an ongoing story that will include updates as each opportunity presents itself. The Connecticut River has provided numerous...

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Hancock

Hancock

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. Nubanusit Lake We spent a...

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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!     A Ride Through Keene's Rail Trails   Keene's...

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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! Tour...

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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

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 River.  There definitely...

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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  Enjoy the video and post below of the 2019 Keene Pumpkin Festival. Fall leaves plenty of things to do in "The Granite State" and Keene has always carved out its piece of the excitement during the harvest season! Since 1991, the Keene Pumpkin...

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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...

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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 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! Introduction Welcome to my site and my very first blog post on Downtown Keene,...

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