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Monadnock Tourism and Sightseeing
Named after Mt. Monadnock, the second most climbed mountain in the world, the Monadnock region has picture perfect New England villages where you'll see white clapboard churches and manicured town greens.

Drive around rolling fields, horse farms, quaint town shops and see covered bridges, exploring at a leisurely pace. Outdoor recreation options are plentiful, as well as arts, antiques, and cultural interests. The scenery is breathtaking.


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Monadnock State Park
Monadnock State Park Top Attraction!
Recreation in Jaffrey, NH USA
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Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands. In 1987, Mount Monadnock was designated a National Natural Landmark.


10th Annual Living History Event
10th Annual Living History Event
Recreation in Hillsborough, NH USA

Reenactments, George Washington & hands-on activities. Join us for a delightful, interactive living history experience and take part in the unique history of the New England area. 10th Annual Living History Event in Hillsborough, NH.

10th Annual Living History Event
10th Annual Living History Event
Recreation in Hillsborough, NH USA

Reenactments, George Washington, also children's activities. Join us for a delightful, interactive living history experience and take part in the unique history of New England. Hillsborough’s 10th Annual Living History Event in Hillsborough, NH.

Annett Wayside Park
Annett Wayside Park
Recreation in Rindge, NH USA

Annett Wayside Park is part of the 1,494 acre Annett State Forest and is located near the Cathedral of the Pines National Shrine. It is a beautiful spot for picnicking. A 1/4 mile hiking trail offers a pleasant stroll to the edge of Black Reservoir.

Art Happens Creative Art Studio
Art Happens Creative Art Studio things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Recreation in Milford, NH USA

Art for families and artists of all ages Art classes and workshops for all ages.


Ashuelot Covered Bridge
Ashuelot Covered Bridge
Scenic in Winchester, NH USA

The Ashuelot covered bridge is considered by local historians to be one of New Hampshire's most elaborate covered bridges. The original purpose of the bridge was to transport wood across the river for use by the Ashuelot Railroad.

Barrett House
Barrett House things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Historic Site in New Ipswich, NH USA

Barrett House, also known as Forest Hall, was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage.

Carlton Bridge
Carlton Bridge
Scenic in Swanzey, NH USA

Town records indicate the original bridge at this site was constructed in 1789, however, the exact date has not been verified. The current bridge was built in 1869.

Catherdal of The Pines
Catherdal of The Pines
Nature in Rindge, NH USA

Cathedral of the Pines is a natural sanctuary, literally a cathedral without walls, where all people may worship and seek spiritual renewal.The dream of a Cathedral of the Pines began more than sixty years ago as a loving tribute to a son lost in battle.


Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area
Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area
Recreation in Chesterfield, NH USA

Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area spans 13 acres. It offers great opportunities for hiking as you explore the footpaths along the gorge and enjoy the scenic views. Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area has picnicking and hiking. Leashed pets are allowed.

Coombs Covered Bridge
Coombs Covered Bridge
Scenic in Winchester, NH USA

The bridge was named after its original builder and owner, Anthony Coombs. The Coombs Bridge once played an important role in both the social and commercial development of the area.

County Covered Bridge
County Covered Bridge
Scenic in Hancock, NH USA

In 1852, a Long truss covered bridge was built on this site by Charles Gray of Hancock. In March 1936, a disastrous flood damaged the bridge beyond repair.

Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site
Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site
Historic Site in Hillsborough, NH USA

Franklin Pierce Homestead is operated by the Hillsborough Historical Society, is the boyhood home of America's fourteenth president and is a spacious and beautiful, federal style country home.

Frye's Measure Mill
Frye's Measure Mill things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Tour in Wilton, NH USA

Welcome to Frye's Measure Mill. Now an historic landmark recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Frye's Measure Mill has been water powered since the 1850's.

Greenfield State Park
Greenfield State Park
Recreation in Greenfield, NH USA

Greenfield State Park has picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, a campground, showers, a trailer sanitary atation and parking.

Harris Center For Conservation Education
Harris Center For Conservation Education
Nature in Hancock, NH USA

Harris Center trails are free and open year-round to the public. A kiosk is located at the trailhead just outside our office, a good place to start exploring.

High Hopes Orchard, LLC
High Hopes Orchard, LLC things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Shopping in Westmoreland, NH USA

Apple Orchard, pyo berries, farm stand, amusement park Enjoy our farmstand from July through September. Pick your own raspberries in July, blueberries in August and September.

Hillsborough's Historic Stone Arch Bridges
Hillsborough's Historic Stone Arch Bridges
Historic Site in Hillsborough, NH USA

National Historic Structures & Civil Engineering Landmarks If you are interested in historic sites, engineering, or photography and you would like to spend time meandering down lesser traveled paths, set your GPS and take a tour of Hillsborough's scenic stone arch bridges.

Historical Society of Cheshire County
Historical Society of Cheshire County things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Museum in Keene, NH USA

Headquaters of the Historical Society of Cheshire County The Historical Society of Cheshire County is located in Ball Mansion, an 1870 Italiante structure on Main Street in Keene, NH. The Society houses an extensive archive of Cheshire County research materials and permanent exhibits of local history.

Horatio Colony Nature Preserve
Horatio Colony Nature Preserve
Nature in Keene, NH USA

615 acres of woodlands, streams, and upland swamps are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk for nature study and recreation. 3 1/2 miles of hiking trails. Trail guide available.

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Best Places to Stay in Monadnock


Benjamin Prescott Inn
Guest Score:
From $134 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Chesterfield Inn
Guest Score:
From $219 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Crotched Mountain Resort
Guest Score:
From $119 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Little River B&b
Guest Score:
From $145 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
The Bridges Inn At Whitcomb House B&b
Guest Score:
From $124 / night.


Free Internet.

Best Time to Visit Monadnock


The best time to visit Monadnock, NH is in the fall and summer. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Summer temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Summer nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

Spring Visit Monadnock in the summerSummer Visit Monadnock in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Monadnock


Month Low Avg High
January 9.3 19.6 29.9
February 10.4 21.5 32.5
March 20.6 31.4 42.1
April 31.5 42.7 53.9
May 42.5 54.6 66.7
June 51.2 62.6 73.9
July 56.4 67.6 78.7
August 54.4 65.3 76.1
September 46.6 57.5 68.3
October 35.1 46.4 57.7
November 26.7 36.2 45.7
December 15.9 25.3 34.7

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