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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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Mariposa Museum
Mariposa Museum things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Museum in Peterborough, NH USA

Located in the old historic Baptist Church building in downtown Peterborough, we are a hands-on museum of folk culture: folk art, textiles, costumes, art, puppets, toys and instruments from around the world.

Miller State Park
Miller State Park
Recreation in Peterborough, NH USA

Miller State Park is located on the 2,290-foot summit and flank of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough and is the oldest state park in New Hampshire. A winding 1.


Pisgah State Park
Pisgah State Park
Recreation in Winchester, NH USA

Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River.

Rabbit Ridge Artisans at The Summit Winery
Rabbit Ridge Artisans at The Summit Winery things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Shopping in Westmoreland, NH USA

artisans marketplace Rabbit Ridge Artisans at The Summit Winery Hop on over to Sip & Shop ~ Enjoy Wine Tastings & Handmade Gifts by Local Artisans Show Runs: Nov. 7th - Nov. 24 Marketplace hours: Thurs. 4:30-7pm, Sat. & Sun.

Rabbit Ridge Artisans at the Summit Winery
Rabbit Ridge Artisans at the Summit Winery things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Shopping in Westmoreland, NH USA

Enjoy Wine Tastings & Handmade Gifts by Local Artisans Rabbit Ridge Artisans will be at the Summit Winery exhibiting local crafts. We invite you to hop o over to Sip & Shop. Enjoy Wine Tasting, Handmade Gifts, and Do-It-Yourself classes. We are offering a gift registry and thank you gift to patrons.

Rhododendron State Park
Rhododendron State Park
Recreation in Fitzwilliam, NH USA

Rhododendron State Park is named after the 16-acre grove of Rhododendron Maximum, which is the focal point of the park. A 0.

Shasows Fall North film and discussion
Shasows Fall North film and discussion things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Theatre in Keene, NH USA

Film and discussion. Friday, February 28, 2020.

13th Annual River Valley Artisans Art Tour 2024
13th Annual River Valley Artisans Art Tour 2024 things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Sep 07, 2024 (Saturday) to Sep 08, 2024 (Sunday) Art event in Westmoreland, NH USA

Fine arts and crafts from more than 20 Monadnock artists The 13th Annual River Valley Artisans Art Tour 2024 will be held rain or shine. Over 20 juried artisans will gather at Summit Winery in Westmoreland, NH and Branch & Blade Brewing in Keene, NH.

Annual Walpole Artisan Tou
Annual Walpole Artisan Tou things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Shopping in Walpole, NH USA

17th annual tour includes over 20 artisans Welcome to the 17th Annual Walpole Artisans Tour! This special event is a great way to find locally handmade gifts for that special someone, or even yourself. Held Thanksgiving weekend and housed at three locations.

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.

Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates
Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates things to do on a rainy day in Monadnock, NH
Shopping in Peterborough, NH USA

Handmade chocolates,gift baskets,custom corporate chocolates Voted Best of New Hampshire 2007. We are a New England based company creating handcrafted gourmet gift baskets, holiday towers, custom corporate chocolates, candy assortments, hot chocolate, hand-dipped apples, and our fantastic chocolate moose.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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