Monadnock Region attractions

Top Choice State Park in Monadnock Region

Mt Monadnock State Park

Visible from 50 miles in any direction, the commanding 3165ft peak of Mt Monadnock is southwestern New Hampshire’s spiritual vortex. The surrounding state park is an outdoor wonderland, complete with a visitor cente…
State Park in Monadnock Region

Rhododendron State Park

The 16-acre rhododendron grove in this serene park is the largest in New England. It makes for a nice stroll in mid-July, when thick stands of the giant plant (Rhododendron maximum) bloom white and pink along the 0.…
State Park in Peterborough

Miller State Park

New Hampshire's oldest state park, Miller revolves around Pack Monadnock, a 2290ft peak not to be confused with its better-known neighbor, Mt Monadnock. The park has three easy-to-moderate paths to the summit; you c…
Gallery in Keene

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

Housed at Keene State College, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery plays a crucial role in supporting the arts in this rural region. Its spacious sky-lit halls showcase rotating exhibits of regional and national artis…
Notable Building in Jaffrey Center

Jaffrey Meetinghouse

Built in 1775, this striking white building doubled as a church and a community meeting hall until the mid-1800s. It was later used for town business, until 1914. Although it's not open to the public during the day,…
Cemetery in Jaffrey Center

Old Burying Ground

For a deeper look at Jaffrey history, wander the cemetery behind the meetinghouse. Willa Cather, a frequent area visitor who wrote portions of her novels in Jaffrey (including My Ántonia and One of Ours), is buried …
Museum in Jaffrey Center

Melville Academy Museum

Housed in Jaffrey's first high school, which opened in 1833, this museum spotlights local luminaries like novelist Willa Cather. You'll also find a mishmash of rural artifacts, including clothing from the 1880s, log…
Gallery in Peterborough

Sharon Arts Center

This arts center consists of two parts: a fine-art exhibition space with a rotating array of paintings and crafts by some of the region's many artists, and a gallery-shop selling art, jewelry and pottery made by loc…
Farm in Monadnock Region

Monadnock Berries

Pick-your-own places are one of the great joys of any summer visit to New Hampshire, and this pretty farm has everything you could wish for: sun-warmed raspberries, plump blueberries, gooseberries and currants ripe …
Museum in Peterborough

Mariposa Museum

This museum, which exhibits folk art and folklore from around the world, implores visitors to 'please touch.' It's a wonderful place for kids, who are invited to dive into the collections to try on costumes, experim…