Top things to do in Monadnock Region

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…
Top Choice Cafe in Monadnock Region

Burdick Chocolates

Locals descend from surrounding villages to dine at this fabulous eatery. Originally a New York City chocolatier, Burdick relocated to this tiny gem of a New Hampshire village and opened a sophisticated cafe to show…
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…
Ice Cream in Jaffrey Center

Kimball Farm

This dairy has achieved more than local fame for its sinfully creamy ice cream, which comes in 40 flavors and unbelievable portion sizes; it's the perfect reward after a hike up nearby Mt Monadnock. It also serves e…
Diner in Keene

Lindy's Diner

During presidential primary season, Lindy's is the place to see and be seen by the leading candidates. Past presidential guests include Bill Clinton, George Bush, George W Bush and Barack Obama. The rest of the time…
Bistro in Monadnock Region

Restaurant at Burdick's

This spectacular restaurant in tiny Walpole serves French-themed dishes, such as onion soup, steak frites and mussels mariniere, plus a few regional dishes like New England oysters, accompanied by artisanal cheeses …
American in Keene

Stage

Locals bump elbows at the bar and across the dining rooms at this lively spot on Central Sq, where you can tuck into hearty helpings of American fare. The Hell on Trottole, a spicy pasta dish with chicken, kielbasa …
Pub in Peterborough

Harlow's Pub

This local pub has a good selection of draft beers, including New England brews. It also serves pub fare until 9pm, but the real reason to come here is for the convivial wooden bar and to catch live music Thursday a…
Theater in Keene

Colonial Theater

After 90 years, this classic Main St theater is still going strong. A diverse lineup of off-Broadway musicals, African and Eastern dance troupes, jazz ensembles, rock bands and stand-up comics graces its stage. Also…