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The Monadnock Region is full of things to do!

Looking for different ways to Discover Monadnock? Here you can read about things to do in the small towns and villages of the Monadnock Region, check out venues for art, annual festivals, best places for food or shopping or seeing live music. There are things to do here throughout the seasons! Take a look – we know you’ll find something you like.

For a quick look at what’s going on visit our calendar. And to make more than a day trip of it, check out our great campgroundsbed & breakfasts, and hotels!


public library

How a rural public library stays relevant with fun events and accessible hours

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May

I’ve always loved reading. Almost every day during summer vacation, I’d gaze longingly out the window as my mom drove the minivan past the local public library on our way to the beach. “You have books in your bag, just read those at the beach,” she’d say, ignoring my complaints about the wind flipping my …

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Shopping in the Monadnock Region

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May

Discover an amazing variety of shopping experiences, with the added satisfaction of paying no sales tax! For your shopping pleasure, the Monadnock region has a wonderful array of unique stores which are fun to explore.  You’ll often find things you won’t find anywhere else. A great place to start is the Hannah Grimes Marketplace in …

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Monadnock Art by Chris Sherwin

Monadnock Art Communities

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Apr

Some art forms give us an opportunity to connect with one another: film, dance, theater, etc.  However, studio art is a solitary business by nature.  Because of this, reaching out to collaborate or simply connect with other artists can be difficult, especially in a small town that lacks a creative space for artists to convene.  …

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Rustic Weddings Photo by Steve Holmes

Rustic Weddings in the Monadnock Region

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Apr

Here’s a quick rundown on Monadnock area Rustic Weddings! Your wedding should be a memorable event that tells a story. With spring in the air and summer fast approaching wedding planning is now in full swing. The pressure to keep up with trends is something couples have trouble with while still maintaining tradition. One current trend  is …

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Explore Hillsborough New Hampshire

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Apr

5 Things to Do in Hillsborough, NH Hillsborough is small town located in southern New Hampshire. The town of Hillsborough is most known for having such a rich history. Founded in 1736 by Colonel John Hill, the town was home to the fourteenth President of the United States Franklin Pierce. While history is an integral …

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Coffeehouses in the Monadnock Region

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Mar

Coffeehouses have been part of the American scene since the 1950’s, serving up music, beverages and light fare, conversation, and a welcoming place to meet up with friends and neighbors. Coffeehouses are part of the music scene in the Monadnock region as well – some with open mic format; others with scheduled acts. Here are …

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Harrisville’s Historic Village and more!

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Mar

Harrisville, New Hampshire. Roads that meander with the natural curve of rivers, ponds, and lakes. A profusion of trees backlit by sunlight that open to reveal expansive fields and resolute stonewalls. These are the picturesque images that will lead you – no matter which direction you’re coming from – toward the quaint brick village of …

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Keene Music Festival

9 Ways you know you went to college in the Monadnock region

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Mar

Colleges bring in a lot of new faces to the Monadnock region. Whether it’s Keene State, River Valley, Antioch, Franklin Pierce, New England College, or the New Hampshire Institute of Art, some Monadnock college experiences are universal.  Discover Monadnock has compiled this handy list for making the most of your time here now, or reminiscing …

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Hops for a craft brewery

Monadnock Brewery Tour

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Mar

The Monadnock Brewery Tour – A True Craft Beer Destination I enjoy craft beer, mainly due to the fact that I’ve dabbled in making it myself off and on over the last twelve years. My basic understanding of the process has given me an appreciation for this particular art form and a recognition for how difficult …

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Exploring the Artistry, History & Hiking Trails of Hinsdale, New Hampshire  

4

Mar

It’s a humble, unassuming community rich in nature and industry. Situated at the southwestern edge of the Monadnock region, Hinsdale is a town worth exploring no matter if you’re in the mood to meander around its quaint downtown, hike to scenic vistas, seek out historical markers, attend the summer farmer’s market, are considering relocating a …

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