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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!


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  

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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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Food and Live Music: A Match Made in Heaven, Part 1

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Feb

By Sarah Lennon No matter where you are in the world, every community has one thing in common: live music. Arguably the most universally appreciated art form, music isn’t just for professionals. Local musicians are everywhere, including our very own Monadnock region! For anyone with a few bucks to spare, the best places to start …

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5 Great Ways to Discover Marlow

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Feb

With its white church, clapboard buildings and lily pond in the center of town, Marlow, New Hampshire is the epitome of the quintessential rural Yankee village. Cited in the 15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England by Yankee Magazine, this quiet hamlet at the northern border of the Monadnock region is teeming with idyllic farms, a vibrant …

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Keene Ice & Snow Festival

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Feb

By Sarah Lennon Even those of us who shy away from winter sports can enjoy all the chilly weather has to offer at the annual Ice & Snow Festival in downtown Keene, New Hampshire! It can be difficult to get people out and walking around in the harsh weather typical of New England winters, but …

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7 Reasons to Spend Time in Winchester

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Jan

The Monadnock region is full of scenic attractions, both natural and man made. The historic town of Winchester, New Hampshire, located in the very southwest corner of the state, is no exception. With its rugged, down-to-earth hipster feel, authentic and still un-gentrified downtown and affordable real estate, it will definitely appeal to those who embrace …

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100 Views of Mount Monadnock

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Jan

From Abbot Thayer to Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, the dramatic views of Mount Monadnock in southwest New Hampshire have captivated people for centuries. The “Mountain That Stands Alone” continues to hold rank as the second most climbed mountain in the world behind Mt. Fuji, drawing an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 …

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New Year’s Resolution: 10 Fire Tower Sites in the Monadnock Region

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Jan

At the beginning of the each year many of us like to make resolutions for all the things we want to accomplish. Most of them have to do with practicing healthier habits, losing weight, getting in shape. All worthy, but we leave those for our friends at Healthy Monadnock to write about. At Discover Monadnock, …

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Spreading Peace & Joy: 7 Art Exhibits For Hectic Holiday Schedules

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Dec

Throughout December community centers, libraries, stores, civic centers, and galleries around the Monadnock region exhibit the work of talented local and nationally renowned artists. It doesn’t take but a moment to stop, and become immersed in peaceful contemplation at the many artistic interpretations of beauty, detail and color. Plus, who knows, you might just find …

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Monadnock Region Snow Forecast: Yes it’s coming! 7 Fun Winter Destinations

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Dec

Waiting for snow? You’re not alone. Mild late autumn temperatures mean outdoor, cold-weather enthusiasts of all ages are chomping at the bit to suit up – and participate in their favorite winter sports. Skating. Skiing. Snowboarding. Sledding. Snowshoeing. Winter Hiking. Sleighrides. Ice Racing. The list of winter activities is endless as long as you’re bundled …

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