Population: 729

Settled: 1767

Nelson, New Hampshire is a picturesque rural town with a rich history in industry. Visitors can explore the town's historic buildings, including an old grist mill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop. The town is also home to a thriving folk music and contradance community, with regular events and festivals throughout the year. The town is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, with opportunities for hiking and fishing at nearby lakes and mountains.

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fall foliage trees along a mountain road

FFAST over Columbus Day weekend showcases new artists

September 19, 2023

Bright and bold colors, dashing images, winding back roads…. these are some of the pleasures of the annual art tours over Columbus Day weekend.  Whether you’re on the road or in a new studio talking to artists, it’s an adventure!   Because the Monadnock area is so rich with creative talent – there are actually two

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Jacqueline Schwab and Emily O’Brien in Nelson

March 15, 2016

Renowned pianist Jacqueline Schwab and noted Boston-area recorder player Emily O’Brien will give a concert at the home of Hunt and Allison Smith in Nelson, NH. On Sunday, March 20 at 7:30 pm, the duo will perform this dance music-infused program, featuring classical and traditional music pieces drawing on “fin du siècle” (turn of the

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100 Views of Mount Monadnock

January 15, 2016

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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