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WITHIN THRIVING DISTANCE
Just a day trip from major metropolitan areas, New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region offers you arts, culture, main street sophistication, and a spectacular outdoor playground—for an unforgettable getaway, or a lifetime. Here, you can be your best self and live your best life.

Come explore…and thrive.

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Whether you want to visit, work, or make it home, the Monadnock Region offers endless opportunities for you to thrive – and you can easily connect to them all. Here, we’ve gathered resources and suggestions to help you pick your own path.

Monadnock (noun; muhnad-nok)

  1. free-standing mountain rising above surrounding area;
  2. a 3,165 foot peak in SW NH that’s one of the world’s most climbed mountains;
  3. a region filled with opportunities to visit, live, work, learn—and grow.
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MONADNOCK IN MOTION

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OPPORTUNITIES ALL OVER THE MAP

Explore every corner of the Monadnock Region to find what matters most to you.

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Our Beautiful Corner of NH

Just two hours northwest of Boston, the Monadnock Region is within thriving distance from major cities and airports, including Hartford, Albany, and New York City.

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Mt Monadnock

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Winter Sports

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Hikes/Parks

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Mountain Bike

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Rail Trails

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Golf

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Rivers/Lakes

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Arts/Culture

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Colleges

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Family Fun

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Plan your perfect visit. Whether you’re here for an event, an outdoor adventure, a romantic getaway, or to explore a themed trail—breweries, local art, sugar shacks, etc.—we have suggestions just for you.
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events

In every corner of the Monadnock Region, there’s something to see, and there are experiences to enjoy. These are just a few examples—click to see more events.

MacDowell Downtown: Allison Akootchook Warden

March

1

2023

Peterborough

An Inuit tribal member of the Native Village of Kaktovik, Allison shares images and music

Wildflower/Mike Gangloff & Liam Grant

March

1

2024

Keene

Live music in Downtown Keene

Paula Poundstone

March

2

2024

Keene

Iconic comedian Paula Poundstone Performs

Maple Madness at The Inn at East Hill Farm

March

3

2024

Troy

March Maple Madness dinner with live fiddle music!

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