For the New England you recall from picture books, you need go no further than the Monadnock Region. Here you'll find small villages where white clapboard churches and town halls edge manicured town greens.
Rolling fields with neatly planted rows quilt the hillsides, and country roads lined by rock walls invite exploration at a leisurely pace.
For more information about visiting the Monadnock region, check out these great resources compiled by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce!
Forests of the Monadnock Region
Outdoor Recreation in the Monadnock Region
Peterborough Hiking Trails