Monadnock

If you’re looking for a quieter vacation set upon a rustic backdrop, the Monadnock Region, is a place where you can breathe deeply again. Home to the nation’s most popular uphill hike, Mount Monadnock, experts and beginners alike will be able to enjoy this gentle yet dramatic peak.
 
Once you’ve taken in the scenic, mountaintop views, take some time to explore the 40 picturesque towns that make up the Monadnock Region. Steaming with an artist’s vibe, Peterborough’s Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center offers a diverse cultural experience for the entire family. In the spring, visit Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason for pancakes and witness maple syrup being made right in their wood-fired sugar house.
 
There are other unique events and sites in the Monadnock Region you won’t want to miss. At the Hillsborough Balloon Festival, you can witness hundreds of enormous hot air balloons color the skies. In July, gaze upon a sea of pink blooms at Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam. In February, marvel at ice sculptures at the Keene Ice and Snow Festival.
 
Whenever you’re ready for a breather, climb out of your routine and pay a visit to the Monadnock Region.