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Monadnock Region

Your winter road trip itinerary for the Monadnock region.
Winter is a wonderful time to explore the quintessential charm of the Monadnock Region. Whether it’s outdoor adventure you seek, live theater, or an ice and snow festival! Make time to make memories here this winter. 

New Hampshire continues to closely monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. As a reminder, you are encouraged to contact any property prior to visiting to find out if there are any changes in hours or specific reservation requirements.
  1. Crotched Mountain (615 Francestown Road, Bennington) A winter adventure awaits at Crotched Mountain! Beginners or advanced riders will find terrain for all levels and abilities. And don’t pack up early because this mountain is home to Midnight Madness, so on certain nights that means skiing and riding until midnight.

  2. Harris Center for Conservation Education (83 Kings Highway, Hancock) Winter is a wonderful time to hit the trails at the Harris Center in Hancock. Explore the great outdoors on a gentle stroll or how about a hike that delivers amazing views? There’s a perfect trail just waiting for you to explore the great outdoors.

  3. Cheshire Children’s Museum (149 Emerald Street, Keene) Head inside the Cheshire Children’s Museum for some hands-on, interactive fun! Exhibits immerse visitors in lessons about the local community, the state and the world!

  4. The Colonial Performing Arts Center (95 Main Street, Keene) Save some time in your calendar to catch a show at The Colonial Theater. A historic theater in the heart of downtown Keene offering live performances, comedy, films and local theater too!

  5. Keene Ice and Snow Festival (Central Square, Keene) An annual event celebrating all things winter! The Ice and Snow festival brings artists from all over to downtown to create ice and snow sculptures. Bring the whole family to this fun event the first Saturday in February!

  6. Sawyer’s Crossing Covered Bridge Photo Opp (181 Sawyers Crossing Road, Swanzey) Enjoy a drive to Swanzey to capture this historic covered bridge wrapped in winter. A bright red bridge, surrounded by snow makes for a perfect winter scene.

Pit Stops:
Eat: Fiddleheads Café & Catering (28 Main Street, Hancock), Harrisville General Store (29 Church Street, Harrisville), Machina Kitchen & ArtBar (9 Court Street, Keene)

Shop: A must stop for all knitting enthusiasts: Harrisville Designs, a destination yarn shop located in one of the last woolen mills left in the US; a unique experience awaits you at Puggy’s in Keene, a multi-vendor shop with more than 30 vendors offering everything from antiques and gems, to jewelry and primitive collectibles.

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