Planning Your Summer in the Monadnock Region

Summer is right around the corner, and these past few days’ worth of warm weather has made sure to remind us of just how close we are! The warmth has gotten us all excited for the many events and activities that the summer promises here in the Monadnock region, so to help you plan your summer trip take a look below at the list of ideas we’ve curated for you!

A clearing of trees opens up the view to a blue pond with trees lining the far end

A beautiful sight at the end of our path at Cranberry Meadow Pond!

 

Hiking is of course one of the first things that comes to mind when the weather finally turns nice. Thankfully here in the Monadnock region we are surrounded by many places trails of all levels. Just in Peterborough alone there is a day’s worth of hiking to enjoy, such as Cranberry Meadow Pond, Miller State Park, Shieling Forest and more. For more low-impact, our list of Easy Walks in Peterborough has plenty of ideas. Bringing your loyal four-legged companion with you? Our blog post lists plenty of Pet-Friendly trails!

 

A covered bridge sits in the background while a kayaker paddles toward it to go underneath

Powdermill Pond is a picturesque New England spot that’s even more enjoyable on the water.

 

Plan a day out on the water with a kayak or canoe! Head over to places like Edward MacDowell Dam or Powdermill Pond to get out onto the water. Don’t have your own kayak? EMS does day rentals and even provides the gear to get it up onto your car, while Pelletier’s Sporting Goods can arrange a drop-off at a waterway that’s not too far. For more information and ideas, take a look at our blog post here!

 

domed entrance into a brick library with blue mural on the ceiling

This was a pleasant surprise to find at the entrance of the library.

 

Take a walk through history on the Peterborough Historic Walking Tour and learn about the town’s beginnings. This self-guided tour will take you through the rich history of Our Town’s growth throughout the many years to become the place we know and love today. This blog post will give you a sample of what to expect. For more chances to educate yourself, Monadnock Summer Lyceum’s guest speaker list is full and promising enriching experiences. To see more, head over to their site here.

 

Brick pathway leading up to the barn style playhouse. Adirondack chairs sit outside for guests to use

Entrance into the Playhouse!

 

Enjoy the return of concert series and shows all summer long throughout the region. Spend the weekend rocking out at the Northlands Music Festival in Swanzey with their huge lineup, or plan a night away to see Aztec Two-Step, The Steel Wheels, and more with Peterborough Folk Music Society. For theater fans, be sure to check out Peterborough Players’ summer season for a full lineup of shows. Make a night out of it and check out our Dinner and a Show Package to truly capture a perfect evening in town!

the Jack Daniels Inn's building surrounded by evergreen trees with the parking lot in front of the building

A relaxing stay awaits you!

With so many ideas in mind, it’s easy to fill a whole day or more with things to do. Elevate your visit to the region with a stay at the Jack Daniels Inn, enjoying our clean, comfortable, and spacious guest rooms. Add to your stay with a package, such as our Taste of Peterborough Package add-on and more to turn your trip to the region into a memorable experience this summer.

 

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