Local & Regional Information
The Monadnock Area boasts many area attractions, based around
an Old New England setting, with many small villages, farms, county fairs,
and outdoor recreation for hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and more!

 

Local & Regional Shopping
You can't bring EVERYTHING with you on your camping trip (we know, we've tried) so here are a few places where you can "stock up". Don't forget those souvenirs and antiques to bring home when your trip is done.
  Seven Maples General Store. (At the camp)
  Hancock Cash Market, Hancock Center
  Hancock Farmers Market, The Carriage Shed, Hancock Center - Saturdays May through Oct 9am-2pm
  Peterborough Basket Company, 130 Grove Street in Peterborough
  Eastern Mountain Sports, 1 Vose Farm Road in Peterborough
  The Shops at Depot Square, in Peterborough
  Pickety Place, Nutting Hill Rd in Mason
  Court’s Cupboard Antiques, Rte 202 just South of Antrim
  Colony Mill Marketplace, West Street in Keene - Filled with locally-owned specialty shops and eateries
  Yankee Candles, Rte 5 South Deerfield, MA - A huge 90,000-square-foot shopping and entertainment complex with something for every member of the family. (note that this is 1.5 hrs to our south, but worth the trip!)
  Longview Forest Products 107 Longview Road, Hancock, NH 03449 (603) 525-3566
Maple Syrup available in our store.

   Local Points of Interest
 Whether you like boating, history, golf, nature, hiking or just sightseeing, the Monadnock region has something for everyone. Here is just a small sample of what you can see and do right nearby. You can also stop in at the camp office where we can help you find even more things to enjoy.
  New Hancock Sports Area, Rte 137 in Hancock - Just .4 miles from Camp, behind the Fire Station. Tennis, Softball, and other recreation activities
     The Peterborough Players, Peterborough - Founded in 1933, the Peterborough Players has offered high-quality theatre for the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire and beyond for over 70 years.
     Bowling Acres, Peterborough - Come join us for a day of family entertainment in one of the cleanest candlepin centers in New Hampshire. Located on Elm Street, minutes from downtown.
     Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge - Beautiful panoramic views of Mt Monadnock. An outdoor memorial to all whom have given their lives in service to this county. Open May thru Oct. Located on Cathedral Road, one mile East of Rte 119.
     MacDowell Artist's Colony, Peterborough - Founded in 1907, the Colony's mission is to provide an environment in which creative artists are free to pursue their work without interruption. Open year round for exhibits and performances. Located on High Street, near downtown Peterborough.
  Step into the past, present and future of agriculture and your environment with a visit to Stonewall Farm. We are a non-profit, member-supported educational facility and working dairy located in Keene, New Hampshire. A wide variety of programs, workshops and special events are made available to the public throughout the year.
  The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), is one of the world's premier research facilities for radio astronomy. NRAO operates powerful, advanced radio telescopes spanning the western hemisphere. Hancock, New Hampshire telescope (check out the real time page)
     Harris Center for Conservation Education, Rte 123 in Hancock - Conservation center with hiking trails, wildlife management worshops and family outings. Located on King’s Highway.
     Surry Mountain Lake, Surry - Recreation area surrounding the Surry Mountain Dam project of the US Army
Corps of Engineers. Rte 12A just west of Keene. Open mid-May through mid-September
     Otter Brook Lake, Keene - Recreation area surrounding the Otter Brook Dam project of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Rte 9 just north of Keene. Open mid-May through mid-September
     MacDowell Lake, Peterborough - Recreation area surrounding the Macdowell Lake Dam project of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Off Rte 101 just west of Peterborough Center. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
     Miller State Park, Peterborough - Hike or drive to the summit of Pack Monadnock Mountain (2,290’) Picnic area and fireplaces. Located on Rte 101, just west of Temple Mountain. April through Nov
     Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey - Mt Monadnock is known as the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world, the first is Mt Fujiyama in Japan. Boasting a summit of 3,165’ and 40 miles of hiking trails. Located off Dublin Road (off Rte 124) in Jaffrey Center
     Rhododendron State Park, Fitzwilliam - Walking paths, picnic grounds views of Mt Monadnock and the region.
     Davis Brook Farm, Hancock - Family owned daylily farm and flowering shrub nursery opening its garden gates to the public for the bloom season
     Historical Society Museums of Antiques, Main Street, Hancock - Open Saturdays end of May to October, 2-4 p.m.
     Amos Blake House, Fitzwilliam - Maintained by the Historical Society. Open Saturdays June through Oct, 2-4 p.m.
     Franklin Pierce Homestead, Rte 31 West of Hillsboro - Home of New Hampshire’s only President. Restored to reflect 1804-1839 period with period furnishings, utensils, and scenic wallpaper. Open late June-Labor Day, except Mondays
     Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Rte 123 in Hancock - Only a short way past the entrance to the Harris Center is one of NH's most pristine lakes. Walking trails and non-gasoline boats.
     Sheiling Forest, Old Street Road in Peterboro - Walking trails thru fields and forests, following stone walls built by farmers of long ago. Easy, level walks. Open daily dawn to dusk year-round
     The Friendly Farm, Rte 101 Dublin - Kids and adults can meet, pet and get to know farm animals. Open daily late April through Labor Day and weekends until mid-Oct 10-5
  Jolly Roger Moto-Sports Park - Track is located 20 Miles North of Keene in East
Lempster, NH
  Monadnock Speedway - celebrating 35 Years of Competitive Racing Action! The Track is a 1/4 mile high banked oval sanctioned by NASCAR in Winchester, NH

Regional Points of Interest
Willing to travel a little farther to find some fun things to do?
These attractions are between 30 minutes and 2 hours away.
Pack a picnic lunch and go for a day trip!
  Fort at No. 4, Charlestown, NH - A living history museum of New England's Colonial period.
  Weirs Beach - Weirs Beach lies on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, about 2 hours northeast of the campground. A
boardwalk, waterslide, amusements, fireworks displays, yachting, fishing and swimming are among the things to do at
"The Weirs". Cruise the lake on the "Mt Washington", the "Doris E." or the "Sophie C".
  Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA - Historic Deerfield is a museum of New England history and art within a carefully
preserved 330 year old western Massachusetts village.
  Budweiser Brewery Tour, Merrimack, NH - The Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery is nestled in the New England
countryside just about 60 minutes east of the campground.
  Ocean Beaches, Hampton or Rye, NH - Okay, we have a pool and of course Seven Maples Pond but if you like
swimming in BIG water, not much beats the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the region's best beaches are about a 2-hour drive
from the campground.
  Whale Watching, Portsmouth or Rye, NH - Oh, and if you've ever wanted to see a whale in the wild, few places
in the world offer a better opportunity than New England's shoreline.
  Minute Man Park, Lexington, Lincoln & Concord, MA - Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the
opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. Visit the places where our country began.
  Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA - The Naismith Memorial, all things Basketball right here in our backyard.
  Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH - Short-track auto racing fans can see antique racers, pro stocks, strictly
stocks, mini stocks & 4-cylinder enduros.
  NH International Speedway, Loudon, NH - Big-league auto racing about an hour away near Concord NH. SCCA,
Busch Series, Winston Cup, Karts, Bikes and more!
  Lake Sunapee - Great dining, events and attractions, spectacular scenery, abundant outdoor sports and activities,
crystal-clear lakes, pretty towns and villages, and friendly smiles. For more than a century, visiting families have had the
time of their lives here. Only 45-60 minutes away.

    For our Campers who Love to Drive (and Putt)
  Angus Lea Golf Course, West Main Street in Hillsborough - Nine hole par 33 course with a spacious club house, putting green and a pro shop.
     Monadnock Country Club, High Street in Peterborough - Nine hole par 29 course offering a limited Pro-shop, club and pull-cart rentals, youth golf instructions, adult lessons and tennis courts
     The Shattuck Golf Club, Dublin Road in Jaffery - Eighteen hole par 71 course offering a complete pro shop, resident golf pro, cart rentals, driving range and full lessons.
     Other New Hampshire Golfing areas

You can find even more activities in these closeby towns
  Town of Hancock, Town of Peterborough, Town of Hillsborough, Town of Jaffrey, City of Keene
Major cities
If you're visiting from outside of New England and want to see some of our better known urban areas
as well as our beautiful countryside, any of these cities are 2 hours or less driving time from the campground.
  Nashua, Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth New Hampshire
  Boston, Worcester, Springfield Massachusetts

Still can't find just the right place to visit?
  Contact our friends over at Yankee Magazine in Dublin have a whole website devoted to events, attractions and things to see and do here in New England. Check out some of their suggesions.