Incorporating Mount Monadnock, America’s friendly ‘most climbed mountain,’ this region is NH’s picture postcard brought to life. The southwest corner of the state incorporates the white-steepled villages of Dublin — home to Yankee magazine and the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and Peterborough — inspiration for Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” and to other members of the MacDowell Colony, also the site of the first free library in the world. Keene is a classic New England college town, named one of the National Trust’s Distinctive Destinations.
Highlights: Hillsborough, Franklin Pierce birthplace (he was the 14th President of the US). Note that Jeb Bartlett, the fictional occupant of the “West Wing” is also “from New Hampshire.” Burial site of Josiah Bartlett an actual signer of the Declaration of independence is in Kingston in the Seacoast Region.
Below are some links to helpful web sites in this region.
Regional Web Sites
- The Monadnock Travel Council
- Southwest NH – “New Hampshire’s Quiet Corner”
- Keene Sentinel – one of the region’s daily newspapers
- Colony House, Keene
- E.F. Lane Hotel, Keene
- The Grand View Inn & Resort, Jaffrey
- Hancock Inn, Hancock
State Wide Web Sites