Planning your April Get-Away

April is the beginning of Spring which is like a second foliage season…instead of oranges and reds you get greens and many other colors as the flowers start to bloom. Looking for a get-away in April?  In addition to the Arts on Screen series continuing at Peterborough Players and the live music events at Harlow’s Pub, there is the Monadnock International Film Festival (MonIFF) …

Apple Pie for Pi Day

Today, 3/14, is Pi Day!  It is the day when geeks around the world (myself included), and those who like a good pun, celebrate the mathematical constant Pi (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter = 3.14159…) with actual pie.  Apple, blueberry, banana cream, pizza… the choice is yours! So while we here in the Northeast …

When life gives you limes…

A guest from the West Coast recently stayed with us and brought us some lovely limes from her very own lime tree.  I know, I know… many of you are thinking… margaritas! But I have never made margaritas at home, and frankly, I like mine served with fresh chips and salsa on the side! So instead, I decided I’d try …

Planning Your February 2017 Get-Away

Looking for a get-away in February? As we mentioned in the January Get-Away blog posting…its still winter so you can still get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  Check out the free guided hikes and x-country skiing the awesome Harris Center leads on the events list below). A special for the winter…stay with us, bring your skis (downhill or x-country) and …

Monadnock… A Literary Inspiration

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting some of the faculty for the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s MFA Writing for Stage andScreen program.  In this two-year, low residency graduate studies program, students, faculty and mentors come together twice a year for 10-day residencies that feature a collaborative approach.  One of the really interesting aspects of the program (especially from …

Mooselick Brewery and the NH Beer Trail

Back in December Paula and I made the short trip to Troy to visit Mooselick Brewery.  It’s one of four breweries…and the latest addition… in the Monadnock Region brewery scene.  We were not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised by the warm charm of this nano brewery tap room and the quality and selection of their quaffs! We arrived …

Nelson’s Candies: Handmade Christmas Canes

Since its the holidays, we decided to take a short twenty minute trip down the road to Nelson’s Candies in Wilton. Nelson’s is a family owned third generation candy shop dating back to the early 1910s.  Don Nelson still makes his treats the old fashioned way including his signature hand made and hand twisted Christmas (Candy) Canes.  No two Christmas Canes are …

Planning Your January 2017 Get-Away – Things To Do in Monadnock

Looking for a get-away in January? Whether you prefer to get outside and enjoy some peaceful winter hiking/trail walking, snowshoeing or x-country skiing or the rush of a day on the downhill trails, the Monadnock Region has you covered. Many of the hiking trails around our region are ideal for winter walks and we love to get outside and explore. …

Cookie Tour 2016 – Inside-Out Eggnog Snickerdoodles

I am very excited to be getting this blog posting up BEFORE the Cookie Tour this year! (Granted, it is only a day or two before, but it is still before.) The 12th Annual Currier and Ives Cookie Tour is taking place this Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in southwest New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region.  This year’s tour includes 19 …