The Harris Center…no hibernating allowed!

There is no doubt that the majority of our outdoor enthusiasts visit us in the Summer and Fall as the Monadnock region is a great place to hike, kayak and bicycle.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors here in the Winter time. One of the treasures of our region is the Harris Center, a non-profit organization …

The word of the day: “Kettling”

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit the Monadnock Region to see the fall foliage and other sights.  One of those wondrous sights is the annual migration of the raptors (hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, etc) from New England and Canada heading South. Pack Monadnock, also known as Miller State Park, just four miles East of downtown Peterborough is …

Hiking Boston University Sargent Camp

OK, it is hard to admit: the wonderful BU Sargent Camp (BUSC) hiking trails (managed by Nature’s Classroom) are just three mile from Little River Bed & Breakfast but it took me more than ten years to explore them.  I remedied that situation last month with a solid three hour easy – moderate hike exploring many of their scenic trails …

Hiking Mt Monadnock – The Marlboro Trail

This past month we invited our friend Andrew on our annual hike up Mt Monadnock and we decided to tackle yet another new trailhead (well…new for us).  After having peaked many times starting at White Dot, Old Toll Road, Dublin Trail and Birchtoft, we knew we needed to check either the Pumpelly or Marlboro trailhead off our list. We were …

A sweet day trip to Norwich. Vermont

Along the Appalachian Trail in Norwich, Vermont With all the unusually warm weather we’ve been having lately, we decided to make a quick day trip up to one of our favorite food/baking-related destinations… The King Arthur Flour Company Store in Norwich, Vermont.  We typically head up to King Arthur a few times a year.  Sometimes for their baking classes, but …

Summer Programs at Edward MacDowell Lake

One of our favorite ways to take a quick break is to pack up sandwiches and drinks and bring them up to Edward MacDowell Lake for a picnic.  Even if the weather is not great, we can usually find some space in one of the picnic shelters or even just park our car with a pretty view of the lake. …

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail

It seems there are always new ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the Monadnock Region.  Last year the state designated Temple Mountain (formerly Temple Ski Area) as the newest state preserve.  Ironically it is right across the road from Miller State Park, the New Hampshire’s oldest state park. This year brings us the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail. …