Orienteering – A Reason to Wander in the Woods

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien As hikers, kayakers, and general outdoor enthusiasts, Rob and I are always interested in adding to our repertoire of activities that give us the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. We’ve talked about geocaching in this blog before. It is an activity where participants use a GPS device to navigate …

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries!

Blueberry season is my favorite time of year… and it’s here!  Don’t get me wrong, I love strawberry season too, but it seems so short.  In New Hampshire, we are lucky to have a long blueberry season.  Between the low bush, high bush, and numerous cultivated varieties, we can pick from mid-July all the way into September.  In our adventures …

Fishing the Nubanusit River

Having the river just steps off the back of the B&B, we often get the question “Are there fish in there”?  The answer has always been “yes”. We know because we see them when we go in the water. We also know that the state Fish & Game Department stocks MacDowell Lake upstream from us.  But the few guests who …

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) …

The Nubanusit River and its Mill History

The Historical Society in Peterborough, known as the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, hosts some great programs and events.  Last night, we went to an informal, but highly informative talk titled “The Nubanusit: Spoonwood to Peterborough” given by John “Chick” Colony.  The Nubanusit behind the B&B  From our perspective, the Nubanusit is an integral part of our lives, running …

The Hiroshi Trail: The New Trail in Town

Located on the West side of Peterborough nestled between McDowell Lake and and the Boston University Sargent Camp sits a 109 acre parcel of land that used to belong to Hiroshi Hayashi, a former successful restauranteur and chef in town. Now under the management of The Harris Center conservation super sanctuary, Peterborough has yet another great new trail to enjoy. …

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 …