Peterborough is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
. Little compares to the beauty of New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region
; from Peterborough’s lush forests, vibrant wild flowers, and picturesque brooks to the quaint, lively town that offers many things to do.
Accommodations and lodging range from quint vacation rentals to stylish condo rentals.
Located on the 2,290-foot summit and flank of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough, Miller is the oldest state park
in New Hampshire. A winding 1.3-mile paved road leading to the scenic summit is open for visitors to drive in summer and on spring and fall weekends. Accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental choices are plentiful. Picnicking and hiking are popular activities at the scenic mountain park. Three main hiking trails ascend Pack Monadnock to the summit. The best known is the Wapack Trail, which is a 21-mile footpath that extends from Mt. Watatic in Ashburnham, Massachusetts
to North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield.
A fire tower, no longer used for detecting fires, affords a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Peterborough is a quintessential New England town
with all the charm of Currier & Ives. It boasts a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, shopping and dining, as well as access to outdoor recreation in all four seasons. Not to mention beautiful accommodations and vacation rentals.
The town is home to many historic sites
including the MacDowell Art Colony, the town is a popular tourist destination.
The Mariposa Museum is a 'hands-on'
museum of artifacts from around the world, located in the center of Peterborough in the historic Baptist Church building.
Founded in 1933, the Peterborough Players offers professional theatre of the highest quality and has established a reputation for itself as a prime destination in the region. The Peterborough Players presents its work in an intimate theatre located in a converted 18th-century barn at historic Stearns Farm, three miles from downtown Peterborough.
In May of every year, Peterborough holds its annual "Children and the Arts Day" festival.
The festival is a chance for local students, ranging in age from preschool to high school and beyond, to exhibit their artistic and creative talents. The celebration lasts all day and consists of a Giant Puppet Parade, as well as a rubber duck race for the benefit of local charities.
This is a wonderful historic town offering its visitors a wide range of activities and sights including many great vacation rental and accommodation choices.