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A Spring Guide to the Monadnock Region

The sign to the in sits left of a blooming azalea bush. The inn can be seen further away, behind the bush.
We hope to see you soon!

The Monadnock Region provides plenty of opportunities to take advantage of each season. In winter there is skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, holiday shopping and more. Fall offers harvest festivals, apple picking, and local in-season produce for every dinner table. Summer of course creates the perfect backdrop for weddings and events, as well as berry picking, hiking and activities out on the water. Many may think of spring to be a much quieter time, and that’s not incorrect. But it is also the perfect time to enjoy taking advantage of that quiet. Below are a few ideas for your springtime visit to the area to make the most of the season!

A wooden sign for Casalis State Forest noting Public Access Facility that reads 'A joint project of the department of resources and economic development, and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department'
For some low-impact hiking with a view of a lovely brook through much of the trail, head over to Casalis State Forest.

Plan your first hike of the season – Despite the still chilly weather, spring is a great time to hit the trails. Peterborough itself has several hiking spots all close to the inn, such as Miller State Park, Edward MacDowell Dam, Casalis State Forest, and more. Travel just a little further out and hike picturesque Mount Monadnock! Take your hiking trip on Grand Monadnock to the next level in May with our Hike the Mountain Package.

Various types of maple products are displayed on a marble countertop, including syrup, samplers, and maple candy.
We stock Ben’s Maple Products at the hotel for sweet treats!

Enjoy a taste of the area – check out one of the many sugar shacks in the region for a sweet addition to your visit. Maple sugaring is in high gear during March and April as the sap begins to flow, and sugar shacks are bottling up pancake’s best friend nonstop. After you satisfy your sweet tooth, the plethora of dining the area has to offer is bound to have exactly what you’re craving. For a list of restaurants and some suggestions, check out our page here.

The front of a recently built movie theatre with a white marquee and name of Park Theatre in retro lettering
Park Theatre’s new building looks absolutely beautiful!

Enjoy a movie or a show – The Peterborough Community Theatre and Park Theatre bring movies, both new releases and award-winning movies, regularly to their weekly lineup. The Park Theatre also puts on live shows, which can be checked in their calendar. Head over to Keene to visit the Colonial Theatre as well for even more live shows all year long!

Two posters next to each other. The one on the left has a listing of several folk music concert listings, and the one on the right highlights the most recent one for Tom Rush on April 29th 2022
The folks at the Folk Music Society have an incredible lineup for this season!

Take in a concert – The Peterborough Concert Series and Peterborough Folk Music Society have both put together a great lineup for this spring, bringing musicians both new and old (and well-loved) to Peterborough. Add to your Peterborough Folk Music experience with our Folk Fun Package for April’s concerts.

Two beer glasses with stems sit on a wire table. One beer is a reddish hue while the one behind it is more golden.
Delicious brews at Post & Beam await on their patio!

Visit the many breweries – If you are a craft beer fan, then you’ve come to the right place. Several breweries call the Monadnock Region their home, and we are happy to report that they are sure to please with their rotating brews. Here in Peterborough you’ll find Post & Beam Brewery, where you can enjoy your pint inside or at their small patio overlooking downtown. Elevate your visit to Peterborough with our Taste of Peterborough package add-on to get two pint tokens to Post & Beam and a dining dollar voucher to a participating restaurant. Learn more here.

Two white adirondack chairs face the fence separating the river from the grassy area the chairs sit on
Our seating by the river will be out soon to relax at!

Spend the night – Add to your visit to the area this spring by staying at the Jack Daniels Inn. Enjoy the comfort of our spacious guest rooms while you enjoy all that the season has to offer. You’ll be glad to have the inn as your place to rest between all of your activities! Take advantage of one of the packages mentioned above during your visit to make your spring trip even more memorable. You can book a stay online or give us a call. We’d be happy to help plan your trip to the region with you!

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