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Enjoying Summer Around Peterborough

It’s safe to say our lives have taken on a new normal over these past few months. We’ve all had to adjust accordingly, and Peterborough is no different. As  New Hampshire continues to open back up gradually, the Monadnock Region offers many activities  to make your visit a perfect get-away!. We’ve put together a list of a few things happening in and around Peterborough – remember your face masks and enjoy!

A brook's embankment full of ferns as the forest stretches further,
Shieling Forest has several beautiful spots to enjoy while you walk the trails.

Let’s Get Outside! These sunny days provide ample chances to go out and enjoy the weather, and thankfully Peterborough offers plenty of ways to do that.  For low-impact and casual walks, Shieling State Forest, Edward MacDowell Dam and the Common Pathway are great choices. Remember to be mindful of social distancing even while out on the trails.

If you’re looking for something a little more rigorous, or want to go swimming, Greenfield State Park, Miller State Park and Mount Monadnock are open through a reservation system on the NH State Parks website! Reserve a spot before you visit these locations, and check out their new guidelines.

a light and dark green kayak it on the shore of a small lake
Rent some kayaks at EMS and hit the water for some fun!

For those of you looking for some water fun, Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) offers kayak and paddleboard rental. This is a great way to try out some equipment while exploring our beautiful lakes and ponds.  Give them a call to make your reservations and enjoy some fun out on the water.

Blueberry bushes in the foreground, Mount Monadnock in the background
Blueberry picking under the mountain!

Explore the Monadnock Region! The vibrancy of summer has settled in, so consider taking a drive through the area to enjoy the sights. Stop by the front desk of the inn for a charted route. If you’re interested in covered bridges, we can show you how to get to them, too! For more ideas, check out this video!

Grey and red signage for a restaurant set up like a theater
Cooper’s Hill is one of the great places you can stop by and enjoy!

Restaurants are Open! Harlow’s Pub, Waterhouse, Cooper’s Hill and many restaurants in town are able to seat diners inside at 50% occupancy, and still offer outdoor seating. Be sure to check your favorite places out to see what they’re offering and enjoy a meal in town.

Wooden sign between two stone pillars atop a hill for the brewery
Check out Post & Beam’s available brews on their site!

Post & Beam Brewery in Peterborough has started allowing folks to come by (with a mask, of course!) and purchase beer on Fridays and Saturdays. Check their Facebook page and website for their current offerings and hours!

Grey building with a lettered sign for currently playing at the movies.
July 1st’s mystery movie week is sure to be a blast!

Theaters Open by July 1! Peterborough Community Theater is reopening on July 1st with Mystery Week: each day during normal showtimes is a surprise movie free of charge! Their website has the theme for each day, so you can decide what you’re in the mood for and be thrilled by what choice they make.

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