Mount Monadnock is one of the most climbed mountains in the United States. Pair this family day trip itinerary with a multi-day excursion and the various hiking, biking and boating activities in the region.
Summertime bugs and ticks are prevalent in New Hampshire, so bring bug spray!
The Friendly Farm is open late May through Labor Day, and then on weekends through mid-September. Edward MacDowell Lake and Rosaly's Garden are also recommended to visit from late spring to early fall.
Group rates of more than 15 people for Friendly Farm are $5.50 per person. Nature’s Green Grocer is quite expensive. Instead, you can get picnic supplies at the main grocery store, Shaws, on Route 101 in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
As the inspiration for Thorton Wilder’s play “Our Town,” Peterborough is an idyllic slice of New England within the abundant wilderness of New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock region, making it a perfect New England day trip for families. Kids will love the family-friendly farms and picking their own blueberries, while exploring the quaintness of a New England town. For literary buffs, Peterborough is home to the MacDowell Colony, this artist retreat brings Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, composers and artists from around the world, which gives the town an artistic sensibility.