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Monadnock Region Local Information

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Town of Rindge New Hampshire
Rindge is a small town on the southern boundary of Cheshire County, immediately north of the Massachusetts border about halfway across the State of New Hampshire. Throughout the town you will find farm stands, antique shops & B&Bs. With 18 great ponds throughout the town ("great ponds" are bodies of water over 10 acres in size) there are naturally opportunities for boating, both power and sail, as well as swimming and fishing. Winter offers skating, skiing, ice fishing and even ice boating.
The center of the town is identified by the Town Meeting house pictured above. Built in 1796, it remains one of the few remaining structures used by both the town government and a church group. Opposite the Meeting House is a green park with a wonderful new addition of The Smith Pavillion for band concerts, weddings, and other community affairs. Holiday lighting has become a welcome addition to the park.
One of the better known attractions of the town is the "Cathedral of the Pines" with its "Altar of the Nations" and the Memorial Bell Tower. The Cathedral is truly a cathedral in the pines, shielded only by the towering pines, the background is a magnificent view of Mount Monadnock and the rock altar is built of stones from all of the United States.
Educational facilities are varied for a small New Hampshire town. Located here are: Franklin Pierce University, a four year liberal arts college; Heritage Christian School, a private Christian school; The Meeting School, a private school of the Society of Friends; Hampshire Country School, a private boarding school; and the Rindge Memorial School, the public school for Grades K-5. The middle and high schools are located as part of the cooperative school district in Jaffrey.


Fitzwilliam Town SealThe Town of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire


Town of Fitzwilliam New Hampshire
Fitzwilliam is the “quintessential New England village” with the town common and surrounding 12 homes on the National Register for Historic Places.  The 200 year-old Fitzwilliam Inn is a town landmark.


Fitzwilliam is a country community located in the southwest part of the State, within an easy 20 minute driving distance to Keene.



While having some mid sized manufacturing, most businesses are small and Fitzwilliam is well known for its large number of antique shops.  Outdoor opportunities abound including mountain climbing, blueberry picking both tame and wild, cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter and always the country roads and trails for a short walk in the quiet countryside or an all day trek through the woods. Some spacial events are held at the Fitzwilliam Town Hall.  



Town of New Ipswich NH


Town of New Ipswich New Hampshire


 New Ipswich has a geniune small town New England feel. Driving through parts of town you will come across many beautiful historical and natural points of interest. So much of the scenery and architecture looks as if it has been untouched by time. With a population of approximately 5,000 it  shares its school system with bordering towns Greenville and Mason. New Ipswich's affluence would be expressed in fine architecture, an example of which is the Barrett House. New ipswich lying on the Souhegan River offers many opportunities for the outdoor enthusiest. New Ipswich Mountain,  Wapack Trail and Windblown Cross Country Ski to just name a few.





Town of Peterborough NH




Town of Peterborough New Hampshire
In the heart of the Monadnock Region, Peterborough, New Hampshire is a quintessential New England town with all the charm of Currier & Ives. Peterborough boasts a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, shopping and dining, as well as access to outdoor recreation in all four seasons.
City of Keene NH
City of Keene New Hampshire
Town of Sharon NH
Town of Sharon New Hampshire

SHARON, NEW HAMPSHIRE is situated in the south central part of the state in an area known as the Monadnock Region. With a mean elevation of about 1,100 feet, Sharon is in the heavily forested highlands on the western slope of the Wapack Ridge comprised of Burton, Holt and Temple mountains. To the west lies Mount Monadnock, elevation 3165 feet, the landmark which gives the region its name.Today, the town has approximately 340 residents living in more than 110 dwellings. The town encompasses a total of 9956 acres.The town forest and various conservation holdings account for 4991 acres, or approximately 50% of the town’s land area


Town of Winchendon NH
Town of Winchendon Massachusetts
Just South of Rindge, New Hampshire is the town of Winchendon, Massachusetts,
or as it has been known of for over 100 years, "Toytown USA".
Famed for having been the home of the world's largest toy manufacturer,
Winchendon has evolved into a wonderful suburban community that provides an exceptional quality of life for its residents.





Town of Jaffrey NH





Town of Jaffrey New Hampshire
Nestled at the base of famous Grand Monadnock Mountain is Jaffrey, New Hampshire.  With its three sparkling lakes, rolling countryside, and magic beauty of village greens, Jaffrey is well known as being an outstanding vacation destination.  This is a town of spectacular natural beauty and outstanding opportunities for recreation, education, commerce and a safe, healthy life. 
Jaffrey is a town of about 5,500 people in Cheshire County in southwest New Hampshire.  With a trained labor force and modern municipal infrastructure, Jaffrey offers the opportunity for an outstanding business location.  The Jaffrey Industrial Development Authority, Selectmen, Town Manager and Economic Development Director pride themselves on being responsive to business needs and concerns, delivering straight answers with a quick turnaround.   This straightforward approach to business relations helps to ensure that state and local governments and business owners are all working together in the common interest of maintaining a vibrant and healthy community. 


Outdoors and Recreation



New Hampshire Fish & Game


New Hampshire Fish and Game


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Monadnock State Park
Mount Monadnock NH Trails
Mt Monadnock Trails


Cathedral of the Pines


Monadnock Full Gospel Church
Monadonck Bible Baptist Church
Advent Lutheran Church ELCA


Public Schools


Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District
Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District
ConVal School District
ConVal School District
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Monadnock Regional School District
Mascenic School District


Private Schools


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