77 County Road guidebook

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77 County Road guidebook

City/town information
Rindge was originally inhabited as much as 11,000 years ago by Abenaki natives and offers Cathedral of the Pines and Franklin Pierce University. You can get excellent coffee and specialty breakfast at Identity Coffee Lab ($$$, closed Sundays) or a meal at Hometown Diner ($ diner food) or Emma’s ($$ pub food). The town of Jaffrey offers hiking on Mt. Monadnock (3100 ft elevation) via several different trails to the top, where you have an excellent view to Boston on a clear day. Eateries include the Sunflower Café ($$, interesting dishes). Head to Kimball Farm ($$ Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day) for ice cream or fried seafood. Catch a play or movie at the River Street Theater.
Rindge
Rindge was originally inhabited as much as 11,000 years ago by Abenaki natives and offers Cathedral of the Pines and Franklin Pierce University. You can get excellent coffee and specialty breakfast at Identity Coffee Lab ($$$, closed Sundays) or a meal at Hometown Diner ($ diner food) or Emma’s ($$ pub food). The town of Jaffrey offers hiking on Mt. Monadnock (3100 ft elevation) via several different trails to the top, where you have an excellent view to Boston on a clear day. Eateries include the Sunflower Café ($$, interesting dishes). Head to Kimball Farm ($$ Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day) for ice cream or fried seafood. Catch a play or movie at the River Street Theater.
Peterborough (20 minute drive) offers a bit more including MacDowell Artist’s Colony, small eateries, Thai food, a gourmet shop, a bookstore, a movie theater and organic food store, The Green Grocer. There is actually one restaurant for every 200 town residents! For hikers (or climbers) Pack Monadnock Mountain at 2,290 feet, is the highest peak of the Wapack Range of mountains and the highest point in Hillsborough County. You can access the 3.1 mile long trails from Miller State Park in Peterborough.
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Peterborough
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Peterborough (20 minute drive) offers a bit more including MacDowell Artist’s Colony, small eateries, Thai food, a gourmet shop, a bookstore, a movie theater and organic food store, The Green Grocer. There is actually one restaurant for every 200 town residents! For hikers (or climbers) Pack Monadnock Mountain at 2,290 feet, is the highest peak of the Wapack Range of mountains and the highest point in Hillsborough County. You can access the 3.1 mile long trails from Miller State Park in Peterborough.
Keene, the home of Keene State University, is the closest city and has proper shopping, as well as a bustling main street with bookstores, restaurants, and coffee shops/bars. Should you need any outdoor equipment or clothes, Sam’s Outfitters in Swanzey will have what you need.
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Keene
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Keene, the home of Keene State University, is the closest city and has proper shopping, as well as a bustling main street with bookstores, restaurants, and coffee shops/bars. Should you need any outdoor equipment or clothes, Sam’s Outfitters in Swanzey will have what you need.

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Recreation (boat, hike ski)

Boats There are 2 kayaks available for your use on the racks down near the dock. Please return them to the rack when you are done. From the dock, heading left is downstream toward Jaffrey and conservation land. Heading right, and following the buoys takes you onto the lake, with about 1.5 miles of open water. Ski (downhill) areas include: Crotched Mountain (24 miles), Pat’s Peak (37 miles), Mt. Sunapee (53 miles), Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT (70 miles) and Gunstock (84 miles). Cross Country skiing can be found at the golf course in Jaffrey (free) or at Okemo, on groomed and tracked trails. A
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Rail Trail

Besides kayaking on the lake, the Rindge-Jaffrey Rail Trail is right outside your door. Take a right to walk or bike 2 miles into Jaffrey or head left to go south towards Massachusetts.