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Hike Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire This Fall

Most Hiked Mountain in the World!

A Beautiful aerial view of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire in fall

If you haven't yet taken the time to trek to the top of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire, this fall is the perfect opportunity.  Mount Monadnock is reputed to be the most hiked mountain in the world - or at least one of them!  More than 125,000 people climb this majestic peak each year, and with the views from the top, we can easily see why. 

Mount Monadnock is located in southwestern New Hampshire, not too far away from the borders of both Vermont and Massachusetts.  It's an easy getaway from big cities like Boston, Hartford, Providence, New York City, and Albany - and offers an unbeatable change of pace!

From the moment you arrive in this scenic part of the state, you'll feel the difference.  It's beautiful, yes, but it also harks back to a different era - a simpler time and place where the focus is less on what we have to do, and more on what we get to do. With so much going on in the world today, we can think of nothing better than seeking out relaxation in a quiet, charming part of the world. 

Make your trip to Mount Monadnock and the surrounding area even better and lodge at one of our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts.  There are several to choose from in southern New Hampshire and Vermont. Regardless of where you choose, you'll enjoy exceptional accommodations, hospitality, and attention to detail. That is, after all, a big part of what it means to Stay Select. Book your getaway today!

A young woman hiking Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire This Fall

Hiking to Mount Monadnock This Fall

Mount Monadnock, the centerpiece of Mount Monadnock State Park, is the most prominent peak in southern New Hampshire.  It stands at a towering 3, 165 feet. This peak is so famous that it's been written about by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and others, all of whom framed it as a symbol of spiritual and environmental awareness. You can see this gorgeous peak from just about anywhere in the state - no wonder it's such a popular hiking spot! 

As great as hiking Mount Monadnock is during the summer, it's even more impressive in the fall. Fall Foliage in New Hampshire is nothing short of spectacular, and hiking is without a doubt one of the best ways to witness this vibrant blanket of color. 

There are more than 40 miles of hiking trails in Mount Monadnock State Park. Not all of them lead to the rocky summit, but many of them do. When you do get to the top of Mount Monadnock, you can expect to see breathtaking views which, on a clear day, stretch to all six New England states.

After hiking Mount Monadnock enjoy all of the rest of the great things to do in New Hampshire this fall

7 Things to do in New Hampshire in Fall

The chance to hike Mount Monadnock is enough to bring quite a few people to New Hampshire each year, but it's certainly not the only reason to visit.  That is especially true this fall!

When you do take the time to visit us, there are so many more things to do in New Hampshire this fall.  We've put together a list of a few of our favorites, predominately concentrated in the southern portion of the state near Mount Monadnock. 

  1. Though it's not technically in New Hampshire, Brattleboro Vermont isn't too far away from Mount Monadnock and is a wonderfully charming town to visit. 
  2. Visit New Hampshire's famed covered bridges. The backdrop of fall foliage makes these historic structures even more beautiful and photo-worthy.
  3. Visit some of the other New Hampshire State Parks in the area, including Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area, Pisgah State Park, and Rhododendron State Park. These parks are all great for hiking and in the winter many of them turn into popular cross country ski and snowshoe destinations. 
  4. This fall is also great for birdwatching in the area. Birdwatching can be enjoyed from just about any park or trail, but one of our favorite places for this silent sport is to look for raptors at Miller State Park. The best days for viewing are warm and sunny afternoons in September and early October.
  5. Visit local farms, like Friendly Farm in Dublin and Stonewall Farm in Keene.
  6. Enjoy some delicious tastes of New Hampshire on the Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Trails!
  7. There are some really amazing scenic drives to enjoy in New Hampshire, especially if you're coming in from one of the surrounding states.  

Of course, it goes without saying that, apart from hiking Mount Monadnock and taking in the beautiful fall scenery around the state, one of our absolute favorite things to do in New Hampshire each fall is to get cozy and unwind at Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts. What are you waiting for?  Book your fall getaways before it's too late!

Lodging Near Mount Monadock

Chesterfield Inn

Situated in scenic Southern New Hampshire on the Vermont border, guests feel daily life lift weight during their visit to Chesterfield Inn.

Enjoy gazing out on the picturesque flower-filled meadow or relaxing in front of the cozy fire in the parlor at this charming New Hampshire luxury inn near Brattleboro, VT.

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Inn on Putney Road

The Inn On Putney Road is nestled amongst some of Vermont's most picturesque nature and walking trails. The inn, styled after a French Chateau, is a relaxing and sophisticated inn located within walking distance of lovely historic Downtown Brattleboro.

Each morning our guests enjoy a marvelous 2-course gourmet breakfast, with French press coffee or tea and a selection of juices. Our inn includes common areas with a fireplace, a vintage billiard table, two conservatory rooms to use at your leisure, and stunning seasonal gardens. 

In the backyard garden, enjoy your beverage in our waterfront gazebo or, in the evening, on the deck next to the fire table. The gardens are also the perfect setting for small weddings or other gatherings. 

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Top of the Ridge Farm 

Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast is a charming, upscale New Hampshire inn located in New Durham, NH. Situated on a quiet country road with sweeping views of Mt. Washington, the inn features four spacious rooms, each with a private bath and deck. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning, as well as cooking classes and other activities. Top of the Ridge Farm is the perfect place to relax and recharge in the beautiful New Hampshire countryside.

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Briar Barn Inn

Set against the picturesque backdrop of historic Rowley, Massachusetts, just 30 minutes from Boston, the inn offers 30 guest rooms for a retreat away from it all. Relax in the on-site spa or enjoy a delicious meal at Grove restaurant. Guests will enjoy cozy gas fireplaces during the cool months or a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool during the warmer months.

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Best Places to Stay in Brattleboro

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Inn on Putney Road

Brattleboro, VT

Best Places to Stay in New Durham

A sprawling field with green grass, blue skies, and rolling mountains.
Red patio chairs on porch with landscaping and pathway in the foreground.
Guest room
Common area at Top of the Ridge Farm
Patio table with bottle of red wine and two glasses.
Fall Mountain view
Guest Room
Guest Room
Breakfast pancakes
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Sunset Over Top of the Ridge Farm
Sunset views over the White Mountains
Yoga retreat at Top of the Ridge Farm
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Cooking class at Top of the Ridge Farm
Welcome sign with Select Registry plaque.
Red outdoor chairs set in a grass field.
Patio table with a bottle of white wine and two glasses.
Exterior shot of Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast.
Exterior bed and breakfast building with landscaping and road.
Red outdoor chairs on porch with potted plants.
Bright and cozy room with en-suite bathroom and sliding doors to a private deck.

Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast

New Durham, NH

Best Places to Stay in New London

Inn at Pleasant Lake
Inn at Pleasant Lake Meetings
Inn at Pleasant Lake Canoe
fresh seafood
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bath tub
lamb chop
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Inn at Pleasant Lake

New London, NH

Best Places to Stay in Rowley

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The Spa at Briar Barn Inn
Briar Barn Inn - guest in room with soft robe and a warm drink
Grove at Briar Barn Inn, the on-site restaurant.
The lobby at Briar Barn Inn
Fall foliage surrounds Briar Barn Inn, Rowley Massachusetts
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Briar Barn Inn

Rowley, MA

Best Places to Stay in West Chesterfield

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Window View of the Connecticut River Valley
New Hampshire Mountain Look Out
Room 10 Bath
Room 10
Plated Meal at Chesterfield Restaurant
Fall Foliage at Chesterfield Inn
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Adirondack Chairs
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Chesterfield Inn Exterior
Chesterfield Restaurant
Chesterfield Inn at Christmas

Chesterfield Inn

West Chesterfield, NH

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