As the children return to school and the leaves begin to change, the Monadnock Region welcomes visitors to relief from the heat but splendor from the Fall. Our beautiful asters, datura, mums, autumn clematis, and yes, still morning glories…adorn the yard. Artist tours begin to appear… the Keene Art Tour September 4 & 5, warmed us up with music and gorgeous weather. Now we await the Annual Open Studio Art Tour October 8,9, & 1,0 in the various area towns. Then look ahead to the Putney 38th Annual Art Tour in later fall: November 25, 26, and 27…doesn’t that seem far away? (easy to reach from Fitzwilliam)
Fall produce abounds from area Farmer’s Markets…with Tracie’s Farm about a mile from our house. This is a great time to climb Little Monadnock, Gap Mountain and the six Fitzwilliam trails. Crowds are thinner and the colors just get better as we head into October. Don’t forget the water sports…fishing, boating, paddle boarding,and kayaking in this region of many lakes and ponds… Bicycling? Check out all the Rails to Trails!
For those with adventuresome appetites, our region features a variety of cuisines…from the Inn down the road, open Wed-Sat, to Allan’s Cafe in Fitzwilliam, the new Thai Bamboo Restaurant in Troy, (10 mins),to Emma’s (replacing JPStevens with instant popularity and close to Franklin Pierce College), then Peterborough with a new Mexican Restaurant plus the favorites: Waterhouse and Harlow’s…to say nothing of Keene with numerous choices probably to whet the appetites of Keene State students and their parents.
Come spend a night or a weekend…We serve eggs from our chickens, our home grown herbs, and locally picked fruit, as well as homemade jams/jellies. We adapt to special diets when known ahead and maintain a sustainable environment with composting,recycling and more. Couples enjoy the privacy, and parents of students at Franklin Pierce, Winchendon School, High Mowing, Well, and Hampshire schools enjoy the proximity as well as the charm. Keene State parents appreciate the taste of New Hampshire in Fitzwilliam while still only a 15-20 minute drive to Keene. Making your stay pleasant is our goal!