The panorama of fall colors unfolds daily…surprising us all, the dry weather still produces the vibrant reds and oranges that delight our senses.. The Annual Open Studio Art Tour is on for October 8,9, & 10 in area towns.October 15 boasts the return of the Monadnock Pumpkin Fest at the Cheshire Fairgrounds. 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!