Natural Beauty, Charming Attractions, and a Tranquil Location in the Heart of New England
Quick Area Guide
|Crotched Mountain Resort Golf||Outside the Resort|
|Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area||1.40 mi|
|Colony Mill Marketplace||32 mi|
|Granite Gorge Ski Area||28 mi|
|Cathedral of the Pines||41.25 mi|
|Friendly Farm||23.42 mi|
|High Hopes Orchard||37.87 mi|
|Bretwood Golf Course||35.03 mi|
|The Shattuck Golf Course||24.08 mi|
|Horatio Colony House Museum||31.80 mi|
|Mariposa Museum||14.4 mi|
|Colonial Theatre||31.79 mi|
Come experience the most charming location in New England. Near the Crotched Mountain Resort you’ll find so many things to do to make the most out of your visit. Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area is right next door, with uncrowded trails open day and night. The Crotched Mountain Golf Club is on-site, where golfers can enjoy the challenges put to them by legendary course architect Donald Ross.
There are endless activities near the Crotched Mountain Resort all year-round. Plus, summer explorers can set out to discover what's waiting for them in the 5,000 acres of nearby Monadnock Park and hike its 3,165' summit, and enjoy the 1,500 lakes and ponds nestled in its granite peaks and lush valleys. Many are nearby, perfect for boating, fishing, or a cool, refreshing swim.
For when you want to go exploring outside of Francestown, the nearby cities of Peterborough, Hillsborough, Bennington and Manchester have fine dining, family restaurants, art galleries, music and theater, and are each within 30 miles of the resort.
There are endless activities to choose from, year-round, at the Crotched Mountain Resort:
- nature hikes
- mountain biking
- spring golf
- art galleries
- summer stock theater
- mountain bike
- Leaf Peeping – Tour New Hampshire for the changing of the fall foliage
- local events
- art galleries
- alpine and cross-country skiing, sledding
- telling tall tales by the fire
- art galleries
- fine dining
- ice fishing
A Walking Tour of the Village of Francestown
Historical Rooms open second Sat. of month, 10 a.m. - noon. Annual Labor Day Celebration and Parade.
P.O. Box 147, Francestown, NH 03043
Peterborough Historical Society & Museum
Museum of local history and research archives, changing exhibits and special events throughout the year. Located in downtown Peterborough.
19 Grove St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 924-3235
Summer music festival, July and August Over 30 concerts featuring world class musicians including free concerts in 17 towns throughout the Monadnock Region and ticketed concerts at the Peterborough Town House.
2A Concord St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 924-7610
In the heart of southwest New Hampshire, one of the state's most picturesque regions, are the tree covered ridges and valleys of Shieling Forest. Hiking trails.
395 Old Street Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 431-6774
Peterborough Garden Club
The club’s purpose is to encourage and stimulate interest in the beautification of home and public properties and to study and share information on gardening, horticulture, conservation, flower arranging and related topics.
PGC Event Coordinator, Volunteer, Peterborough, NH 03458
We are a hands-on museum of folk culture: folk art, textiles, costumes, art, puppets, toys and instruments from around the world. We have rotating regional exhibits, programs and performances for ages 2 - 102 plus school field trips and senior programs on cultures and cultural holidays.
26 Main St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Miller State Park
Winding paved road leads to scenic 2,290-foot summit. Picnicking, hiking trails that ascend Pack Monadnock. Operational fire tower affords panoramic view of surrounding countryside -- Mt. Monadnock, Mt. Washington, skyscrapers of Boston, Vermont hills.
Route 101E, Peterborough, NH 03458
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
On the Pemigewasset River. Relax while your children have fun at supervised daily activities and special events. Pool, hot tub, beach, mini-golf, snack bar, store and more. Water playground, camping, log cabin and day trips.
35 Jellystone Park, New Hampton, NH 03256
Canobie Lake Park
Canobie Lake Park features over 85 rides, games and attractions, as well as live entertainment.
85 N. Policy St., Salem, NH 03079
Daytona Fun Park
It's the new Daytona Fun Park with new bumper boats, go-karts and a reconfigured track, batting cages, arcades, mini-golf, trampoline bungee jumper and trampoline basketball.
Rt 11 B, Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03246
Francestown Village Store -minutes from the resort
74 Main St, Francestown, NH 03043
Mill Village Antiques
195 New Boston Road, Francestown, NH 03043
A marketplace of jewelry, gifts and clothing created by artisans from all over the world.
32 Grove St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Place in the Woods Trading Post
128 Concord Street (Route 202) Antrim, NH 03440
Red Chair Antiques
13 School Street, Peterborough, NH 03458
South Central New Hampshire Antique Shops
80 Concord St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride
Home to Midnight Madness. Every Friday and Saturday starting Dec. 26th ski and ride until 3 a.m.! One of New Hampshire's newest ski areas. 22 trails on 80 traversable acres. Also, plan your functions, team building sessions, birthdays, business appreciation days, group outings or educational field trips.
615 Francestown Rd., Bennington, NH 03442
Phone: (603) 588-3668
Camp Glen Brook
Camp Glen Brook is a traditional summer camp and year-round outdoor center in view of Mt. Monadnock. Situated on a 200-year-old farm, the camp has a lake and 250 acres of woods and fields.
35 Glen Brook Rd., Marlborough, NH 03455
Phone: (603) 876-3342
Verizon Wireless Arena
Manchester Monarchs hockey, family shows, sporting events, concerts, wrestling, trade shows/conventions.
555 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 644-5000
Seasonal Averages for Francestown, New Hampshire:
|Month||Avg. High||Avg. Low|