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Natural Beauty, Charming Attractions, and a Tranquil Location in the Heart of New England

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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:


  • geocaching
  • nature hikes
  • mountain biking
  • spring golf
  • shopping
  • restaurants
  • fly-fishing
  • antiquing
  • art galleries


  • geocaching
  • swimming
  • biking
  • hiking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • boating
  • summer stock theater
  • antiquing
  • festivals


  • geocaching
  • hike
  • mountain bike
  • Leaf Peeping – Tour New Hampshire for the changing of the fall foliage
  • local events
  • hunting
  • art galleries
  • antiquing



  • ice-skating
  • telling tall tales by the fire
  • art galleries
  • fine dining
  • snowmobiling
  • snowshoeing
  • ice fishing
  • antiquing

Attractions and Museums

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
Phone: 603-547-3600

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

Monadnock Music
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

Shieling Forest
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
Phone: 603-924-7817

Mariposa Museum
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

Family Fun Parks

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
Phone: 603-547-2050.

Joseph's Coat
A marketplace of jewelry, gifts and clothing created by artisans from all over the world.
32 Grove St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-6683

Place in the Woods Trading Post
128 Concord Street (Route 202) Antrim, NH 03440
Phone: 603-588-2446

Red Chair Antiques
13 School Street, Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-5953

South Central New Hampshire Antique Shops
80 Concord St., Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 866-284-2921



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
Jan 29°F 13°F
Feb 33°F 16°F
Mar 42°F 25°F
Apr 55°F 34°F
May 68°F 46°F
Jun 74°F 54°F
Jul 78°F 59°F
Aug 76°F 58°F
Sep 68°F 50°F
Oct 57°F 40°F
Nov 45°F 31°F
Dec 33°F 19°F