Monadnock Region is named after Mount Monadnock, one of the highest peaks of the White Mountains, to the south-west of the US New England State of New Hampshire. Most visitors spending their holidays in the Monadnock Region will be looking to explore the scenic, untamed wilderness of this part of the North-eastern United States. There is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available within the region, mainly in the form of apartments in its small town’s and villages and more log cabins in the surrounding countryside.
The more energetic and fit visitors who are spending their holidays in the Monadnock Region may aim to scale the 3,165 feet heights of Mount Monadnock, which is one of the most climbed peaks of the United States. The numerous trails, which criss-cross the lower levels of the mountain and the deep valleys below, are especially popular amongst hiking and walking enthusiasts; whilst in the winter months the higher elevations of the region attract winter sports enthusiasts and cross-country skiers.
Visitors spending their holidays in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire who are looking to enjoy the attractions and amenities of a large town will find that the region’s largest settlement Keene has all the usual facilities. Slightly further afield to the north-west of the region lies the State capital, Concord, with its many landmarks and tourist attractions. Of particular interest to tourists are the 19th century New Hampshire State House (which was designed by architect Stuart Park), and the elegant Eagle Hotel, which has been a well known city landmark for over 150 years. Other attractions to be found within Concord include the Capitol Centre for the Arts and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Centre.
Visitors spending their holidays in the Monadnock Region will find that it has a temperate climate with distinctly defined seasons. Summers can get very warm, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius, whilst winters can be very harsh, with temperatures often dropping below -5 degrees Celsius. The Monadnock Region receives an average annual precipitation of around 40 inches, much of which will fall as snow in the winter.
Most tourists looking to spend their holidays in the Monadnock region will first fly to the region’s largest airport, Boston-Logan International (BOS), which is just over an hour’s drive away to the south-east. American Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate regular Trans-Atlantic flights here from the UK, departing from London Heathrow (LHR).