New Hampshire is full of charming small towns, but one of the best is Peterborough. Peterborough is one of the oldest towns in New Hampshire, founded in 1737, but through that all the village has maintained a small town feel. Set near the gorgeous Monadnock Valley, Peterborough is perfect for an autumn day trip.
For a small New Hampshire town, Peterborough has a lot of history and tons of natural beauty.
Begin your day at the Peterborough Diner. This local favorite operates in an authentic 1950s lunch car.
Work off your breakfast at Miller State Park. Here, you'll enjoy hiking trails and stunning views of the Monadnock Valley.
When you're finished enjoying the great outdoors, head to the Mariposa Museum of World Cultures. Located in an old Baptist church in the middle of downtown, the museum houses artifacts from around the world.
For a bit of retail therapy head to Depot Square, where adorable shops (including a bookstore) give you a taste of the local downtown.
While you're in town, be sure to visit the Peterborough Library, the oldest publically-funded library in the country!
For an afternoon pick-me-up head to Vicuna Chocolate, New Hampshire's only bean to bar chocolate cafe, where you can learn about the chocolate making process and enjoy a sweet treat.
Finish your evening with a show at Peterborough Players, a professional theater troupe that calls Peterborough home.
On your way out of town, be sure to stop to enjoy the stunning natural beauty that makes Peterborough a good town to live in!