Keene, NH, home to beautiful Mount Monadock, is known as one of the best places to experience quintessential New England. As the largest municipality in the famously beautiful Monadnock region, Keene is an outdoors enthusiast’s haven.
The locals are proud of this reputation, and will answer any questions you have about exploring their city and the rolling fields that surround it. But if you want to find out more about the history of Keene, your best bet is to start with the Historical Society of Chesire County on Main Street, where you can explore relics of the past and imagine local life as it used to be.
The city experiences all four seasons quite distinctly: a cold winter with plenty of snow, a warm spring, hot summer and stunning fall. If you do make it for the latter, make sure to schedule your trip around October’s Pumpkin Fest - a world-record event in which huge numbers of jack o’lanterns are displayed simultaneously. No matter what the time of year, you’ll always enjoy all downtown Keene has to offer, particularly if you like old-time shops, traditional food and live music.
Of course, it’s the surrounding countryside that attracts many visitors to Keene. There’s a famous paved walking and bicycling path which runs from East to West Keene, and branches off to the north and south along the way. You’ll be at the center of it all when you book into one of Keene’s IHG hotels. With world class amenities and cozy rooms, you can get your fill of the great outdoors and relax in style in an IHG hotel. Book one of our IHG hotels in Keene today and start planning your adventure.