Guidebook for Peterborough

Linda

Guidebook for Peterborough

Food Scene
An easy walk from the Sunny Suite, you can go for your breakfast coffee, a lunch on the patio by the river, or to fill your refrigerator with healthy food.
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Nature's Green Grocer
374 Union Street
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An easy walk from the Sunny Suite, you can go for your breakfast coffee, a lunch on the patio by the river, or to fill your refrigerator with healthy food.
Delicious coffee and lots of room--wifi is free and you are welcome to spend the morning there, working or catching up on social media. In summer work near the river on the patio, in winter by the cozy woodstove indoors.
Parker And Sons Coffee Roasting
166 Hancock Rd
Delicious coffee and lots of room--wifi is free and you are welcome to spend the morning there, working or catching up on social media. In summer work near the river on the patio, in winter by the cozy woodstove indoors.
Adjacent to the Toadstool Bookstore, great coffee and good food.
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Aesop's Tables & Events
12 Depot St
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Adjacent to the Toadstool Bookstore, great coffee and good food.
Lovely river view. Watch for the blue heron. We love the bento boxes!
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Kogetsu
50 Jaffrey Road
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Lovely river view. Watch for the blue heron. We love the bento boxes!
Sandwiches and hot meals. Menu changes daily. Delicious desserts. Buy your lunch and eat it at the nearby Riverside Park--we do it every Friday in the summertime.
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Twelve Pine
11 School Street
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Sandwiches and hot meals. Menu changes daily. Delicious desserts. Buy your lunch and eat it at the nearby Riverside Park--we do it every Friday in the summertime.
Delicious food, great ambiance, and it overlooks the lovelyl Contoocook River. We like the thin-crust pizzas. A lot.
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Waterhouse Restaurant
18 Depot Street
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Delicious food, great ambiance, and it overlooks the lovelyl Contoocook River. We like the thin-crust pizzas. A lot.
People come from out of town to eat here, and no wonder. The Asian fusion food is delicious, an amusing contrast to its strip-mall location. Take the extra few minutes after the meal to share the Pain Perdu, or, well, any of the desserts. They are definitely above average.
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Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar
1 Jaffrey Road
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People come from out of town to eat here, and no wonder. The Asian fusion food is delicious, an amusing contrast to its strip-mall location. Take the extra few minutes after the meal to share the Pain Perdu, or, well, any of the desserts. They are definitely above average.
Best ice cream in town, best chocolates in town, and one of the nicest owners in town! She catered my daughter's wedding, an ice-cream social, it was fabulous. Treat yourself to an ice cream soda on the patio and watch the town go by.
Ava Marie Handmade Chocolate
43 Grove Street
Best ice cream in town, best chocolates in town, and one of the nicest owners in town! She catered my daughter's wedding, an ice-cream social, it was fabulous. Treat yourself to an ice cream soda on the patio and watch the town go by.
This Peterborough icon has been around as long as most of us have and, like Luke's diner in Gilmore Girls, used to be a hardware store. For real. Now you get good diner-style cooking with a staff that will remember you if you visit it a few mornings in a row. Make it your go-to breakfast place if that's the kind of thing you love!
Nonie's Restaurant & Bakery
28 Grove Street
This Peterborough icon has been around as long as most of us have and, like Luke's diner in Gilmore Girls, used to be a hardware store. For real. Now you get good diner-style cooking with a staff that will remember you if you visit it a few mornings in a row. Make it your go-to breakfast place if that's the kind of thing you love!
Every town needs its own iconic diner, and this one is ours. Right across from the bookstore and movie theater, a great place to get your fries and soft drink after a day of hiking or swimming or climbing or skiing--in short, after any Peterborough day off.
Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Every town needs its own iconic diner, and this one is ours. Right across from the bookstore and movie theater, a great place to get your fries and soft drink after a day of hiking or swimming or climbing or skiing--in short, after any Peterborough day off.
These bagels are everything a bagel should be. I seriously think they are among the best in New England. Plus they have coffee and wifi, so why not start your day here?
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Bagel Mill
145 Grove St. Ext
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These bagels are everything a bagel should be. I seriously think they are among the best in New England. Plus they have coffee and wifi, so why not start your day here?
Pizza is good, if you like New England style pizza, the salads and fried foods are OK, but the sandwiches are amazing. We like to buy a few grinders for summer evening picnics, and if we start missing the summer in the long New England winters, we go get a couple of Pizza Barn grinders and have an indoor picnic. Just to keep the memories alive.
Peterborough Pizza Barn
71 U.S. 202
Pizza is good, if you like New England style pizza, the salads and fried foods are OK, but the sandwiches are amazing. We like to buy a few grinders for summer evening picnics, and if we start missing the summer in the long New England winters, we go get a couple of Pizza Barn grinders and have an indoor picnic. Just to keep the memories alive.
Bean to bar, it's all great, but their drinking chocolate is truly an experience. Don't miss it.
Vicuña Chocolate Factory & Café
15 Main Street
Bean to bar, it's all great, but their drinking chocolate is truly an experience. Don't miss it.
This place is busy and has great food, but if you stop by without a reservation, somehow they will often find a place for you.
Bantam Grill
1 Jaffrey Road
This place is busy and has great food, but if you stop by without a reservation, somehow they will often find a place for you.
Good italian food, nice deep booths.
Marzano's Trattoria
6 School Street
Good italian food, nice deep booths.
For when you just have to have a fresh crepe, croissant or baguette sandwich...or that avocado toast...hey, it happens.
C'est la Vie,
10 School Street
For when you just have to have a fresh crepe, croissant or baguette sandwich...or that avocado toast...hey, it happens.
Drinks & Nightlife
There's a nice family restaurant on the one side, and you can get drinks on the other.
Brady's American Grill
There's a nice family restaurant on the one side, and you can get drinks on the other.
If Peterborough has a gathering place for a lively evening, this would be it. It has that old-fashioned pub feel, the food is good, and it has regular live music.
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Harlow's Pub & Restaurant
3 School Street
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If Peterborough has a gathering place for a lively evening, this would be it. It has that old-fashioned pub feel, the food is good, and it has regular live music.
Sightseeing
Shops, restaurants, and a perfect little riverside park make this a lovely place to spend time while in Peterborough.
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Depot Square
11 School Street
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Shops, restaurants, and a perfect little riverside park make this a lovely place to spend time while in Peterborough.
Look for the plaque by the entrance--it will tell you that this is the first tax-supported public library in the US. A pleasant place to get out of the sun or the rain, with a nice kid's section.
Peterborough Town Library
2 Concord St
Look for the plaque by the entrance--it will tell you that this is the first tax-supported public library in the US. A pleasant place to get out of the sun or the rain, with a nice kid's section.
This lovely stone church is a scale replica of a church in England.
All Saints Episcopal Church
51 Concord St
This lovely stone church is a scale replica of a church in England.
You'll find Teixera Park here, a lovely little riverside park with our own little model stonehenge; and right across the street, one of the few buildings in the country build to the principles of Maharishi Vastu, or Vedic architecture. If you roam from here, you might find the farm with the sign that warns, if you are going to cross this field, do it in nine seconds--because the bull can do it in ten!
West Peterborough
You'll find Teixera Park here, a lovely little riverside park with our own little model stonehenge; and right across the street, one of the few buildings in the country build to the principles of Maharishi Vastu, or Vedic architecture. If you roam from here, you might find the farm with the sign that warns, if you are going to cross this field, do it in nine seconds--because the bull can do it in ten!
Parks & Nature
A small grassy park by the river and the woods yet right in the heart of downtown Peterborough. Here's where the parades end up, the carolers sing, and the holiday tree is lit.
Putnam Park
A small grassy park by the river and the woods yet right in the heart of downtown Peterborough. Here's where the parades end up, the carolers sing, and the holiday tree is lit.
Walk the trails and play Pooh Sticks at the shady bridge. Our favorite walk leads to the big boulders.
Shieling State Forest
Walk the trails and play Pooh Sticks at the shady bridge. Our favorite walk leads to the big boulders.
A small mountain with an easy hike; but continue past the first peak and you'll find a grassy clearing with blueberry bushes and stone meditation chairs.
Temple Mountain
A small mountain with an easy hike; but continue past the first peak and you'll find a grassy clearing with blueberry bushes and stone meditation chairs.
Our iconic mountain. A must-climb, for every imaginable reason.
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Mount Monadnock
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Our iconic mountain. A must-climb, for every imaginable reason.
A series of hairpin turns takes you to the top, where a weather tower provides views as far away as Boston. Raptor watching in the fall, 360 degree views.
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Miller State Park
13 Miller Park Rd
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A series of hairpin turns takes you to the top, where a weather tower provides views as far away as Boston. Raptor watching in the fall, 360 degree views.
The other Monadnock. A little less challenging, a lot fewer people, but you still get the views.
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Pack Monadnock Mountain
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The other Monadnock. A little less challenging, a lot fewer people, but you still get the views.
What can't you do here? There are hiking trails, a swimming beach, picnicking and barbecuing; yet it tends to be empty and private.
MacDowell Reservoir
What can't you do here? There are hiking trails, a swimming beach, picnicking and barbecuing; yet it tends to be empty and private.
Arts & Culture
Walking tours, exhibits, museum and archives, you can learn about our region and pass a pleasant day at the historical society.
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The Monadnock Center for History & Culture
19 Grove St
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Walking tours, exhibits, museum and archives, you can learn about our region and pass a pleasant day at the historical society.
Quality art from local artists.
New Hampshire Institute of Art - Sharon Arts Center Campus
457 New Hampshire 123
Quality art from local artists.
Open to the public only one day a year, this has been a creative home to James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland, Alice Walker, and many others--the most dear to us being Thornton Wilder, who wrote Our Town here, and used Peterborough for his setting.
MacDowell Colony
100 High Street
Open to the public only one day a year, this has been a creative home to James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland, Alice Walker, and many others--the most dear to us being Thornton Wilder, who wrote Our Town here, and used Peterborough for his setting.
Exhibits, workshops and performances from teh world's folk cultures.
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Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
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Exhibits, workshops and performances from teh world's folk cultures.
Really excellent summer theater, with consistently great professional acting. If you are here in the summer, go see at least one play!
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Peterborough Players
55 Hadley Road
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Really excellent summer theater, with consistently great professional acting. If you are here in the summer, go see at least one play!
Shopping
Interesting clothes in a very sweet location.
Alice Blue
10 School St
Interesting clothes in a very sweet location.
EMS' original flagship store is still here in its Peterborough, NH home!
Eastern Mountain Sports
1 Vose Farm Road
EMS' original flagship store is still here in its Peterborough, NH home!
Come browse and taste the many flavors of olive oil and vinegar. I visited my first store of this type on Newbury Street in Boston, and was delighted when Peterborough opened its own!
Monadnock Oil & Vinegar Company
43 Grove Street
Come browse and taste the many flavors of olive oil and vinegar. I visited my first store of this type on Newbury Street in Boston, and was delighted when Peterborough opened its own!
Health food and kitchen wares. Maggie's and its sister (or brother) stores, Roys and Little Roys, are true old-time markets, where the people know you and will run a tab for you if you are local.
Maggie's Market Place
14 Main St
Health food and kitchen wares. Maggie's and its sister (or brother) stores, Roys and Little Roys, are true old-time markets, where the people know you and will run a tab for you if you are local.
Independent bookstores might be challenged, but you wouldn't know it to visit the Toadstool, with its wonderful selection of books old and new, and its adjacent cafe. Readings most weekends.
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Toadstool Bookshops
12 Depot Street
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Independent bookstores might be challenged, but you wouldn't know it to visit the Toadstool, with its wonderful selection of books old and new, and its adjacent cafe. Readings most weekends.
A very different kind of gift store.
Sarah's Hat Boxes
36 Grove St
A very different kind of gift store.
A very short walk from the Sunny Suite, and set up so attractively that everything they have looks tempting!
Piggy's Fine Repurposed Goods
375 Union St
A very short walk from the Sunny Suite, and set up so attractively that everything they have looks tempting!
Quality handcrafts, and their stories. Browsers welcome.
Joseph's Coat
32 Grove Street
Quality handcrafts, and their stories. Browsers welcome.
Fresh and local produce and goods on a beautiful farm. Summer camps, organic vegetables and herbs.
Rosaly's Farmstand
63 NH-123
Fresh and local produce and goods on a beautiful farm. Summer camps, organic vegetables and herbs.
Entertainment & Activities
Here's where you come for the playground, the pool, the tennis or basketball courts, the soccer and baseball fields, the sliding hill and skating rink. This is where Peterborough goes to have its fun.
Adams Park & Playground (Adams Pool hours are listed separately- see below).
64 Union Street
Here's where you come for the playground, the pool, the tennis or basketball courts, the soccer and baseball fields, the sliding hill and skating rink. This is where Peterborough goes to have its fun.
Here's where to go for New England Candlepin Bowling, for your local arcade, for pizza and soda.
Bowling Acres
32 Elm St
Here's where to go for New England Candlepin Bowling, for your local arcade, for pizza and soda.
Quaint and old-fashioned, with one line, one screen, this theater is adorable. Go at least once while you're in town for an old-time movie experience.
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Peterborough Community Theatre
6 School St
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Quaint and old-fashioned, with one line, one screen, this theater is adorable. Go at least once while you're in town for an old-time movie experience.