New Hampshire Attractions :: Top Activities - Skiing, Biking, Golf

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Our Southern Chesterfield NH Inn is ideal for access to outdoor activities for all seasons in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Biking in New Hampshire


On the roads or in the woods, we can suggest routes for you. Or visit one of our local bike shops to get the last word from the biking authorities:



There are many places to hike nearby our romantic New Hampshire getaway. Our favorite isHiking in Pisgah Park Pisgah Park, which is a 14,000-acre park in Chesterfield and neighboring towns. We also recommend the Madame Sherri Forest as well as Chesterfield Gorge, both in Chesterfield.

Mount Monadnock

If you'd like to climb the most climbed mountain on the East Coast, Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH is a short 45-minute drive from our Chesterfield NH Inn. On a clear day you can see Boston from the summit.


Boots walking through fall leavesRent a canoe or kayak and take a paddle on the Connecticut or West Rivers in Brattleboro, Vermont. You can rent canoes and kayaks at Vermont Canoe Touring Center.


  • Spofford Lake - you can swim at Ware's Grove Beach on Spofford Lake for a nominal fee.


Golf your heart out on our uncrowded courses:

  • A golf ball is tee'd up and ready to goPine Grove on Spofford Lake - 9 Holes, Spofford, NH (603-363-4433)
  • Bretwood - 36 Holes, Keene, NH (603-352-7626)
  • Brattleboro Country Club - 18 Holes, Brattleboro,VT (802-257-7380)
  • Crumpin Fox - 18 Holes, Bernardston, MA (413-648-9101)

Horseback Riding

Sleigh or Hay Rides

A couple ride a sleigh through the snowTennis

Brattleboro Outing Club - Chesterfield School in the center of Chesterfield, NH also has a public court.

Cross Country Skiing

Grafton Ponds - For rentals, lessons, snow making and groomed trails, head to Grafton Ponds in Grafton, VT. which is about 40 minutes from our romantic New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast.

Pisgah Park - If you are an experienced cross-country skier and have your own equipment, the cross-country skiing in Pisgah Park is wonderful.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

A man skiing down packed snowAll are an hour or less from our Chesterfield NH Inn:


  • Grafton Ponds - if you need rentals and like groomed trails, otherwise
  • Pisgah Park - and the Madame Sherri A ski trail across a snow covered fieldForest are nearby and underutilized


  • Grafton Ponds - in Grafton, VT
  • Granite Gorge - in Roxbury, NH, about a 30-minute drive from our romantic New Hampshire getaway.

Ice Skating

Skate on our pond if weather conditions are right (bring your own skates)


Equipment Rentals

If you'd like to rent a bike, cross country skis, or snow shoes, please contact the folks at Burrows Specialized Sports.

Photo Credits:

Mt. Snow Picture (skier) - "Mount Snow"

Monadnock State Park (monkman) - "NH Division of Parks and Recreation"

Chesterfield Gorge - "NH Division of Parks and Recreation'

Jessi Duston

Discover these fantastic New Hampshire attractions near Chesterfield Inn.

Historic Deerfield

Is about 25 minutes from our Chesterfield NH Inn and shows you what life in New England used to be. There are many historic houses to wander through and lots to learn.

Hildene Mansion

This is Robert Todd Lincoln's family home in Manchester, Vermont. It's worth the 1-hour drive through the mountains to Manchester, and you can also tour the goat farm and cheese making facility at Hildene.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Discover the beautiful home, studio, and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's greatest sculptors in Cornish, New Hampshire.

Smith College Museum of Art

Northampton, MA is 45 minutes from our romantic New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast and is a great town to explore, with lots of interesting shops and good restaurants. The Smith College Art Museum is a true gem and worth the trip.

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

In downtown Brattleboro. There is always something interesting being shown at this museum.

The Clark Institute

A wonderful museum in Williamstown, MA, about an hour and a half drive from our Chesterfield NH Inn.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

A very interesting museum about an hour and a half from our romantic New Hampshire getaway.

Antiques at Colony Mill Marketplace -Keene, New Hampshire

A barn on the edge of a fieldBrattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro is known for its vibrant Main Street with its colorful shops, bookstores, and galleries. Visit Amy's Bakery for lunch or a treat.

Keene, New Hampshire

The home of Keene State College has a nice campus to explore as you wander down Keene's broad Main Street. Visit The Kitchen Store, Ye Goodie Shoppe, Miranda's Verandah, Ted's Shoe and Sport, and the Ingenuity Country Store.

Walpole, New Hampshire

Picturesque village, the way all towns in New England used to look. The home of Burdick's Chocolate Cafe and Restaurant.

Grafton, Vermont

Between Grafton Ponds outdoor activities, the Grafton Cheese Company and the Grafton Inn for lunch and dinner, there is plenty to do in this little town.

Judy's Picks

Mountains in the distance, just beyond the fields

  1. Hike up to Indian Pond on the Anne Stokes Loop in the Madame Sherri Forest in West Chesterfield. Bring ice skates if the weather is very cold and there is no snow cover.
  2. Rent kayaks and explore the Retreat Meadows and West River in Brattleboro, VT.
  3. Drive over to Keene and wander the shops of Main Street..
  4. Go cross-country skiing and snow tubing at Grafton Ponds, Vermont with lunch following at the Grafton Inn.
  5. Play a round of golf at Brattleboro Country Club, a classic New England golf course with 18 holes and wonderful views of the foothills of the Green Mountains.
  6. Snowshoe into Pisgah Park on the Kilburn Pond Loop where the world is a cathedral of silent green and white.
  7. Hike up Mount Wantastiquet for a bird's eye view of Brattleboro, VT.
  8. Drive up to Quechee, VT to Simon Pearce at the Mill and watch the glass blowing before lunch at the restaurant.
  9. Climb Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH for a view that stretches to Boston.
  10. Drive over to Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT and catch an open rehearsal during the Marlboro Music Festival.

Judy's Perfect Day

A couple enjoys a nice breakfast on a back patioAfter a leisurely breakfast, we'd head out for a hike in Pisgah Park, enjoying the peace and quiet, the fresh air, and the birds singing. Then over to Brattleboro for a wander down Main Street, looking in on Sam's Outdoor Outfitter's, A Candle in the Night, Verde, and Vermont Artisan Designs. When hunger struck, we'd drive up to Walpole, N.H. for a late lunch at Burdick's Café and Chocolatier, and a look around Ruggles and Hunt, the eclectic little shop around the corner.

With the afternoon winding down, we'd come back to the inn, have a nap, and wake up with enough time to enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace while the sun is setting. Dinner in the candlelit dining room follows as a fitting end to the day. After dinner, we might go over to hear some live jazz at the Jazz Center, or folk music at the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro.

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