Our favorite Thompson Covered Bridge is a stone's throw from the inn.
Along Route 9, Stoddard - Photo by Laurie Ray Paquin
View of Mount Monadnock from the top of Mount Caesar, Swanzey - Photo by Bryan LaRoche
Another great activity is apple picking. Two local orchards that we often visit are:
Maple Lane Farm, 220 Gunn Road, Keene
Alyson's Orchard, off Wentworth Road, Walpole
Also worth a visit is Crescendo Acres farm, north of Keene off of Route 12A. In addition to autumn crops, we love the alpacas. The mums adorning the entrance of the Bridges Inn are from Crescendo Acres. The alpacas, of course, are there year-round.
If you're in the area on October 11th or 12th, the Fall Foliage Studio Art Tour gives you the opportunity to take a self-guided tour to the studios of participating local artists. This is always a 'must' for us.
You might also want to check out the State of New Hampshire's Fall Foliage Tracker app, which allows you to find where and when the peak colors are. The photo below is from the website of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development.
Many people come to the region for the Keene Pumpkin Festival, which is on October 18th this year.
Whatever brings you to the area, we hope you will stay at the Bridges Inn at Whitcomb House. We are full weekends in October, but we do have availability week-day nights; or you can reserve for autumn 2015. Have a wonderful, colorful autumn!