Cultural and Physical Activities

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Hiking, skiing, fishing, water sports, theater. Chesterfield and the surrounding areas have it all.

Chesterfield has within its boundaries both the smallest and the largest state parks.
Pierce Island (located in pristine Spofford Lake) is the smallest. While kayaking, motoring or paddle boarding to the island provide a chance to explore, summer also brings the opportunity to pick wild blueberries from the abundance of bushes you will discover there. Don’t forget ice skating/surfing, snowmobiling, sledding, tubing and skiing in the winter months. The largest state park, Pisgah covers 13, 300 acres of forested terrain. The park protects seven ponds (popular for fishing), four highland ridges and numerous wetlands. Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, United States, is a 1,017-acre state park located on and around 3,165-foot Mount Monadnock. The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands (Interesting fact: Mt. Monadnock is the most climbed mountain in the northeast).

Cultural activities include the Colony Theater in Keene, the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, The Actors Theatre Playhouse in West Chesterfield, American Stage Festival in Milford, Andy’s Summer Playhouse in Wilton. There is also the nearby Fandango Movie Complex. Let’s not forget the Verizon Wireless Arena and the SNHU Arena both in Manchester where the venue includes concerts and sports.
MOCA also provides an excellent studio for children in Keene, as well as NECCA in Brattleboro VT.
Summer camps abound for families and children.

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