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Recreation and Culture

Hiking, skiing, fishing, water sports, theater - Chesterfield and the surrounding areas have it all. Chesterfield has within its boundaries both small and large 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, snowmobiling, sledding, tubing and skiing in the winter months.


The largest state park, Pisgah State Park, 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, NH, is a 1,017-acre state park located on and around 3,165-foot Mount Monadnock, the most-climbed mountain in the world.

The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands.

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Cultural activities include the Colonial Theater in Keene, the Peterborough Players, the Actors Theatre Playhouse in West Chesterfield, American Stage Festival in Milford, and Andy’s Summer Playhouse in Wilton. There is also the nearby Fandango Movie Complex. In nearby Brattleboro, VT there is the Latchis Theater, VT Jazz Center/VT Music Center, Living Memorial park, and many shopping and dining opportunties.

Let’s not forget the Verizon Wireless Arena and the SNHU Arena both in Manchester for concerts and sports.


Abundant cultural activities for children include MOCO Arts in Keene and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) in nearby Brattleboro VT. 

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