RECREATION IN FITZWILLIAM


Sign on Little Monadnock Mt.

Fitzwilliam offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including fishing, bicycling, tennis and canoeing, but the hiking and mountain climbing are what bring many back year after year. Spend the afternoon strolling down picturesque country roads. Or challenge yourself to the ascent of Mt. Monadnock, a mere 4 miles away in Jaffrey. Rhododendron State Park is accessible from dawn until dusk and is incomparable when the rhododendrons are in bloom. Gap Mountain State Recreation Area in Troy offers a short climb with a spectacular view of Mt. Monadnock at the top. And the Metacomet-Monadnock trail runs through the northwest corner of Fitzwilliam, crossing both Little Monadnock and Gap Mountain, offering a chance for real backcountry hiking.

Find out more by selecting any of these links:

Laurel Lake

Mt. Monadnock (Information and books about Monadnock)

Rhododendron State Park (and Little Monadnock Mountain)

Gap Mountain

Metacomet-Monadnock Trail -Then go to Sections 20 and 21 for Fitzwilliam area.

Monadnock Region Hiking

Fitzwilliam once had their own downhill ski area just west of town on Richmond Road. The area is now provides cross country skiers with a variety of trails. For a look at the area when it was used for downhill skiing click on: Old Ski Area