Things to Do

So many fun things happen around here, we almost do not know where to begin. Many visitors pass us by, pounding up Route 93 to the Lakes Region or the White Mountains, whose attractions are well-known. We’d like to take a moment to share some of the quiet gems around us.

Canterbury town center, about 5 miles from Riverland, is a quintessential New England village, home to many craftspeople and artisans.  The town gets together many times a year for old-fashioned fun. To learn more, click here.

Canterbury Shaker Village is 10 miles from us at Riverland. It’s open to visitors most days from 10 to 5 p.m. between May 6 and October 27 and weekends from October 28 through December 3rd. It’s worth timing your visit to coincide with their special events or weekend workshops which offer a taste of the Shakers’ artisan techniques. To learn more, click here. 

Concord, New Hampshire’s Capitol, is 6- 8 miles from Riverland. It offers arts venues, shopping, dining, and NH history. For an overview, click here. To learn more about the latest happenings in the arts community, click here. 

Dining Options are too many to mention. To see a list of our favorites, click here. To see a broader list of restaurants in Concord, click here. 

Local Farmers’ Markets.  Area farmers sell their grass-fed meat, poultry, eggs, mushrooms, bread, herbs, handcrafts, wool, and just about everything else at local farmers’ markets, June through October, most days of the week.  For more information, click here.

NH State Veterans Cemetery is only 4.9 miles from Riverland. The cemetery holds many public events during the year. To see the schedule, click here. To  see a photo montage from Memorial Day 2017 ceremony click here. Also, construction of the Veterans Heritage Learning Center is complete; the exhibitions within are expected to be ready sometime in 2018. To learn more, click here. 

Margery and Dad 2013

Northern Rail Trail. Riverland is about a mile from the southern end of the Northern Rail Trail, which winds its way 58 miles to Lebanon, near the Vermont border. The rail trail is ideal for hiking, biking, and riding horses and of course, snow machines in winter. To learn more, see the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County here. It’s possible to bike from lovely inn to even lovelier B&B. To learn more, click here.

Kayakers 9-27-2014

Paddling on the river: It’s .7 miles to the nearest kayak rental spot on the Merrimack River. To learn more about Quickwater Canoe , click here. Also, the Contoocook River Canoe company rents kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on the Contoocook River, about five miles from Riverland.  To learn about Contoocook River Canoe Company, click here.

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