Top 8 Things to do in Rindge, United States

January 19, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Rindge is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 6,014 at the 2010 census. Rindge is home to Franklin Pierce University, the Cathedral of the Pines, and part of Annett State Forest.
Restaurants in Rindge

1. Cathedral of the Pines

10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH 03461-5229 +1 603-899-3300
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4.5 based on 105 reviews

Cathedral of the Pines

Reviewed By redeco - Warren, Massachusetts

Cathedral of the Pines is exactly as its name would suggest - an outdoor sanctuary in a natural setting with views of Mount Monadnock. The site is non-denominational and is dedicated to all Americans who serve the nation. Congress recognized the site in 1957 as a National Memorial to American War Dead.

The visitor center is staffed with friendly interpreters who are more than helpful. The gardens are beautifully tended, and the Women's Memorial Bell Tower is inspirational to say the very least. The main altar contains rocks and stones from each of our 50 states and from every President since Harry Truman. There is also a fine small museum, and a gift shop.

I particularly loved the Mother Chapel on the hillside below the main sanctuary. The smaller chapel has a wonderful little waterfall behind the altar. Charming. Take time to walk the paths. Each is punctuated by plaques and monuments placed by loving families. This is a wonderfully spiritual place - an Oasis of Calm for our very troubled world. Enjoy.

2. Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

1180 Turnpike Rd, New Ipswich, NH 03071-3124 +1 603-878-2869
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Reviewed By Jennifer35 - Arlington, MA

Our family skied here for the first time yesterday. The trails were terrific but what really impressed us were the amenities both on and off the trails. The lodge was warm and comfortable with two stoves, a lot of seating, good food, "real" bathrooms and a place to fill water bottles. On the trails there were many open shelters, out houses and beautiful vistas. Fellow skiers were friendly. A place for all abilities. Enjoy.

3. Mount Monadnock State Park

Jaffrey, NH +1 603-532-8862
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4.5 based on 170 reviews

Mount Monadnock State Park

The climb to the top of the 3,165-foot-peak is a popular activity in this picturesque park.

Reviewed By Hoffer98 - Dayton, Ohio

We came to Jaffrey specifically to climb Mt Monadnock and stayed at an amazing Airbnb property (A Tree House on the lake). I would highly recommend this for a two person party. The forecast was for rain but we had prepared for this. The entrance to the park was very easy to find and clearly signed. The staff there was very accommodating and gave us great tips and recommendations. We started out at 7am but I would recommend getting there just a little before sunrise if you want to avoid the crowds. The beginning of the hike is easy with headlamps. We chose to hike the White Dot trail up. The first half of the hike was not to challenging but be prepared because the ascent to the top after the Whtie Dot and White Cross trail split is filled with rock scrambling and some challenges. There a a few spots on the ascent that give you slight breaks and some areas as you get closer to the summit to peer off onto overlooks. The trail is very well maintained and marked. They do an amazing job maintaining this trail. I would recommend hiking poles and bring grip tips for the ends to use on rock. I would also highly recommend hiking boots and plenty of fluid (I went through 84 ounces on a rainy day). Bring layers because the weather can change quickly so be prepared for a windy and possibly cold summit. There is rock scrambling as you approach the summit so you will need to be comfortable with finding grip holds. It was quite challenging in the rain but we took our time and were careful. The reviews on All Trails and here will help. Read them. Know your skill level. Do not underestimate this climb. I am not a seasoned hiker and I wouldn't consider my self a beginner but this hike presented itself with challenges and I was glad I had read the reviews prior to climbing. If you are a seasoned hiker and are good with a map, compass and GPS there are other trailheads to follow up and down the mountain. You won't run into near the amount of people if you choose these but should be good with a compass,, map GPS etc....We chose the Whtie Cross trail to descend and I would recommend this. It is not as steep but again presents itself with challenges. You will be rocking hopping most of the way down and there were a few areas I chose to Butt Slide but be cautious because you gain speed rapidly on a rainy day.........). You will spend about 75% of your time on rocks on the way down. But easily managed if you take your time. The White Cross trail is very well marked and maintained. I used my poles quite a bit on the way down mostly do to the rain and I was happy i had the rubber grips on the ends. Enjoy this hike! Start early at or before sunrise to avoid the crowds or if you aren't interested in the views do this on a rainy day but be prepared......My compliments to the staff at Mount Monadnock! We will return for a sunny day climb. Just an FYI you do have to pay a $5 per person (and I think there is a family rate) to park but please note that it is worth every dime to help them maintain this amazing mountain.

4. Contoocook Lake Jaffrey NH

Squantum Road, Rindge, NH
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Contoocook Lake Jaffrey NH

Reviewed By Ambrose L - Boston, Massachusetts

Small size and average fishing- one end is very shallow and full of the usual water plants although there is a very narrow center channel that is marked for motorized boats, but we were in kayaks and still struck bottom a few times!

5. Terrapin Glassblowing Studio

79 Hadley Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452-5817 +1 603-593-5073
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Terrapin Glassblowing Studio

We are a mother-daughter business with a dream to keep the art of glassblowing and flameworking alive in the Monadnock Region. Free Tours of our facilities during all open hours; Wednesday through Sunday from 9-4. Large gift shop for viewing or purchase and free glassblowing & flameworking demonstrations whenever artists are working. Take a class ~ work with hot glass Check glassblowing off your 'bucket list'! Glassblowing and flameworking classes, even for beginners.

Reviewed By dlenane78 - Rochester, New Hampshire

Definitely a great thing to cross off your bucket list. Dom and Jimmy did our class.
You start off by watching a quick video, picking out your sunglasses and then head into your "classroom"
The instructors quickly went over the rules. Stay hydrated, know your surroundings, no horseplay, etc...
They go over all the equipment and get started right away. They quickly show you how to make the first item (the clear flower) and then you're up. It can be a little intimidating because it's so fast paced but Jimmy definitely talked with us and made us feel better.
You're able to make 4 items. A clear flower, a colored flower, a paper weight, and a clear ornament. You can't take the items home right away, as they are over 2,000 degrees. Since we live over 2 hours away, we had them shipped to us.
Even though we went in a little nervous, all in all, it was a great time. Lots of fun.

6. River Street Theatre

6 River St, Jaffrey, NH 03452-6579 +1 603-532-8888
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

River Street Theatre

The new River Street Theatre (or RST) is a project of The Park Theatre. In anticipation of the construction and opening of the new Park Theatre performing arts center, the RST will be a small, intimate theatre venue to "bridge" the construction project until the new theatre complex opens. The RST presents new movies, live music, comedy and other events.

Reviewed By neroads - Keene, New Hampshire

This 30 seat theatre puts you up close and personal with HD broadcasts from Covent Garden, the Royal Ballet, theatre performances. Incredible variety of shows. Good concession stand with different eats. A little gem.Many thanks for your kind and gracious comments about our little theatre. Hope to see you back in the near future. Best, Steve

7. Silver Ranch Stables

183 Turnpike Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452-6671
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4 based on 4 reviews

Silver Ranch Stables

Reviewed By nana813

The sleigh ride itself was ok.. But the two men driving the wagon were disconnected to the point of being rude. We went with plenty of cash for tips, and decided not to offer tips... Since they would barely answer our questions. they didn't speak to the two little boys who were excited to have a sleigh ride.... Who were visiting from Florida... Their first snow experience. All in all, not worth the money.

8. Privateer Rum

11 Brady Dr, Ipswich, MA 01938-1279 +1 978-356-0477
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5 based on 10 reviews

Privateer Rum

At the edge of a salt marsh in Ipswich, True American Rum is made. Join us for a 90 minute tour and see how Privateer Rum is distilled and aged. Sample our raw ingredients and our spirits. Tours are on Saturdays at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

Reviewed By metznerkaren - Atkinson, New Hampshire

This was the most amazing tour I've ever had ! Christopher was so incredibly knowledgeable and was the perfect guide. The taste test was so helpful in understanding how and why this rum tastes so delicious. I'm not big on drinking straight rum but this was an exception :) I would recommend this trip for EVERYONE. I plan on doing this tour again !!

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