The Monadnock Region Loop takes you through (with two cut-outs) some
of the most quintessentially New England towns in New Hampshire.
From Keene NH, (Keene claims to have the widest Main Street in the
world), head southeast on Rt. 101 to Marlborough NH, then south on
Rt. 124, which takes you past Monadnock State Park to Jaffrey. East
of Jaffrey, turn north on Rt. 123 to Peterborough NH, known for its
lively cultural offerings, then onto Rt. 136 to Greenfield.
In Greenfield NH, turn west on Forest Road, which rejoins Rt. 123 in
Hancock NH. Continue west on 123, west of Stoddard NH you can either
continue on Rt. 123 to much-photographed Marlow NH and the junction
of Rt. 12A south, which will take you back to Keene. Or you can take
Rt. 10 south past Gilsum NH, where you can either turn west on
Surrey Road to Gilsum Road to Rt. 12A, or you can follow Rt. 10
south to Keene New Hampshire.