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Monadnock Outdoors

Monadnock Outdoors is a regional partnership of community leaders representing municipalities, schools, businesses, nonprofits, coalitions, faith, and civic groups, who have joined together around a common purpose.

Monadnock Outdoors proudly advances active living in the Monadnock Region.

This initiative is made possible by Cheshire Medical Center's Healthy Monadnock Alliance.

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Fostering connections to nature and holistic community well-being through education and the promotion of active living by means of physical activity, active transportation, and recreation in the outdoors.


Our vision is that Monadnock region residents are equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and motivation to get active, connect with nature and the community, and improve their well-being.

Who We Are

Monadnock Outdoors was launched in 2021 and currently has 12 active members from community organizations. These 12 members represent 10 organizations, and include: The Harris Center for Conservation Education, Horatio Colony Preserve, Cheshire County Conservation District, Cheshire Medical Center, Keene Housing Kids Collaborative, The Monadnock Conservancy, Monadnock Region Rail Trail Collaborative, the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Cheshire County and the Keene Public Library.

Current Projects:

Curious what we've been up to? Our recent Summer 2023 activities are summed up in the August Blog Post by former Monadnock Outdoors intern Sofie Wicklund!

The Outdoor Recreation Resource Map highlights recreation opportunities and resources available for community members to connect with nature.

In 2022, Monadnock Outdoors collaborated with Antioch University’s Spatial Analysis Lab (ASAL) to create this resource.

The Monadnock Gear Library gives Cheshire County residents the ability to borrow outdoor recreation gear at no-cost.

Gear includes camping supplies, fishing gear, watercrafts, nature exploration equipment and more.

The gear library is housed at the Keene Public Library.

This page is currently under construction--please check back soon for more details on the Gear Library!

Image by Christian Bowen

Get Involved!

Are you an organization or individual interested in getting involved? Contact

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