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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. 

 

Our mission is to foster connections to nature and improve community well-being through education and the promotion of active living through physical activity, active transportation, and recreation in the outdoors.

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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Mission

Our mission is to foster connections to nature and improve community well-being through education and the promotion of active living through physical activity, active transportation, and recreation in the outdoors.

Vision

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 representing 10 regional organizations, including: 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:

The Outdoor Recreation Resource Map helps community members locate and access public recreation opportunities and resources available across the Monadnock Region.

The map allows you to search for everything from trailheads to public parks, boat launches, XC ski trails and more!

In 2022, Monadnock Outdoors collaborated with Antioch University’s Spatial Analysis Lab (ASAL) to create this resource. And in 2023, the map was updated with help from the New Hampshire Children's Foundation and Southwest Region Planning Commission to more comprehensively show parks and play spaces in our region.

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

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

The gear library is located at and run by the Keene Public Library. View the full collection of items below!

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

Get Involved!

Are you an organization or individual interested in getting involved? Contact info@cheshireconservation.org

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