The Fitzwilliam town common is surrounded by historic homes, a white-spire church and a town hall. Adjacent to the common, visitors find the Fitzwilliam Inn, MacCreay Landy Antiques, Bequaert Old Books, Bloomin' Antiques, Brian Luddy Antiques, Fitzwilliam Hardwood Furniture and Clocks on the Common. Nearby antique dealers include : Dennis and Dad Antiques, Bob Jessen and Jim Hohnwald, Olde and Early Antiques, John D Wahl Antiques, and Lost Treasures Antiques. The Ashburn House is three houses from the Common.
Children enjoy seasonal sports such as fishing in the nearby children's pond or sledding on the town-maintained cross country ski trails. In July, visitors marvel at the resplendent rhododendron in the Rhododendron State Park. One of the entrances to Mount Monadnock, the most frequently climbed mountain in the world by some accounts, is only three miles away. Closer climbs are Gap Mountain and Little Monadnock. Both climbs are easy for children and adults and frequently achieved by preschoolers!
Many visit Cheshire County to send their children to the local camps such as Fleur de lis, Wak-lo, Glenbrook, and Wakoda. Local colleges Keene State, Franklin Pierce, and Antioch attract many students, too. Numerous private secondary schools surround our area: Hampshire School, the Meeting School, Dublin School, the Well School, and Winchendon School. Events at the Cheshire County Fairgrounds in Keene provide a variety of seasonal activities. Many identify this area with the Keene Pumpkin Festival, which again garnered the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most carved pumpkins in one city. In the winter, Keene holds an annual Winter Carnival with ice sculptures and activities for the whole family.
Fitzwilliam, a village Natalie Angier describes as the "belle of the bell-towered" in the December issue of Preservation, hosts several activities throughout the year. We hold the Strawberry Festival in June, a Fitzwilliam Antiques Show on the Common in July, several Garden Club events, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in December, and an open house for local antique shops after Christmas.
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