Outdoor Activities

In the winter, it’s all about skiing.  We offer ski & stay packages with Pats Peak – see specials tab for more.  For a little variety, we’re only about 20 miles from Mount Sunapee and Crotched Mountain.

For the Free Heelers (Nordic) enthusiasts, there are trails along the river or in several of the state parks. Pine Hill Ski Club maintains cross country trails in New London.

In the spring and early summer the flow on the Contoocook attracts some skilled kayakers.  Bring your own or visit the nearest canoe/kayak rental in Concord.  Further down river you’ll find quieter paddling.

Duston Country Club and Angus Lea Golf Course are public facilities within 15 minutes of Henniker House. Stonebridge Country Club is 25 minutes away and offers a highly rated 18-hole course as well as lessons.

Cycling in this area offers a mix of country roads, a riverside scenic by-way and rail trails.

Rivers were made for fishing; bring your own gear or have our favorite guides teach you to fly fish in back of Henniker House. “The Contoocook is one of the prettiest rivers in New Hampshire.” In the wintertime, ice fishing is a popular activity on our nearby ponds and lakes. Ask about a 1/2 day excursion with one of our local experts.

New Hampshire state parks offer a variety of great hikes – Monadnock and Rollins are two of our favorites – The Emerald Necklace is a ring of 14 hiking segments in our region. Not up for a whole day hike? Take a wander in Totten Trails or up Craney Hill; We’ll help you plan an hour or two walk.


Henniker House
10 Ramsdell Rd. at the corner of Main St
P.O. Box 191, Henniker, NH 03242
Telephone 603-428-3198
Latitude: 43.179684 Longitude: -71.819204