Keene, New Hampshire: Ashuelot River Park

Ashuelot River Park
West Street at Island Street (main entrance)
Keene, New Hampshire
Link to official web page

This pretty park – the nicest I’ve nosed out in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region to date – features a waterfall, small pavilion, summer-long flower displays, plenty of benches, a picnic table or two, bike paths, river access for canoeing and kayaking, several “mutt mitts” stations sponsored by the Cheshire Kennel Club, a special dog rest area complete with a red fire hydrant – and leashed dogs of all sizes to befriend. Although Keene is about an hour from my home, whenever business takes my People that direction, we plan for at least a quick visit to Ashuelot River Park. With a Starbucks, a Panera Bread, and an Elm City Bagels & Deli each a Frisbee throw away, park visitors can easily grab a picnic lunch or coffee libation to enjoy during their stroll. On my most recent visit, we stopped for ice cream at Rick’s Gourmet Ice Cream nearby, but they were closed, so we ended up getting The Boy sherbet at the Friendly’s across the street. (August 2008)

Ashuelot River Park Keene, New Hampshire