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Things to do in Keene

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Keene. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Keene attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Keene to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Keene.

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  • Around the Mountain Trail

    Bike the 12-mile Around the Mountain Trail, which runs from Brown Mountain past Eagle Lake. More
  • Cathedral of the Pines

    The outdoor chapel sits on a bluff and overlooks Mount Monadnock. There's a beautiful altar made of stones donated from every state in the nation. More
  • Goose Pond

    Cast for bass on this pond, north of Keene (hike there from the trailhead on E. Surrey Rd.). More
  • Maine State Sea Kayak

    Unlike other outfitters in the area, Maine State Sea Kayak brings you to the remote western side of the island on four-hour tours to see osprey, se... More
  • Steve Boucher's Island Bike Rental

    Swing by Steve Boucher's Island Bike Rental in Northeast Harbor to rent a bike and learn the ins and outs of the island's paths. More

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