Dublin, NH, USA

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Dublin, NH, USA

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Join the literary giants with a Dublin vacation rental

With a Dublin vacation rental, you'll be kicking at the boot heels of some of the most celebrated writers in American literary history. Emerson and Thoreau loved it round here, and even Mark Twain spent a couple of summers in Dublin. One of the most celebrated 'summer communities' in the U.S. since the 1870s, people have been drifting up to this corner of New Hampshire to sun themselves by the lake in the shadow of Mount Monadnock. So why not settle down by the Dublin Pond with your Moleskine and fountain pen, and get started on your own literary masterpiece?

Following in the footsteps of Emerson (and one or two others)

When it comes to activities in the Dublin area, climbing Mount Monadnock will undoubtedly be top of your list. Particularly beloved of Ralph Waldo Emerson, it's one of the most popular mountains in the world, and it would seem like the most massive oversight not to climb it while you're on your Dublin vacation rental. To cool off when you get back down, how about a swim at Dublin Pond? This 240-acre lake is surrounded by a historic summer community so iconic that it's been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years.

Sweet retreats in picture-perfect New Hampshire

This part of New Hampshire is full of picture-postcard places, including the much-photographed village of Harrisville. A 20-minute drive away is the lively college city of Keene, known for its annual music festival, while nearby Peterborough is a hotbed of culture. Famous as the setting for Thornton Wilder's Our Town, it hosts a celebrated colony of writers and artists, and events regularly spill over into the town. Back in Dublin, another firm family favorite is Friendly Farm. Covering 4 acres, future farmers in tiny rubber boots can get up close and personal with goats, sheep, chickens, and pigs.

On the frosty road to Dublin

With a Dublin vacation rental, it's not about whether there'll be weather - it's about how much weather there'll be. Lazy summers by the lake are warm with occasional thunderstorms, but by fall the temperatures are already starting to drop off sharply. As for winter, round here it's not for the faint-hearted. Temperatures are regularly below freezing between November and March, with plenty of snow and the possibility of blizzards. Come springtime, a favorite activity in this part of New Hampshire is to visit one of the area's many sugar houses, to watch maple sap being turned into tasty maple syrup.

Mount Monadnock and the monsters of the deep

Cheshire County is a land of hills and valleys, and Dublin itself is dominated by Mount Monadnock. Just south of town, it's the tallest peak for 30 miles, and allegedly the second most climbed mountain in the world (after Mount Fuji). Despite the crowds, it's also famous for its wildflowers, and sunsets over the mountain, viewed from Dublin Pond, are pretty special. The lake itself has a good range of bird and fish life, and there are even urban legends about a mysterious monster discovered in its depths by a scuba diver back in the 1980s.