Our Area

The area of Rindge, NH offers many shopping and recreational opportunities to local neighbors as well as visitors to the area. The area is rich with history and culture. Although not exhaustive below are some typical places locals and visitors frequent when visiting us here at Hometown Diner

SHOPPING

Hometown Diner is located minutes from many shopping destinations along and in the area of Route 202, and is minutes from the MA/NH Border! Groceries, home goods, auto parts, sporting, footwear, equipment supplies and more!! Come on in next time you are in the area picking up an item(s) and join the Hometown Diner family!

LOCAL RECREATION

Also Minutes from popular MA/NH Destinations such Lake Dennison Recreation area in Winchendon, MA and Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. Here is a popular Scenario for a day visiting area:

monadnock

Here’s a thought for all of you visiting the great State of New Hampshire.  Come on in for our “Hungry Boy” special one fine morning, and once your done, hop in the car and head north on Route 202 to Jaffrey, and take a “stroll” up Mount Monadnock. For those of you not familiar with the Grand Monadnock, here’s some information for you. Oh, and we call it “The Grand Monadnock” just so you know that this is the real one, contrary to other SMALLER mountains that have Monadnock in their names. There is a reason for that as well. Seems that Geologists have taken to use “monadnock” to describe barren mountains. That’s nice, but we have the original!

Mount Monadnock rises to an elevation of 3,165 feet above sea level, and is a full 1,000 feet higher than any other mountain within 30 miles. On a nice clear day, you can actually see Boston! Mount Monadnock traces its name back to the Native American tribe of Abenaki’s, and loosely translated, it means “Mountain that stands alone”.  The mountain receives about 125,000 climbers a year. Just for the record, Mount Fuji in Japan gets around 200,000 a year, so we think that this is the second most climbed mountain in the world. The reason for so many visitors is that due to the general lack of trees at the top, the views, especially in the fall are quite stunning. FYI, the reason for the lack of trees is due to the fact that residents in the early 19th century would set fires to clear land for pastures. Somewhere between 1810 and 1820, the settlers again set fire to the mountain, this time to eliminate alleged hiding spots for wolves. Unfortunately, this particular fire lasted for weeks, and destroyed the topsoil, which pretty much eliminated vegetation above 2,000 feet. There is good news though, as the red spruce trees are in fact making a comeback.

The great thing about hiking the Grand Monadnock is the fact that there are many trails of varying difficulty. The shortest, and steepest is the White Dot Trail and is 2.2 miles. That may not seem like a long trail, but remember, over these 2.2 miles you are ascending 3.165 feet in elevation. There are also 4 additional trails that vary in length from 2.2 miles to 4.4 miles. There are no places to get refills for your water bottle, so make sure that you carry plenty of fluids.

By the time you reach the summit, and make your way back down, we are thinking that not only have you burned the calories from the “Hungry Boy” breakfast, and you are pretty darn hungry. We also think that you should come back, and reward yourself with “The Hometown Burger”.  Wink, wink!