Peruse the best of local artwork at Sharon Arts Center (20–40 Depot Square, Peterborough, 603/924-7256, www.sharonarts.org , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Thu., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun.), where a fine arts gallery flanks a craft store filled with elegant silver jewelry, oversized vases, woven blankets, and etchings.
Organic produce comes straight from the on-site fields of Rosaly’s Garden (Rte. 101, Peterborough, 603/924-7774, www.rosalysgarden.com , 9 a.m.–6 p.m., mid-May–mid-Oct.), where farmer Rosaly has been using non-chemical growing methods for years before it became trendy.
Don’t leave town without a trip to Bacon’s (72 Dublin Rd., Jaffrey, 603/532-8836, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; call ahead for Sun. hours) sugar house, one of the oldest maple syrup makers around. Taste the house’s just-made golden syrups, then buy some for the road.