The school is in the middle of nowhere, so the best things to do are outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Mountains, lakes, trails, and other beautiful outdoor features await you in Southwest New Hampshire, so get outside and enjoy the fresh air. There are no attractions in town, so Franklin Pierce is not the place for students who are looking to attend plays, musicals, professional sporting events, etc. There are, however, plenty of events to attend on campus.
There are a few restaurants in town, and most students say the best shopping is in Keene. Keene State is the nearest University, and our school has a big rivalry with them in sports.