Nashua, New Hampshire, 20 miles to the east, is the closest city to High Mowing, with all the amenities of a metropolitan area, including expansive shopping malls, upscale restaurants, and cultural institutions. 15 miles to the west is the town of Peterborough, famous as the home of the MacDowell Colony, the oldest art colony in the US. But it is also home to great shops, dining, and bookstores. The seacoast and many sandy beaches are an hour’s drive to the east. The White Mountains and the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, famous venues for hiking, camping, and skiing, are two hours to the north.
If you are longing for the city life, Boston is only an hour and half drive away. As one of America's premier cities—with a very large population of students—Boston is an endless source of delight. Regular outings are organized to visit Boston and Cambridge. Each year a bus trip heads off to New York City to spend the day exploring before an evening at the Metropolitan Opera.