Lake Sunapee

Lake Sunapee is a 4100 acre lake surrounded by several beautiful state parks in the shadow of Mount Sunapee and Mount Kearsarge. Surrounded by quaint small towns and villages, Lake Sunapee has a delightful, relaxing rural feel.

Lake Sunapee

  Nature Preserves & State Parks

  • Mt. Sunapee State Park, Off Rt. 103, Newbury, NH Hiking, swimming, picnicking, boating, canoe & kayak rentals, fishing, in summer/fall Skiing, snowboarding in winter months.
  • Pillsbury State Park : Off Rt 31, Washington Diverse habitat makes this a home to a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. Network of hiking and mountain biking trails Important link in the Monadnock, Sunapee Greenway, a 51 mile hiking trail that connects Mount Monadnock with Mount Sunapee. Canoeing & warm water fishing.
  • Rollins State Park: Route 103, Warner. Located on southern slope of Mt. Kearsarge. Scenic auto road, picnic area, spectacular views. 1/2 mile trail to summit of Mount Kearsarge.
  • Wadleigh State Park: Rt. 114, Sutton NH Swimming beach on Kezar lake. Picnic area, bathhouse, playing fields.
  • Winslow State Park, Off Route 11, Kearsarge Mountain Road, Wilmont – Located on northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge. Picnic area, spectacular views. One mile trail to summit of Mt Kearsarge. A 1 ¾ mile trail offers a loop possibility.
  • John Hay National Wildlife Refuge – “The Fells” Gardens, hiking trails, Newbury

Events

*League of NH Crafters Fair – Mt Sunapee State Park, Newbury – August *Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race – August, Pinnacle Challenge Multi Sport Adventure – Oct. Newport *Mount Sunapee Bike Race, Newbury May *Winter Carnival – February Newport *Concerts on the Common – Newport Sunday Evenings

Hiking

  • Mount Kearsarge – Access from Winslow and Rollins State Parks

Lake Sunapee Area Boat Access

  • Lake Sunapee – Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee (limited parking), no fee,
  • Georges Mills
  • Sunapee State Park in Newbury (Phone: 763-5561. Web Site: www.nhparks.state.nh.us), Fee
  • On Little Lake Sunapee from Little Sunapee Road (about 1/2 mile east of I-89 Exit 12)
  • Pleasant Lake from the Elkins Business Loop (off Route 11, about 4 miles east of I-89 Exit 11).

Covered Bridges

  • Andover : Cleyville (1887 – 53 ft.) Crosses: Pleasant Stream Location: Jct of NH Rte 11 and NH Rte 4A Keniston (1882 – 64 ft. 6 in.) Crosses: Blackwater River Location: South of US Rte 4, 1 mile west of Andover village
  • Bradford Bement (1854 – 60 ft. 6 in.)Crosses: West branch of Warner River Location: Intersection of NH Rte 103 and Rte 114
  • Cornish Blacksmith Shop (1881- 91 ft.)Crosses: Millbrook, Cornish City Location: 3 miles east of NH Rte 12A. Blow-Me-Down (1877 – 85 ft. 9 in.) Crosses: Blow-Me-Down Brook Location: South of NH Rte 12a, 1 1/2 miles soutwest of Plainfield Village Dingleton (1882 – 77 ft. 9 in.) Crosses: Millbrook, Cornish Mills Location: 1m mile east of NH Rte 12A
  • Langdon McDermott (1869 – 81 ft.) Crosses: Cold River Location: North of NH Rte 123A, 2 miles north of Alstead Village Drewsville (1874 – 34 ft. 6 in.) Crosses: Great Brook Location: 1 mile south of NH Rte 12A at Langdon Village
  • Lebanon Packard Hill (1991 – 76 ft.) Crosses: Mascoma River Location: Riverside Drive, Lebanon
  • Lyme Edgell (1885 – 132 ft.) Crosses: Clay Brook Location: 1 mile south of NH Rte 12, 2 miles south of Orford Village.
  • Newport Corbin (1845 – 96 ft. 2 in.) Crosses: Croyden Branch of the Sugar River Location: one-half mile west of NH Rte 10, north of Newport Village. Pier or Chandler Station (1871 – 2-span 216 ft. 7 in.) Crosses: Sugar River Location: East of Chandler Station Wright’s (1895 – 122 ft.) Crosses: Sugar River Location: West of Chandler Station
  • Plainfield Meriden (1880 – 80 ft.) Crosses: Blood’s Brook Location: 1 mile northwest of NH Rte 120 at Meriden
  • Warner Dalton (1963 – 76 ft. 6 in.) Crosses: Warner River Location: South of NH Rte 103 at Warner Village
  • Waterloo (1972 – 76 ft. 4 in.)Crosses: Warner River Location: South of NH Rte 103, 2 miles west of Warner Village

Other Recreation

Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating, shopping, golf, terrific dining, lodging and camping options. Ice-skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing in the winter months.

Amenities

    Handicap Friendly
    Internet Access
    Meeting Space Available
    Onsite Restaurant
    Open Year Round
    Pet Friendly
    Pool
    Waterfront

Upcoming Featured Events

Feb 03

15th Annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival at the Remick

February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Remick Museum & Farm
Tamworth Village
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