Mt. Sunapee State Park is located in Newbury, NH and has a state beach along with a state campground. nhstateparks.org/find-parks-trails/mt-sunapee-state-park
The Mt. Sunapee State Park campground is located about a mile from the beach and offers lean-to and platform sites for family camping in a natural setting.
The 4,085 acre lake at Mt. Sunapee State Park Beach is an ideal spot for family and group outings. A boat launch is available with some restrictions. Boat rentals are available. Situated about a mile from the beach, the campground offers lean-to and platform sites for family camping in a natural setting. Notice: Due to the popularity of Mount Sunapee State Park's beach area on nice weekends and holidays, the beach will most likely sell-out in the morning hours. Once the beach area reaches capacity additional beach goers cannot be admitted due to safety concerns. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available. View More
Sunapee State Beach features a picnic rea, public boat launch, bathhouse with restrooms, snack bar and playground. It is a short walk or a minute drive from The Lake Inn at Mt. Sunapee.
The Lake Sunapee Region offers visitors a year round variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. During the spring, summer and fall, visitors enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming in the areas many crystal clear lakes as well as hiking and biking the abundant trails and mountains.
Mount Sunapee Resort offers some of the best skiing & snowboarding in the East. The Adventure Park at Mount Sunapee includes the following: Clipper Ship Chair Lift rides, Canopy Zip Line Tour, Aerial Challenge Course, Championship Disc Golf, 3-D Archery Course, Airbag Jump, Climbing Wall, “Wild Goose Waters” Miniature Golf and Evolution Bike Park. Check the Mount Sunapee Resort website for more information as well as prices and reservations. www.mountsunapee.com.
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair is held at Mount Sunapee Resort starting the first Saturday of August and continuing for 9 days. See the Leagues’ website for tickets and information at www.nhcrafts.org. Call The Lake Inn at Mt. Sunapee early because rooms for this event as rooms go fast!
Cruise Lake Sunapee aboard the MV Mount Sunapee II featuring an open-air top deck and a fully enclosed lower deck so no matter the weather, you can cruise this picturesque lake in comfort. Enjoy the narrated tour and learn the history of the lake, local lore, and points of interest. The boat sails from the town dock in Sunapee Harbor daily at 2:00 pm. www.sunapeecruises.com
Enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the new MV Sunapee Lake Queen featuring a narrated tour by the captain, two decks of enclosed dining, an open air walkway around the top deck and a delicious buffet dinner. The dinner cruise sails from the Sunapee Harbor town dock at 6:30 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day and at 5:30 after Labor Day. Reservations recommended. www.sunapeecruises.com
The John Hay Estate at The Fells is 83.5 acres of beauty and tranquility located on Lake Sunapee. It is one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th century summer estate. Once the summer retreat of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay, it is open to the public and features guided house tours where you will learn about the historic achievements of three generations of Hay family visionaries. Venture outdoors to enjoy the outstanding colorful gardens and woodland walking trails. Children are enchanted when they enter the fairy village and make their own fairy houses. Christmas at The Fells si na exciting and beautiful trip which occurs during the first wek of November. Ask us for 1/2 price tickets. www.thefells.org
New London Barn Playhouse produces vibrant summer theater featuring professional Broadway actors alongside emerging artists. The Barn Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously operating summer theaters in the country. This distinction has gained the Barn Playhouse inclusion in the state's Register of Historic Places. Stay with us to see a show! www.nlbarn.org
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner is dedicated to connecting people with 20,000 years of ongoing Native American cultural expression. MKIM is a great place to bring your entire family to enjoy fun educational tours on beautiful grounds, situated on Abenaki homelands. The Village of Warner and Rollins State Park are nearby. The Museum hosts an annual summer weekend Intertribal Powwow featuring craft contests and drum competitions. www.indianmuseum.org
The Country Club of New Hampshire located ni Sutton, NH, prides themselves on providing the best possible golf experience. The course plays from 6000 to 7000 yards of challenging golf at the foot of the majestic Mount Kearsarge and boasts some of the lushest greens in the state. See why it was twice rated one of the top 75 public golf courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest.
Newport Golf Club was featured in NH Golf Magazine as a hidden gem only minutes away from Lake Sunapee Harbor. This par 71, Phil Wogan design, utilizes the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, streams, and ponds to perfectly frame the 18-holes built on 143 acres. Open to the public. www.newportgolfclub-nh.com
Eastman Golf Links is rated 4 stars by the New England Golf Guide and has been voted the best golf course ni New Hampshire by golfers several times. Regardless of your skill level, you're sure to delight in each of the 18 holes with awesome views and exceptional conditions. A renovated clubhouse, 5 tee options, and a fully trained and knowledgeable staff ensure a wonderful golf experience for every member of your group. For information in season call the golf/ski shop at 603-863-4500 or year-round at www.eastmannh.org/golf-links
Bob Skinners Ski and Sport is the largest ski race shop in the region with ski and snowboard demos and rentals available. They also offer custom boat fitting, ski clothing and accessories. During the summer months they sell or rent wakeboards, water skies and tubes. www.bobskinners.com
Goodhue Boat Company has two rental locations at Lake Sunapee: one in Georges Mills, their "headquarters" from which all powerboat rentals launch while also providing a gas dock, watersport equipment sales, and rental. Our other location in Sunapee Harbor provides paddlesport rentals, retail merchandise, and a full-service gas dock. www.goodhueboat.com/location/lake-sunapee
Meet “The MooseMan” …Rick Libbey Rick has a unique approach to photographing wildlife; he shoots from a kayak using a mix of Nikon film and digital cameras. He has slowly built the MooseMan company and simply loves to share his adventures from the woods. Rick loves to work locally with other businesses and also has a strong recycling theme within the company. MooseMan resides on the board of director’s of Second Chance Wildlife, a facility dedicated to saving baby black bears that have lost their mothers. It is this work that Rick is passionate about as well as spreading the word about how to enjoy wildlife in a respectful manner. Rick resides in Andover, with his wife and partner Donna. www.moosemannaturephotos.com