You can swim in the clear, cool water, sail in the steady, gentle breeze, or fish for salmon, trout, perch and bass in waters that can reach as deep as 100 feet. Rent a boat or windsurfer, or ride one of the cruise ships that tour the lake. Hike the well-marked trails on Mt. Sunapee. In winter, the mountain is one of the most popular ski areas in northern New England. Each August the State Park is the site for the nation's oldest crafts event -The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair.
Claremont and Newport each have their own Opera Houses, while Lebanon is home to the well-known AVA Gallery. Garden lovers shouldn't miss the Fells/John Hay National Wildlife Refuge or Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. The former home, gardens, and studio of one of America's greatest sculptors.
In order to preserve one of the most cherished and historic summer stock theaters in the country,The New London Barn Playhouse produces vibrant theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals.
The Lake Sunapee region is named for the a spectacular lake and the mountain that rises from its southern shore. Nine miles long and three miles wide, Lake Sunapee is crystal clear and sparkling clean. The lake's rocky shore with its three working lighthouses is broken by wonderful sandy beaches, most notably the public beach at Mt. Sunapee State Park, a four-minute walk from Sunapee Lake Lodge.
Mount Sunapee offers a variety of hiking trails to the summit. The Summit Trail, located at the base of the Ridge Trail, is a pleasant two-mile hike through the woods. The trail follows the Ridge Trail to the summit and brings you to the back side of the Summit Lodge. During the Craftsmen's Fair, and also during the fall foliage season, the Sunapee Express detachable quad chairlift opens to transport guests to the summit to enjoy the 360-degree view.
The New London Barn Playhouse produces vibrant theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals within, and in order to preserve, one of the most cherished and historic summer stock theaters in the country.
The Old Fort at #4 - Living History Museum
The Old Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum in Charlestown provides a glimpse of life on the frontier between New England and New France from 1740 to 1760.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
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