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Mount Sunapee State Park lies in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region in Newbury, NH, and is accessible through the 86 Beach Access Road. It has an elevation of 1,923 feet and offers year-round outdoor activities. Activities on the water are popular in the summertime, and winter brings opportunities for skiing. The nearest cities to the park are Newbury (3.3 miles), New London (10 miles), and Claremont (18 miles). On average, the temperature varies between 10°F and 78°F throughout the year, with comfortable summers and freezing snowy winters.
Spring 38-68 F
Summer 58-78 F
Fall 38-68 F
Winter 10-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach
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Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort
As the name suggests, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort is great for RV trips. It sits on the shores of the Danforth ponds and offers picturesque views. Its proximity to the local attractions makes it a worthy place to stay. The campground is pet-friendly and has great cell reception. Some other features to expect include:
Week-long festivals and themed weekends
Panoramic views of Ossipee Lake and Green Mountain
Art and craft lessons
Ashuelot River Campground
Ashuelot River Campground is in the Monadnock region. It is surrounded by several attractions, including the tourist city of Keene. Other attractions include Cheshire Children’s Museum, Cheshire Rail Trail, Monadnock State Park, and Pisgah State Park. Attractive features to expect at the campground include:
Several hiking trails
Back-in and pull-through sites
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What to Do at
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach
Inside Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach
There is a range of thrilling activities that you can enjoy while at the park. Some need special equipment while others do not. You can enjoy great views as you explore the park via hiking, camping, swimming, boating, skiing, mountain biking, and zip-lining. There are special packages for all-day activities that you can enjoy with family and friends.
Outside Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach
There are plenty of things to do and see in and around Sunapee. You'll find great restaurants, shops, and attractions to visit during your stay at Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach. Make sure to check out the following.
Suna Restaurant has rave reviews for its excellent American cuisine. It is an upscale restaurant offering a range of food choices, including steaks and seafood. It also has a bar menu as well as specialty cocktails and beer selections.
Location: 6 Brook Rd, Sunapee, NH 03782
Wildwood Smokehouse offers great BBQ. You can also enjoy a range of nice drinks, especially if you are a fan of margaritas.
Location: 45 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782
While enjoying the beauty of the country, a good breakfast and lunch go a long way in making the experience memorable. Fenton’s Landing has a reputation for awesome breakfasts and lunches. They also make great coffees, sandwiches, and salads.
Location: 75 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782
This is a lakeside restaurant on Sunapee Harbor. The Anchorage offers you a great experience as you enjoy sumptuous meals on the deck overlooking the lake. The evening drinks and dinners can be fun, especially with live music.
Location: 71 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782
This bar/restaurant is at the entrance to Mount Sunapee. The Salt Hill Pub Shanty has a fun atmosphere with great Irish-American food. The restaurant features live music on Saturday nights.
Type: Irish, American
Location: 1407 NH-103 Newbury, NH 03255
If you are looking for ice skates, roller skis, or cross-country skis, then Nordic Skater is the place to be. They offer a wide selection of skis and skates, with over 30 models in their inventory. They allow you to try the items around the store or in the parking lot before you buy them.
Location: 4 Rt 103A, Newbury, NH 03255
This shop has a long history of selling fine antiques. The Prospect Hill Antiques Barn shop been offering antiques, home décor, and original fine art in the Lake Sunapee area since 1976.
Location: 242 Prospect Hill Rd, Sunapee, NH 03782
Bob Skinner’s Ski & Sports offers ski and snowboard equipment for rent. It also offers tuning services at a reasonable price. Visit the store for all your outdoor equipment and clothing needs.
Location: 411 NH-103 Newbury, NH 03255
This antique shop is just a minute away from the Rte 103 indoor flea market. It stocks a wide range of antiques and gift items. Bears Head Antiques also stocks greenhouse vegetables and plants seasonally.
Location: 540 NH-103 Newbury, NH 03255
The Fells is an awesome facility offering beautiful scenery. It has gardens and a National Wildlife Refuge. You can also tour the historic home or take a walk along its trails that give you a magnificent view of Lake Sunapee.
Location: 456 New Hampshire, Newbury, NH 03255
The New London Barn Playhouse offers theater lovers a brilliant experience during the summer. It features emerging artists along with accomplished professionals who present excellent and entertaining creations.
Location: 84 Main St, New London, NH 03257
Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm is a great place to visit, especially with the children. The friendly and professional staff will guide you through a tour of the farm, taking you through the production process.
Location: 648 Bradford Rd, Newport, NH 03773
Bell Cove Historic Caboose Museum
For most people, this comes as an unexpected sightseeing bonus. The small museum houses memorabilia from the Concord-Claremont line by B&M Railroad, which operated between the 1870s and the 1950s.
Location: NH State Route 103 Near Mount Sunapee State Park, Newbury, NH 03255
How to Get to
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach
There are different routes you can take to get to the park depending on where you are coming from. Generally, if you are coming from Newbury, NH, take NH-103A S and head southwest. After about three minutes, turn right to join NH Route 103 W. Take a left turn onto NH-103B S and head straight to Mount Sunapee Rd. The road will take you to the park.
From Lebanon, NH, or areas to the northwest of the park:
• Drive about 16 miles on I-89 South.
• Exit at 12A to NH-114 and follow 11 West and 103B South for eight miles.
• When you get into the Newbury traffic circle, follow the signs to the park.
From Keene, NH, or the southeast regions:
• Take Route 10 North for 30 miles to Brook Road in Goshen, NH.
• Take a right turn on Brook Road and drive for five miles.
• Take a right turn onto 103 E and follow it to the Newbury traffic circle.
• Follow the signs leading to the park.
From the Boston-Logan International Airport area:
• Take I-93 North from the Boston metro area and follow it for 65 miles.
• Exit to I-89 North and head on to I89N for 21 miles.
• Take Exit 9 for NH-103 West and head to Warner/Bradford before taking 103 W for 15 miles.
• Follow the signs from the Newbury traffic circle to the park.
Entering Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach Entry fee (visitors ages 11-65): $5.0
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach Entry fee (visitors ages 6-11): $2.0
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach Entry fee (visitors under age 5 and over the age of 65): $0.0
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