Things To Do – Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast (2022)

The inn is a short walk to the Fells John Hay Estate, with scenic views, lovely woods trails and beautiful gardens. The Fells also offers historic guided tours, nature lectures and art shows The nature and hiking trails are open year-round, dawn to dusk.

For those more adventurous, cross the street from the Fells and climb Sunset Hill. The view is well worth the effort!

A short drive to Mount Sunapee Resort for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking and seasonal special events including the New Hampshire Craftsman’s Fair, the Oldest Craft Fair in America, is a must see for visitors. Visiting the New Mount Sunapee Adventure Park is a must if you enjoy the thrill of a zip line, tree top obstacle course, mountain guided segway tour and so much more.

Jump in the lake at nearby Newbury Harbor or take a short drive to the public sandy beach at Lake Sunapee State Park, where it’s a lovely place to have a picnic or just swim, sun and watch the sailboats. Kayaks can be rented right at the beach.

Only minutes away, enjoy great restaurants, quaint local shops and seasonal activities in nearby New London. It’s the ending to a perfect summer day enjoying a play at the New London Barn Playhouse.

Many local opportunities abound for golfing, hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and much much more.

Area and Cultural Attractions

Claremont Opera House
City Hall, Claremont, NH
603-542-4433
http://www.claremontoperahouse.com

Colby-Sawyer College
http://www.colby-sawyer.edu

Dartmouth College
Hanover NH 03755
603-646-1110
http://dartmouth.edu

The Fells-Historic Estate and Gardens
456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH
603-763-4789
http://www.thefells.org

Hopkins Center for the Arts
6041 Lower Level Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH 603-646-2422
http://hop.dartmouth.edu

Kimball Union Academy
64 Main Street Meriden NH 03770
603-469-2000
http://www.kua.org

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Kearsarge Mt. Rd., Warner, NH
603-456-3244
http://www.indianmuseum.org

Musterfield Field Farm Museum
Harvey Rd., North Sutton, NH
603-927-4276
http://www.musterfieldfarm.com/

New London Barn Playhouse
84 Main Street New London NH 03257
603-526-4631
http://nlbarn.org

New Hamphire Telephone Museum
22 East Main Street, Warner, NH
603-456-2234
http://www.nhtelephonemuseum.com

New London Historical Society
Little Sunapee Rd., New London, NH
603-526-6564
http://www.newlondonhistoricalsociety.org

Newport Opera House
20 Main St., Newport, NH
603-863-2412
http://www.newportoperahouse.com

Proctor Academy
204 Main Street Andover NH 03216
603-735-6000
http://www.proctoracademy.org/

Sunapee Community Coffee House
Sunapee Harbor
http://www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org/

Sunapee Cruises
Sunapee Harbor, NH
603-938-6465
Cruise around Lake Sunapee on a narrated tour.
http://www.sunapeecruises.com

Sunapee Historical Society Museum
Sunapee Harbor, NH
603-763-9872 Link

Saint Gaudens National Park
139 Saint Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH
603-675-2175
http://www.sgnhs.org

State Parks and Outdoors

Alden of Sunapee
Kayak sales and rentals
71 Main Street Newport NH 03773
603-863-5327
http://www.aldenofsunapee.com

Bob Skinners Ski and Sports
411 Route 103 Newbury NH 03255
603-763-2303
http://www.bobskinners.net

Great River Outfitters
Dog Sled Rides, Sleigh Rides
36 Park Road Windsor VT 05089
802-345-8248
http://www.greatriveroutfitters.com

Kayak Country
Kayak and paddleboard rentals and tours
27 Kearsage Valley Road Wilmot NH 03287
603-381-8685
http://www.kayakcountry.com

North Star Canoe
Canoe and Kayak rentals and tours
1356 NH Route 12 A Cornish NH 03745
603-542-6929
http://www.kayak-canoe.com

Path of Life
36 Park Road Windsor VT 05089
802-345-8248
http://www.greatriveroutfitters.com

Sargents Marina
Boat rentals
19 Cooper Street George’s Mills NH 03751 603-763-5036
http://www.sargetnsmarina.net

The Tackle Shack
Fishing equipment sales and rentals, archery
894 Route 103 Newbury NH 03255
603-763-5508
http://www.thetackleshack.biz

Village Sports New London
Cross country ski rentals, skate rentals
394 Main Street New London NH 03257
603-526-4948
http://www.villagesportsllc.com

New Hampshire Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nhstateparks.org/

NH Fish and Game
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us

New Hampshire State Parks Opening/Closing Schedules
http://www.nhstateparks.org

Gardner Memorial Wayside Park
Route 4A, Wilmot, NH 603-485-2034
Gardner Memorial Wayside Park is part of Gile State Forest, which spans 6,675 acres. The Wayside includes a memorial to Walter C. Gardner II, whose father established Gile State Forest. In addition to the scenic picnic area with picnic tables, it is also a popular place for hiking. Gardner Memorial Wayside Park is unstaffed but is open to the public year-round at no charge. There is no winter maintenance.

Rollins State Park
Route 103, Warner, NH 603-456-3808
Located in the town of Warner, Rollins State Park is situated on the south slope of Mt. Kearsarge. A 3-1/2 mile long scenic auto road rises from the park entrance through woodlands to the parking and picnic areas. The picnic area, located in a natural wooded glen beneath granite ledges, is historically referred to as the”Garden.” It affords views that stretch from Mt. Monadnock to the hills of New Hampshire’s coastal plain. The summits of Pack Monadnock, Crotched and Uncanoonuc Mountains, the hills of central Massachusetts, and the Boston skyline are visible on the horizon, while the Mink Hills and Merrimack River Valley can be seen nearby. A one-half mile trail to the summit of Mt.Kearsarge leaves from the picnic area. The Park is open daily from mid-June to late October, and weekends only from late October to November 11.

Sunapee State Beach and State Park
Route 103, Newbury, NH 603-763-5561
This major recreation area in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region offers year-round activities. In the winter, alpine skiing is available at Mt. Sunapee Resort, owned by the state of New Hampshire and managed by the Okemo Mountain Resort. Enjoy hiking, swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming in the summer/fall months. The campground now offers 5 lean-to sites for family camping. Sunapee State Beach is situated about a mile from the campground and offers many amenities. Sunapee State Park is open daily from mid-June to Labor Day. The 4,085 acre lake at Sunapee State Beach is an ideal spot for family and group outings – enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking. The Beach has a store, canoe and kayak rentals, a playground, and a new bathhouse. A boat launch is available with some restrictions. Pets are not allowed on the beach.

Wadleigh State Park
Route 114, Sutton, NH 603-927-4724
Wadleigh State Beach offers swimming on beautiful Kezar Lake. Tall pine trees shade the picnic sites located adjacent to the beach, making it an ideal location for families and group outings. Amenities in the park include a bathhouse, picnic tables, and playing fields. The park is open weekends only from mid-May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to Labor Day. The admission fee is $3.00, children 11 and under are admitted free.

Winslow State Park
Route 11, Wilmot, NH 603-526-6168
Winslow State Park is located on the northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge in Wilmot, New Hampshire. The picnic area is on an 1,820-foot plateau with outstanding views of the White Mountains to the north and the taller of the southern and central Vermont peaks. Mt. Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, and Pleasant Lake dominate the closer landscape. A one-mile foot trail leads from the picnic area to the summit of Mt.Kearsarge. A 1- 3/4 mile trail offers a loop possibility. The Park is open weekends from mid-April to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to early November. Admission to the Park is $3.00; children 11 and under are admitted free of charge.

Antiques & Other Shopping

Dorr Mill Store
Rt. 11, Newport, NH
800-846-3677
http://www.dorrmillstore.com/

Fiber Studio
9 Foster Hill Rd, Henniker NH
603-428-7830
http://www.fiberstudio.com

Hodgepodge Yarns & Fibers
Belknap Ave., Newport NH
603-863-7195

Hubert’s Dept. Store
Intersection Newport and County Roads, New London, NH 603-526-4032
& 46-54 Main Street, Newport, NH 603-863-2234

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Main Street Bookends
Main St., Warner, NH
603-456-2700
http://www.mainstreetbookends.com/

Morgan Hill Book Store
253 Main St, New London, NH
603-526-5850

Old Road Antiques
9 Old Sutton Rd., Bradford, NH
603-938-2833

Prospect Hill Antiques
Prospect Hill Rd., Sunapee, NH
603-763-9676

The Renaissance Shop
107 Newport Rd., New London, NH
603-526-6711
http://www.therenaissanceshoppe.com

Sunapee Landing Trading Company
356 Route 103 Sunapee NH 03782
603-863-2275
http://www.sunapee-landing.com

Hiking

The Fells-Historic Estate and Gardens
456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH
603-763-4789
http://www.thefells.org

Geocaching http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1VEEZ_eagles-nest-newbury-trail-series

Northern Rail Trail
www.fnrt.org
The Northern Rail Trail goes through the towns of Danbury, Wilmot, Andover, Franklin, and Boscawen in Merrimack County

Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition

The Greenway


A 75-mile emerald necklace of hiking trails, surrounding Lake Sunapee, crossing Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains, and maintained by Greenway volunteers.

SRKG Trail Maps & Guides
http://www.srkg.com/mapsguides.htm
The maps and guides provided here are the same as they appear in the newly published SRKG Trail Guide (August, 2003), and so are completely up to date as of January 1, 2004. Changes in trail alignment could occur at any time; just follow the trail markers and any signs along the trail.

Golfing

Baker Hill Golf
101 Baker Hill Road, Newbury, NH
603-763-8900
http://www.bakerhill.org

Country Club of New Hampshire
Kearsarge Valley Rd, No Sutton, NH
603-927-4246
http://www.playgolfne.com/ccnh/

Eastman Golf Links
Clubhouse Lane, Grantham, NH
603-863-4240
http://www.eastmannh.com

Grantham Indoor-Full Swing Golf Simulator
163 Yankee Barn Rd, Grantham, NH
603-865-9800
http://www.granthamindoor.com

Newport Golf Club,
Unity Rd, Newport, NH
603 863-7787
http://www.newport-golf.com

Ragged Mountain Resort
620 Ragged Mountain Road. Danbury, NH 603-768-3600
http://www.raggedmountainresort.com
/golf.php

Downhill Skiing
Within a few miles you can enjoy premier New Hampshire ski areas.

Mount Sunapee
Rt. 103, Sunapee, NH
http://www.mtsunapee.com

Pats Peak
Rt. 114, Henniker, NH
http://www.patspeak.com

Proctor Academy
204 Main Street, Andover, NH
603-735-6000
http://www.proctoracademy.org
A downhill ski area and ski jumping.

Ragged Mountain Resort
620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury, NH
http://www.RaggedMountainResort.com

Crosscountry Skiing and Snowshoeing

Eastman Cross-Country Center
-Skiing & snowshoeing and rentals
Grantham, NH

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Norsk
-Skiing ,snowshoeing, lessons and rentals
258 Stagecoach Rd. Sunapee, NH
603-763-5571

Pine Hill Ski Club
Mountain Road, Wilmot Flat, NH
603-381-8685

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Proctor Academy
204 Main Street, Andover, NH
603-735-6000
http://www.proctoracademy.org
17 miles of cross country skiing,
open to the public

Snowmobiling Information

Kearsarge Trail Snails Snowmobile Club-Trail Map

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Lake Sunapee Snow Mobile Club

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