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About Sunapee, New Hampshire

The Perfect Family Vacation

The whole family is sure to love a relaxing getaway in the Lake Sunapee Region. Lake Sunapee is surrounded by the towns of Sunapee, New London and Newbury.  Check out charming Sunapee Harbor, Newbury Harbor or downtown New London, each with their own restaurants and shops.  For a day at the lake, there’s Mount Sunapee State Park Beach, the perfect location for swimming, boating, and canoeing. Or, if you prefer, you can visit the local museums, including the Montshire Museum of Science and the Hood Museum of Art.

Of course, depending on the time of year, you could spend a day at the League of NH Crafters Fair or the Winter Carnival in Newbury. Bike racing is another popular activity in the region, including the Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race held every summer.

A Romantic Getaway

For couples, spending a few days in a the Lake Sunapee area is the perfect romantic hideaway. Accommodations include all of the conveniences of home in private and comfortable locations, all within close proximity of Mount Sunapee and Lake Sunapee.  All vacation rentals include kitchens, a living room, a gas grill, wifi, air conditioning, and outdoor space with either a fire pit or fire table.

You can rent a cozy cottage or a Treehouse!   From there, you can explore the area, ski at Mount Sunapee, cruise Lake Sunapee or wander into town and check out some shops.

Sunapee is also an excellent place for honeymooners. What better way to celebrate your new life together as a couple than tucked away in an idyllic rental home in the Lake Sunapee Area? Escape the pressures of day-to-day life for a few days and spend time together in Sunapee Harbor. Cook a delicious meal in your pet-friendly cottage or go into town to dine at the location’s unique restaurants in New London, Newbury, or Sunapee.

Have an Adventure

For those looking for an outdoor adventure, the Sunapee region has it all. Nature-lovers will enjoy the beauty of the wild surroundings, the hiking trails, skiing and other outdoor activities. Take in the refreshing air as you explore the waters of the near by lakes or hike Mount Kearsarge. Rent a boat to go fishing or a canoe to explore the 6.5 square miles of Lake Sunapee. Clear your head in the natural surroundings or check out the Mount Sunapee Adventure Center to go zip-lining.

Stay Any Time of Year

Of course, the warmer months are not the only time you can visit the lakes region. Vacation rentals are available all year round for those looking for some of the best skiing and snowboarding around. For instance, Mount Sunapee offers some excellent skiing and snowboarding.

What’s more, the area has trails for cross-country skiing. There are also trails for snow-shoeing to get out and enjoy the splendor of the snowy woodlands. During the winter months, you can also go ice skating and ice fishing as well.

More About the Sunapee Region

Need more? One of the great things about the Sunapee region is that it’s close to a number of famous New England towns. In addition, Dartmouth, Colby-Sawyer and Proctor Academy are within a short drive.  Or, take a trip from Boston for a weekend escape.

What’s more, nature preserves and state parks surround Lake Sunapee. Each one has plenty of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. From picnicking to kayaking, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.

  • Mount Sunapee State Park has swimming, hiking, picnicking, canoe and kayak rentals, boating, and fishing. During the winter months, it also has a snowboard and ski resort.
  • Rollins State Park is located on the southern slope of Mount Kearsarge. Activities include a scenic drive, picnicking, and mountain views. It also has a ½ mile trail to the summit of Mount Kearsarge.
  • Pillsbury State Park contains a diverse population of wildlife, including loons and moose. It also has numerous hiking and mountain biking trails that connect Mt. Monadnock with Mt. Sunapee, canoeing, and warm water fishing.
  • Winslow State Park is located on the northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge. It has amazing views, a picnic area, and a one-mile hike to the summit of Mt. Kearsarge.
  • Wadleigh State Park has a beach where you can swim in Kezar Lake, a bathhouse, picnicking, and playing fields.
  • John Hay National Wildlife Refuge has many hiking trails and is home to the beautiful gardens known as “The Fells.”

As you can see, the many state parks in the Sunapee region have a lot to offer. For anyone who likes to get outdoors, there’s plenty of nature to enjoy.

Sunapee Stays is Here to Help

Whether you’re looking for adventure or to explore all that New England in the United States has to offer, the Lake Sunapee region is a beautiful place to start. Our customer service team is here to help you find the perfect vacation home. From beautiful autumn hiking to picturesque cross-country skiing, we’re here for you.

No matter what brings you to the region, a vacation in the Lake Sunapee area is one you won’t soon forget. There’s a range of accommodation options available to choose from, from Treehouses to entire houses, but don’t be overwhelmed. Take your time and let us help you book the perfect vacation, whether it is a family trip or a romantic escape.

Please check in online or give us a call to find the Lake Sunapee area vacation rental that’s right for you!