Escape To Sunapee: Things To Do

Plan your visit to Sunapee – it’s the perfect year-round vacation spot! Here’s a list of great places to visit, eat, shop, purchase groceries any time of year. Need a tip on the best places to check out? Email us.

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Bring the Family

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 for swimming, boating, and canoeing. Or visit the local museums, including the Montshire Museum of Science and the Hood Museum of Art.

Depending on the time of year, 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.

Have a Romantic Getaway

Sunapee is an excellent place for lovers and honeymooners. What better way to celebrate your escape or begin your new life together than tucked away in an idyllic 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 head out and dine at the location’s unique restaurants in New London, Newbury, or Sunapee.

Plan 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 nearby 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.

Sunapee Stays Eating Recommendations

The Basics

Sunapee Stays Hikes

Families and Hikers

Sunapee Stays Summer

Summer Activities


Winter Activities