Memorial Day weekend is here! Finally, everything is suddenly open and bustling with energy – especially down at the Harbor where you’ll find a cozy selection of shopping, eating and waterfront activities in this quaint, vibrant community. Sunapee Harbor is right around the corner from The LODGE – here’s a small list of picks to enjoy while you’re staying here with us.
Experience the fun of a scenic daytime excursion on the MV MT Sunapee II or enjoy an evening dinner cruise aboard the their newest in the fleet, the 69-foot Sunapee Lake Queen restaurant ship, a gentle ride along the shores with amazing views. The boat sails from the town dock in Sunapee Harbor: check their schedule at SunapeeCruises.com.
Sunapee Farmers Market
Held every Saturday through Labor Day in Sunapee Harbor, with vendors that sell only items grown, raised, baked, created, or prepared within 75 miles of Sunapee. Fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs, honey and maple syrup, all manner of baked goods, sweet and savory, jams, mustards, sauces and lots more. Also local craftspeople offering a rich assortment of pottery, jewelry, wooden bowls, and other wares. Check out their vendor list at SunapeeFarmersMarket.com.
Sunapee River Walk
The Harbor offers kayaking, shopping, waterfront dining, picnicking, fishing, free music, narrated boat tours, ice cream and so much more. You can also visit the Sunapee Historical Museum where you will find wonderful pictures and nostalgia of the bygone Steamboat Era and the grand hotels that once graced the shores of Lake Sunapee. A list of businesses and history of Sunapee Harbor is on their website, SunapeeHarborRiverway.com.
Performances, concerts, art shows, exhibits, classes and community events are demonstrating the versatility and viability of this wonderful old building as a gathering place for both tourists and townspeople alike. The last surviving commercial structure remaining from Sunapee’s steamboat era, The Livery was built as a horse stable to serve the needs of the adjacent Harbor House Hotel. It’s worth a stop in to see what’s happening. Check their events calendar at TheLivery.org.
DON’T FORGET: The LODGE is minutes from these and other events/destinations at Sunapee Harbor. Let us be your home base while you’re exploring the Sunapee region – click HERE to book today!