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MOUNT SUNAPEE STATE PARK
LOCATION - Take Exit 9 off I-89 and follow New Hampshire north to Newbury. The park is 3 miles southwest of Newbury and 3 miles south of Sunapee.
ACTIVITIES - The park is open year-round. Hike the trails, purchase refreshments, and enjoy a picnic. Go swimming from the large beach, boating, canoeing, sailboarding, and fishing for salmon and lake trout in 10-mile-long Lake Sunapee.
During the summer, take a scenic chairlift ride up 2,743-foot Mount Sunapee. On top, get a bite to eat in the cafeteria after you've checked the various views from the observation platform. Visit the exhibition trout pool near the base building where you can also get something to eat. Attend the annual Craftsmen's Fair held each August.
Take a narrated cruise aboard the M/V Mount Sunapee II. Cruises go daily from Sunapee Harbor from mid-May to mid-October. To reach the harbor, go to River Road off New Hampshire 91 and 89. Go to the blinking light on New Hampshire 11 on Sunapee Harbor. For information, call 603-763-4030. The M/V Kearsarge also has dinner cruises. For information, call 603-763-5477.
Mount Sunapee has the largest alpine ski area between Boston and the White Mountains with 30 trails. For skiing conditions, call 603-763-2356. You can also go cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
Fells Historic Site in the John Hay National Wildlife Refuge is in Newbury on New Hampshire 103A. Hike the trails, take a garden tour, a guided tour of the house, and attend interpretive programs. It's open weekends and holidays from late June-October. For information, call 603-763-5041.
Attend the Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair in Newbury in August.
Sunapee Historical Society's Museum in Sunapee Harbor has artifacts of old Sunapee and its steamboat era. Call for times: 603-763-2101.
For a scenic drive, follow New Hampshire 103A and 103B around Lake Sunapee.
Mount Sunapee State Park
Newbury, New Hampshire 03255 603-763-2356