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Visiting the Lake Sunapee area in the fall is the perfect time to visit. Not only can you get acquainted with the charming New England architecture but you can enjoy the Lake Sunapee region without the hustle and bustle of summer tourists.

You will be greeted with the magnificent colors of fall leaves, hot apple cider, and a slower pace of life as the locals hunker down for fall events and the upcoming holidays.


Annual Kearsarge Klassic Bike Randonnee
If you love to bike, you don’t want to miss this all day bike event. The Annual Kearsarge Klassic Bike Randonnee gives bikers a chance to challenge themselves on varying levels of difficulty while enjoying the scenic routes.

The race will begin and end at the New London Historical Society. Get revved up with a homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner made for all participants.


Mount Sunapee Annual Fall Festival Pig Roast and BBQMount Sunapee Annual Fall Festival Pig Roast and BBQ
If you are visiting the Lake Sunapee area this fall, you definitely should participate in the Annual Fall Festival Pig Roast and BBQ for some comfort food and entertainment. There’s no better way to celebrate fall than with a hay wagon ride, delicious barbeque and corn bread, and live music.

The sky rides are available for individuals interested in kicking back and examining the fall foliage – a great opportunity to take pictures. Your kids won’t be bored at this fall event; there is a variety of games including: 2-person wheelbarrow race, water balloon toss, pumpkin carving contest, donut on a string, and more. This is a terrific event to share with family and friends, so don’t miss out!

Wilmot Scarecrow Festival
Wilmot Scarecrow Festival

Get your creativity on in this Annual Wilmot Scarecrow Festival. Place your decorative scarecrow in your front yard or at the WCA’s Red Barn (64 Village Road, Wilmot). Scarecrows will be judged by the Wilmot Garden Club. For more information check out:

Annual Chocolate Fest Challenge
If you are a chocoholic, then you will want to clear your schedule for the Annual Chocolate Fest Challenge at Mount Sunapee Resort. Here, you will step into a chocolate lover’s dream as chocolatiers and pastry chefs make divine treats for you to try so you can vote for your favorite.

The tantalizing chocolate displays will have you coming off your diets and reaching for the samples. Along with the participants, a panel of New Hampshire judges will vote and prizes will be awarded for best chocolate and best display.

There is also a silent auction and chairlift rides. So, munch on some chocolate and listen to some live music at this tasty fest that you don’t want to miss.

Annual Turkey Trot
Annual Turkey Trot


Annual Turkey Trot
Before the snow hits, bring your friends and family to the Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot 5k (or the 1k Chicken Run). Dress up in your best costume and hit the pavement with your fellow runners. The award ceremony takes place after the race; a prize will be given for best costume. Register at:




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