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The perfect New England small town would have a Main Street lined by historic inns, stunning mountain views, peaceful lakes reflecting cottage-dotted shores and a traditional hill-top college campus, graced by majestic Oak trees. Just over 8 miles Northeast of Sunapee, New London is that jewel – a perfect destination for recreation, dining, shopping and sightseeing.
People visit New London year-round to enjoy recreation in a beautiful setting. Village Sports has all the equipment you’ll need to have fun! Purchase or rent bicycles, kayaks, snowshoes and ice skates.
Come summertime, one can enjoy swimming or canoeing around beautiful Pleasant Lake. Enjoy a round of golf along the shores of Little Lake Sunapee. Relax outdoors with a new novel. Morgan Hill Bookstore carries a wide array of reading selections. Seeking adventure? Take a springy walk around the Philbrick-Cricenti Bog and see the unusual vegetative species indicative of a kettle hole bog system or if you are looking for a longer hike spend several hours exploring the Webb Forest trails.
In the winter season, children love to skate on the Bob Andrews Memorial Ice Rink, conveniently located in between the town offices and the New London Inn. There is even a warming hut built by the Cub Scouts where skaters can rest.
While you’re in town, visit the New London Historical Society and get a glimpse of what life was like in the 19th century. The village depicts rural New England life. Visitors can take a guided tour of the carriage and sleigh museums and then walk around various buildings including an herb garden, a school house, a blacksmith shop, a violin-making shop, a fire house, and several more!
If motors get your engine revving, be sure to stop by the William F. Kidder Ice House, where you will find an extensive collection of antique cars and New London memorabilia on display. Admission is free!
Art and culture are thriving in New London. Escape from reality TV by taking in a live performance at the cherished New London Barn Playhouse. The summer stock theatre has been staging plays and musicals since 1933, and features notable alumni including actor Taye Diggs, famed composer Steven Schwartz, and Emmy Award winner Phillip Rosenthal.
On Fridays, catch a free concert at the town bandstand and then catch some fireflies with your kids on Sargent Common. Enjoy mingling with others over a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres? Attend an art opening up at Colby-Sawyer College’s Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery. Each academic year, the college hosts seven major exhibitions and related public events. Admission is free and events are open to the public.
If attending the exhibit inspires the artist within, Back Room Art Supplies has all of the materials you’ll ever need to create your own body of work. They even provide custom framing services to preserve your art for generations to enjoy. Those who prefer textiles can find the finest yarns, patterns and supplies at Knit New London.
Artisans Workshop has an eclectic mix of items, many featuring local NH artists. Just look for the brightly painted Adirondack chairs. Boutique shops Serendipity and Allioops are a feast for the eyes and fun for everyone!
Gourmet Garden specializes in regional products packaged with country flare. Shoppers seeking garments will be pleased with the fine selections available at LisAnn’s and Hubert’s. LisAnn’s specializes in lingerie, sleepwear, warm wear, hosiery and women’s essentials. Kids lost a glove or hat? Wish you had packed that fleece vest after all? No problem! Hubert’s Family Outfitters carries items for the whole family, including popular brands like Carhartt, Columbia, Patagonia, Clarks, Burton, Healthtex, and more.
Visitors to the area will be impressed that despite New London’s cozy, small town feel, there are many wonderful restaurant choices. Discerning diners will delight in the delicious entrees at The Millstone, the fresh, homemade fare and warm pub atmosphere at Peter Christian’s Tavern, and the wide selection of microbrews available at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille.
Looking for a casual dining experience? Pizza Chef has been serving up delicious pizza and subs for more than 25 years. Those seeking a more elegant ambiance can dine at one of the many local inns – The Coach House Restaurant at The New London Inn, or The Oak and Grain Restaurant at the Inn at Pleasant Lake. All of the Inns serve creative cuisine with style and excellence. Reservations recommended!
New London is a fun, year-round destination for everyone. It’s beautiful and inviting in all seasons. Come visit soon, and begin building your own special memories of this charming town.
For more information about events in New London see our Events Calendar page.
New London Restaurants
|Cataleya’s Caribbean Bar & Grill
Caribbean and Venezulan-style food ranging from traditional Jerk-seasoned chicken over coconut ride to a black bean risotto, to an eclectic pizza menu which will truly make your tastebuds dance.
420 Main Street, New London
Call (603) 526-6600
|The Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn
Some of the freshest haute cuisine in New England. Reservations Recommended
353 Main Street, New London
Serving dinner Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
|The Millstone at 74 Main
American cuisine with European flair.
Flavorful, creative dining with an extensive wine selection. Wine tasting on most Friday evenings.
74 Newport Road, New London
|Traditions Restaurant at Lake Sunapee Country Club
Exceptional cuisine that draws diners from all over the area. A beautiful country setting with lovely gardens and sweeping fairway views of Mt. Kearsarge.
Lake Sunapee Country Club
100 Country Club Lane
|Arctic Dreams Ice Cream
394 Main Street – across from the bandstand
Open 363 days
New London, NH, 03257
Mon – Thurs: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
|The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
Great food, atmosphere, entertainment, and an amazing view of Mt. Kearsarge.
155 Route 11 (Crocket’s Corner), New London
|Hole in the Fence Café
Serves a variety of (gluten-friendly) pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and a vast array of specialty coffee drinks. They also host a rotating exhibit of local art.
402 Main St, New London, NH 03257
|Oak and Grain
Serving inspired New England cuisine for brunch and dinner. Cocktail Reception begins at 6:15 pm
Dinner Seating is at 7:00 pm
Open to the public Wednesday – Sunday.
853 Pleasant Street, New London. 603-526-6271
This staple of the town now serves breakfast all day! Classic diner food and ice cream bar.
293 Newport Rd, New London, NH 03257
|Peter Christian’s Tavern
A varied menu that includes a wide selection of soups, hearty beef stew, fluffy quiches, unique sandwiches, and many vegetarian specialties,
186 Main St. New London. Will be closing in March 2017 for renovation.
The New London branch of this local chain serves pizza, sandwiches, and salads, but allows the ice cream store, Arctic Dream’s, next door to handle dessert.
394 Main St, New London, NH 03257
This new extension of the Hooksett restaurant has fast been becoming one of the most popular places in town. They serve breakfast until 11 am (and til two on Sundays) and lunch until 2 pm. Gluten friendly.
207 Main St, New London, NH 03257
New London Shopping
Fresh flowers, live plants, permanent botanicals, classes, parties and a fun variety of gifts, paper goods & fresh plants.
M-F 9:30 to 5:30, Sat 10 to 4, closed Sunday.
394 Main Street, New London
Jewelry, Unique Gifts, Apparel, Shoes & Accessories
Handcrafts of local and nationally renowned artists.
11 Pleasant St. New London
|Gourmet Garden – Gifts of Great Taste
We are a company based in New London, NH which specializes in local and regional products from independent minded people who have great foods and gifts for you to enjoy.
353 Main Street, in The New London Inn
P.O.Box 1646, New London, NH 03257
603 848-1567 or 603 526-6656
lingerie, books, music, sleepwear, jewelry, accessories, hosiery and bath & body products.
420 Main Street, New London
|Lady P’s Boutique
Upscale women’s boutique offering contemporary clothing, jewelry, personal fittings, consultation, special orders and tailoring.
406 Main Street, New London
|Morgan Hill Bookstore
They carry a wide variety of books and videotapes and specialize in autographed copies of Tomie dePaola’s books.
253 Main St. New London
Selling and renting gear for kayaking, fishing, bicycling, ice skating, snow shoeing, kayak racks & trailers.
394 Main Street P.O. Box 143
New London, N.H. 03257
|Spring Ledge Farm
Ornamental plants, fresh vegetables and strawberries in season. Our farm stand opens in mid-April and closes just before Christmas. Also open for a Winter Market on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings in January, February and March.
37 Main Street, New London
Monday – Saturday 9-6, Opening Tuesdays at 10am, Sundays 9-4