by Katie Salvatore
|More about Newbury
Newbury is a small town that has a lot of excitement to offer. Incorporated in 1778 as Fisherfield (although originally called Dantzic after a Baltic seaport in 1753), Newbury has long been a destination for outdoor adventure and leisure, in a community setting.
The most prominent feature of Newbury is Mount Sunapee State Park which combines the fun of Lake Sunapee with the adventure of the mountains. A network of hiking trails crosses the park to connect the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge-Greenway with the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway. Campgrounds are available in the summer as well. A small fee to enter the park applies.
In the winter, alpine skiing and snowboarding at the Mt. Sunapee Resort, located in the State Park, make it a popular family destination. When the snow melts, the Mount Sunapee Adventure Park offers zip-lines, mini-golf climbing walls, and much more, as well as trips on the ski lifts to the top of the snowless mountain.
The grounds host the annual New Hampshire League of Craftsmen’s Fair in mid-August, where hundreds of juried artists and craftsmen demonstrate and sell their creations.
Many interesting events happen at The Fells, which was founded by statesman and diplomat John Milton Hays, and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. His summer home has become a year-round home of the arts with exhibits, concerts, and dinners.
The extensive grounds, which overlook Lake Sunapee, have become hiking trails, nature preserves, and even classrooms when an expert on plants or history leads the hike.
Nearby, Newbury Harbor, at the southern end of Lake Sunapee, is a multi-season location as well. In the winter, the ice is crawling with ice fishers, snow mobiles, and ice sails; when it melts, it turns into swimmers and fishers, boats, and jet skis. If there’s any problem with a boat, or if it needs to be cleaned, Bob’s Beacon Marina can help.
Across from the public docks at Newbury Harbor is the popular Bubba’s Bar and Grille with classic American food. Other eateries include Marzelli Deli, with cold cuts, seasonal gelato, Italian specialties, food to go, coffee, and candy; Salt Hill Pub Shanty, an extension of the popular local chain; and the Mountain Spirits Tavern and Café at the Mountain Edge Resort, a friendly tavern open to the public, not just guests.
If planning to stay, one has several options, which are all centered around Mount Sunapee. Closest is the 1806 Inn at Mount Sunapee, a quaint Bed and Breakfast. The Mountain Edge Resort and Spa is, as its name states, right next to Mount Sunapee Park.
Across the street is the Sunapee Lake Lodge which shares its parking lot with Salt Hill Pub Shanty and is walking distance to Skinner’s Ski and Sports Shop. The Lake Inn at Mount Sunapee has wonderful views of the lake and is nestled into the hillside; all rooms come with either a porch or patio area.
At any time of year, Newbury is an exciting place to be. Come pay it a visit!
For more information about events in Newbury see our Events Calendar page.
What’s in Newbury, NH
|Bubba’s Bar & Grille
Formerly Milsey’s, formerly Belissima. Serving lunch & dinner every day. Now offering full catering service.
Rt 103, Newbury Harbor
Home-style Italian take-out. Delicious sandwiches, dinners, chocolate, candy, gelato and sorbetto, espresso bar, wine and beer.
889 Route 103 Newbury
|Megs Cut Above
Full service family salon located in Newbury harbor, upstairs from Bubba’s Bar and Grille.
976 Route 103, Suite 8, Newbury
|Salt Hill Pub Shanty
The newest Salt Hill Pub located near Mt. Sunapee features live music on the weekends and trivia on Tuesday nights.
1407 Rt. 103 Newbury
|Bob’s Beacon Marina
Complete line of accessories for boats and water sports, including water-skis, tubes and water trampolines.
Route 103, Newbury
|The Lake Inn at Mt. Sunapee
Located at the base of Mount Sunapee with breathtaking views of Lake Sunapee.Free continental breakfast. Limited pet friendly rooms. 1349 Route 103, John Stark Highway, Newbury
|The 1806 Inn at Mount Sunapee
Come down from a day of skiing or riding and be right here at the door of our comfortably appointed inn. Innkeepers: Karen and Bill Carruth
1424 NH-103, Newbury
|The Mountain Spirits Tavern
Enjoy Custom-Made Tavern Sandwiches, Appetizers, Dinners, Nightly Entree Specials and Desserts.
Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday – 4 PM to close. The Tavern is located in the Mountain Edge Resort & Spa. Contact the Tavern via the front desk at (603) 763-4600
|Lake Sunapee Massage
We are a full service massage therapy office and our goal is to provide the very best service in the industry.
976 Route 103, Newbury
|Mt. Sunapee State Park Campground
Family camping in a natural setting. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Off Rt. 103, Newbury
|Bob Skinner’s Ski and Sports
Sales & rentals of skis & snowboards, a huge selection of apparel & summer water fun stuff too.
Route 103, Newbury
Dive to the shipwrecks of Lake Sunapee! Scuba diving equipment sales and lessons. Shop hours in the Summer are 10am to 6pm every day except Tuesday and Thursday.
Route 103, Newbury