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Hike to Lake Solitude

Mt. Sunapee paintings by Bea Jilette

Mount Sunapee is the perfect 4 season mountain. For most skiers and boarders it is not too big and not too small. It has a great balance of easy, intermediate and expert runs, and those just learning to ski will really appreciate the separate South Peak learning area.

The terrain park is awesome including a 300-foot half pipe, quarter pipe, 5 boxes, 2 rails, and 6 jumps. Check out the great video from the terrain park below.

There are two base lodges and a summit lodge. The Sunapee lodge at the base of the high-speed quad lift has a cafeteria and a full-service snow sports shop. They also have a private base lodge area called the Hearthstone Room available by reservation. The Spruce Lodge has a cafeteria downstairs and upstairs is the Goosefeathers Pub featuring a bar, luncheon food with waitress service, and après-ski entertainment on weekends.

If the snowsports shop in the base lodge does not have what you need just head up the road to the entrance of the state park to Bob Skinner’s Ski Shop. They have just about everything and are equipped to handle any kind of equipment repair. I had a problem with a new pair of boots I had bought elsewhere. My oddly shaped feet were having a lot of discomfort, but the folks at Skinner’s were able to expertly reshape my boot liners for a perfect fit!

Mount Sunapee Summer Activities

Mount Sunapee Adventure Park
With ziplines up to 1,000 feet long and high ropes courses 40 feet in the air, plus, downhill mountain biking, 18-hole disc golf, several climbing walls and gravity jumps there is something for every excitement level at the Adventure Park.

Aerial Sky Rides
Enjoy the beautiful summer scenery from the summit of Mount Sunapee! The quad chair lift runs on most weekends in the summer.

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
This annual nine-day event held every August features both traditional and contemporary fine crafts.

See our calendar page for dates of the Craftsmen’s Fair & sky rides.

From the summit you can also take a 1 mile hike to Lake Solitude for incredible views to the southeast.

Lake Solitude panoramaClick to view the Lake Solitude Panorama
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Mount Sunapee Hiking Trails

Province Trail sign Goshen

Newbury Trail

Andrew Brook Trail

If you want to take the perfect day hike there are three hiking trails that lead from the base to the summit of Mount Sunapee. The Province Trail runs up the north side, the Newbury Trail up the northeast slope and the Andrew Brook Trail runs up the southeast slope. A free map of the Mount Sunapee State Park hiking trails is available from Guest Services at the base lodge.

The Province Trail leads from the base of the Mount Sunapee ski area to the summit of Sunapee Mountain, and receives heavy use in the summer months. Almost all of the trail is part of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway. The trail head is at the end of Old Province Road in Goshen.

The Newbury Trail leads from near the shore of Lake Sunapee to Lake Solitude on Sunapee Mountain. Lack of parking makes this trail less desirable for large groups during the busy summer season. The trail has become part of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Trail, and is marked with its trapezoidal white blazes in addition to earlier orange blazes.

The Andrew Brook Trail leads from Mountain Road in Newbury to Lake Solitude high on the flank of Sunapee Mountain. It also provides access to the 75-mile loop Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Trail and the 50-mile Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail. There are 3 crossings of Andrew Brook and several of side brooks, only some of which are bridged.

 


Milestone Farm by Kenneth Andler with Mt. Sunapee in the background.

Milestone Farm oil painting by Kenneth Andler
Oil painting by New Hampshire artist, Kenneth Andler dated 1965. Andler painted many scenes of the Newport and Sunapee, NH area and there is a Kenneth Andler collection in the Newport Library. This charming oil on board is a scene of Milestone Farm, built in 1835, which still stands on North Road in Sunapee, N.H. One can see Mt. Sunapee in the background and other little farms on the hillsides

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