Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
DREAM ON WITH ME!
One of my favorite places is Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire. There’s just something about it. The air is cleaner, the water is clearer and it is just purely breathtaking, relaxing and rejuvenating! This is a magical place with a unique history! Native American Algonquin Indians called the lake “Soo-Nipi” or “Wild Goose Waters” for the many geese that passed over the lake for migration.
The Lake also resembles a goose in flight with the birds head at the harbor area when seen from an aerial view or from nearby Mt. Sunapee. The lake is also surrounded by 3 towns incorporating the villages of Sunapee Harbor and Georges Mill, Newbury, and New London.
Lake Sunapee is listed under the “1,000 Places to See Before you Die“. So let’s explore together and see why!
Each season is special at Lake Sunapee whether it’s Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. You can enjoy the beach, fishing, boating, water-skiing, water sports, boat rides and pure relaxation. In the fall there is great leaf peeping and in the Winter there’s ice fishing, and ice sailing on the lake and skiing at nearby Mount Sunapee.
Sunapee Harbor is the hot spot of the area that features a boat launch as well as several small shops, a deli, ice cream stand and other historic landmarks. One of the lakes favorite attractions is Sunapee Cruises They offer a narrative boat tour from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day on the MV Mt. Sunapee II as well as dinner cruises on the MV Kearsarge. This is a 2 hour buffet dinner with the captain as your guide and offers 2 levels of enclosed dining. A full bar is also available with dinner cruises. Both the sightseeing tour as well as the dinner cruise are very enjoyable and memorable experiences. Dinner Cruises are available from May through October. Charter boats for special occasions and weddings are also available.
Another favorite stop here is The Anchorage Restaurant reopens for the season May 18th and serves Lunch and Dinner and has outdoor dining. The menu includes everything from appetizers, soups, chowders, salads, sandwiches and more. There is also musical entertainment Thursday – Saturday nights. This is also the noted restaurant that Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler met Joe Perry some 4o+ years ago. There are several inns and cottages as well as homes that are available for rentals. Lake Sunapee has some of the most beautiful lake houses you will ever find. Some of the prestigous names in history have had homes their including the Colgate’s and the Coleman’s. To find out more information visit LakeSunapeenh.org
Plan a Visit
We hope we have encouraged you to explore Lake Sunapee and the surrounding area. If your visiting for a day, a long weekend or decide an extended stay is the thing for you please take advantage of the links we provided for some great destinations to visit and things to do. While visiting the area you may also want to think about staying at the historic Dexter’s Inn or contacting a local real estate company like The New London Agency for extended rentals.