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22 Best and Fun Things To Do In Sunapee, New Hampshire

Located on the banks of the 6th largest lake in New Hampshire, Sunapee is a small town that is known for its excellent attractions and year-round activities, from hiking in the spring to skiing in the winter.

One of the most popular attractions is Dewey Beach. Here, visitors and locals can enjoy swimming in Sunapee Lake and go for picnics. The lake is also home to two historic lighthouses; Loon Island Lighthouse and Burkehaven Lighthouse.

And, if you’re fond of animals, be sure to stop by the Lincoln and Allison Gordon Wildlife Management Area on your trip.

Read our list below for the top attractions and best things to do in Sunapee, New Hampshire.

The 22 Most Popular Things To Do In Sunapee, New Hampshire

22. Burkehaven Lighthouse

4.0 ★★★★☆ (4 reviews)

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Location: Sunapee NH

21. Fishers Bay

4.5 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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20. Rand Pond

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

19. Rockybound Pond

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)


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18. Newport Historical Society Museum

4.8 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

Location: 20 Central Street Newport NH

Tel:  603 863 1294

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17. SRK Greenway Trail

4.2 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)

Location: New London NH

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16. Kolelemook Lake

4.6 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

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15. Little Sunapee Lake

4.9 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)

14. Otter Pond

4.8 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)

13. Lake Gunnison

4.7 ★★★★★ (23 reviews)

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12. Clark Lookout

4.9 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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Location: New London NH

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11. Corbin Covered Bridge

4.8 ★★★★★ (64 reviews)

Location: Newport NH

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10. Pollard Mill Falls

4.8 ★★★★★ (123 reviews)


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Location: 5 23 Falls Road Newport NH

Tel:  603 863 3055

Our Top picks

9. Mountainview Lake

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

8. Loon Island Lighthouse

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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Location: Lake Ave Sunapee NH

7. Sunapee Historical Society

4.5 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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Location: PO Box 501 74 Main Street (Museum) & 542 Rte 11 (Sunapee Archives Sunapee NH

Tel:  603 763 9872

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6. Perkins Pond

4.8 ★★★★★ (10 reviews)


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5. Dewey Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (15 reviews)

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4. Sunapee Harbor

4.7 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)

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3. Lake Sunapee

4.8 ★★★★★ (66 reviews)

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2. Mount Sunapee Resort

3.8 ★★★★☆ (235 reviews)

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1. Mt Sunapee State Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,344 reviews)


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Location: 86 Beach Access Road Newbury NH

Tel:  603 763 5561

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Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Sunapee, New Hampshire! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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