Mount Sunapee is a 5-mile (8.0 km)-long mountain ridge in the towns of Newbury and Goshen in western New Hampshire.
Its highest peak, at the north end of the mountain, is 2,726 feet (831 m) above sea level. The mountain has three secondary peaks, White Ledges at 2,716 ft (828 m); North Peak at 2,280 ft (695 m); and South Peak at 2,608 ft (795 m). The north end of the mountain, including the summit, is within Mount Sunapee State Park, which encompasses 3.85 square miles (10.0 km2). The mountain extends south to Pillsbury State Park and is home to the popular Mount Sunapee Resort.
The New Hampshire villages that dot the Sunapee Region have their share of fine lodging and accommodations from charming vacation rentals to luxury chalet rentals and condo rentals.
Every August, Mount Sunapee Resort is host to the week-long League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair, billed as "the oldest craft fair in America".
It is also home to the Mount Sunapee Slush Cup
, an annual event where participants welcome the coming of spring by attempting to ski or snowboard across a 90-ft. man-made pond. “Slushers” race down a 365 ft. slope to brave the ice-cold water and compete in several age groups for titles like “Best Skim,” “Best Costume,” and “Best Splash.” This local celebration ensures accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and chalet rental choices are limited so book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Mount Sunapee State Park’s extensive trail system is used in all seasons for hiking and in winter for snowshoeing.
The park is linked to Pillsbury State Park and southern New Hampshire by the 50-mile (80 km) Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway and to the ten-town Lake Sunapee region by the 75-mile (121 km) "emerald necklace" of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge (SRK) Greenway.
Every accommodation property is dedicated to making sure your visit is a comfortable and memorable one. Whether you are in the Sunapee Region for a night or a week, you'll find the area’s vacation rentals and chalet rentals are second to none.
Mount Sunapee State Park beach, also known as Newbury Beach
, is just off the traffic circle at the entrance to the state park. The beach has a store, canoe and kayak rentals, a playground, and a new bathhouse.
The Sunapee Region is home to many outstanding restaurants.
Delight your taste buds with an exciting selection of local restaurants, pubs, and fine dining experiences. Alternatively pick up some local produce and create a feast in one of the many self catering accommodations, vacation rental or chalet rental options.
This summer and fall visitors can experience the mountain in thrilling ways at the Adventure Park
on the South Peak, it offers the same family fun, challenge and exhilaration that skiers and snowboarders relish at Mount Sunapee during the winter months.