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Things To Do In February and March - Winter 2020

The days are starting to stay lighter longer but there is still plenty of winter ahead of us. Whether you’re a snow sport lover or are just trying to stay warm and survive the season, make the most out of February and March by enjoying New London, Sunapee and the surrounding scenic towns. Here’s a winter “things to do” activity list, broken down into four categories, that will keep you busy well into spring!

Things to Do – Entertainment

Things to Do – On the Mountain

Things to Do - Inside Activities

Things to Do – Outside Activities


Things to Do - Entertainment

Live Music at the Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
New London, NH

February 27 - Chris Smither
March 5 – David Mallett
March 22 – The Small Glories
April 1 & 2 – David Francey    
Check out the Flying Goose’s website for show times and additional events

Live Music at the Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor
Enjoy food and beverages while listening to live entertainment!
February 21 – Frogz Band
February 22 – Sum X4
February 28 – Rust & Ruin
February 29 Mo’Combo
March 6 – Club Soda
March 7 – Anjo $ Diamond Special
March 20 -  Tim Brick
March 21 – Frogz Band
Check out the Anchorage’s website for show times and additional events

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon
The Center of Eastman, Grantham, NH

February 23 - JOSA Ensemble
Bill Wightman with Tim Gilmore, Matt Langley, Richard Gardzine, and others
March 8 - Amanda Carr
March 22 - Shawnn Monteiro
April 5 - Cercie Miller & Dominique Eade

All shows are from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. For additional details check out the JOSA 2019 - 2020 Calendar.

March 14
The Logger & The Fiddler’s Music & Comedy Show

Newport Opera House
Featuring Actor/Comedian Rusty DeWee and Vermont-born fiddle player, Patrick Ross
8:00 PM

March 28
Beatlemania Again

Claremont Opera House
Beatlemania Again features Broadway cast members as well as former members of the Hall & Oates Band! This incredible show has performed to rave reviews nationwide.
8:00 – 10:30 pm


Things to Do - On The Mountain

From live music and pipe jams to pond skimming and slush cups. Between Mount Sunapee Ski Resort and Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury, there is no shortage of things to do on the mountain!

March 7
Cable Junction Live at Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain Resort
3:00 PM
Go to event info

March 14
Not Another Banked Slalom

One-on-one boardercross race, double-elimination tournament
Ragged Mountain Resort
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Go to event info

March 17
Ladies Day Eztravaganza

Live music, food, demos and more
Mount Sunapee Resort
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Go to event info

March 20
Bode Bonanza

Here’s your chance to race against 6-time Olympic Medalist and 8-time world champion, Bode Miller!
Mount Sunapee Resort
8:00 am Race Registration
Go to event info

March 22
Back In The Day Old School Pipe Jam

A hand-shaped, old school inspired, mini pipe snowboard event with retro attire encouraged! All are welcome to participate and the overall winner will take home a 20/21 seasons pass to Ragged!
Ragged Mountain Resort
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Go to event info

March 29
Bump N Jump

A Freestyle ski contest that encourages you to bust out your old-school tricks!
Ragged Mountain Resort
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Go to event info

April 4
22nd Annual Slush Cup

For just $10, see if you have what it takes to ski or board across a 90’ man-made pond! This event is equally as fun for both participants and spectators!
Mount Sunapee Resort
11:00 am
Go to event info

April 4
Pond Skim

Celebrate the end of the season and see if you can go the distance! Music and swag make this event fun for all!
Ragged Mountain Resort
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Go to event info


Things to Do - Inside Activities

Cooking Classes with Chef Leary at the Inn at Pleasant Lake
New London, NH

February 23 - Knife Skills and Quick Vegetarian Dishes
3:00 pm

March 29 - Korean Food with Local Farm Ingredients
3:00 pm

For more events and happenings at the Inn at Pleasant Lake, check out their events calendar.


Take a Class at The Creation Place
New London, NH

February 28 - Pottery Painting Class Stamping Technique
6:00 – 8:30 pm

March 1 - Kids’ Canvas Painting Class
Multiple times

March 6 - Ladies Night! Have it Your Way!
6:00 – 10:00 pm

Visit The Creation Place’s website to view all events.


Sharpen Your Baking Skills at Blue Loon Bakery

February 24 - Challah Bread Class
5:00 - 7:30 pm

March 23 - Cream Puffs & Eclairs
5:00 - 7:30 pm

To reserve your spot, or to check out other classes Blue Loon Bakery is hosting, visit their website.


Things to Do – Outside Activities

February 23
Wildlife Tracking Snowshoe with Susan Morse

Hay Forest Reservation, Newbury, NH
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get event info

March 7th
4th Annual Winterfest

Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London, NH
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Get event info

March 23
NH Maple Sugar Weekend at Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum

Complementary maple tastings, live demos, snowshoeing and more!
Warner, NH
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Get event info


Winter Hikes
With so many scenic trails to choose from, the Sunapee-Kearsarge region has winter hikes for all ability levels. Here are a few favorites:

Mount Kearsarge
Set in both Wilmot and Warner NH, Kearsarge offers some of the region’s most spectacular 360 degree views. Visitors to the mountain mostly visit during the warmer months, which is what makes hiking Kearsarge so spectacular in the winter. Plus, you’ll gain some extra mileage, due to both access roads being closed.

Hike Mount Kearsarge from Wilmot
Hike Mount Kearsarge from Warner

The Sunset Hill Trail – Hays Forest Reservation
With over four miles of available trails and sweeping views of Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee that become even better in the winter, this is a hike not to miss. There are two access points (one off of 103B across from The Fells and off of Chalk Pond Road in Newbury). Check out the map here.

The Trails at the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens
Even when the gardens are covered in snow, The Fells offers great nature trails that are perfect for scenic winter walks. If you’re not a member, there is a small fee to enjoy the grounds. Money collected from visitors helps to continue the preservation of this very special historic estate for all to enjoy. Check out The Fells website for additional trail info.

Not only are we local enthusiasts who love where we live, but we're also in the business of helping others enjoy the area just as much as we do. As Realtors in the Lake Sunapee Region, our profession allows us to guide our clients through their home buying and selling journey as well as serve as their local tour guide and go-to resource for all things Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee Region related. Question? Call/email/text any one of our awesome team members, we’re here to help!

2019 Lake Sunapee Home Sales

In 2019 home sales on Lake Sunapee increased 57% when compared to 2018 home sales. During 2019, 22 lakefront homes sold in 2019 compared to 14 in 2018. Out of those 22 lakefront homes, the median sales price was $1,400,000, with the highest priced lakefront house selling at $5,700,00 and the lowest at $525,000.

When looking at lakefront home sales by town, there were 12 properties sold in Newbury, 9 in Sunapee and 1 in New London. When combining all lakefront home sales on Lake Sunapee, a grand total of 3,472 feet of waterfront (or .66 miles) was sold.


Lake Sunapee Waterfront Home Sales Infographic 2019


Waterfront Property Appreciation

Taking a look at historical home sale trends on Lake Sunapee, we ran the cost per foot of waterfront sold. Since 2016 the per foot cost of waterfront property on the lake has appreciated from $6,547.47 per foot to $11,429.07. 2018 did see a higher cost per foot coming in at $12,009.47, but fewer lakefront home sales.  


Waterfront Property Appreciation


If we go all the way back to 2003 (when we started collecting this data), and compare the median sales price per lakefront home sold, you’ll see a steady appreciation of value. In 2003, 8 lakefront homes sold, and the median sales price was $562,500. Check out the chart below to see how waterfront properties on Lake Sunapee have appreciated over the years, as well as days on market and total Lake Sunapee home sale trends by town.


Lake Sunapee Waterfront Home Sales


If you are looking to buy a lakefront property in New Hampshire, or are interested in knowing the value of your waterfront home in today’s market,  call, email or text a member of our real estate team today!

Interested in learning more about the best New Hampshire lakes in the Sunapee Region? We are happy to provide a local perspective on each of the beautiful lakes and ponds that make our area so special. 


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