Summer days are a time of relaxation, adventure, and fun in the sun. Located in the heart of New Hampshire's Lake Sunapee region, Mount Sunapee Resort is a top destination for those seeking an unforgettable summer getaway.
With its picturesque views, scenic hiking trails, and crystal-clear waters, Mount Sunapee is the perfect place to escape the hustle of everyday life. Spend your days hiking to the summit of the mountain, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area.
For the adventurous, Mount Sunapee Resort’s Adventure Park offers a range of exciting activities, from downhill mountain biking and an Aerial Challenge course to disc golf and archery (additional activities listed below!). For view-seekers who don’t want to work up a sweat, take the high-speed chairlift to the summit and enjoy scenic views looking across Lake Sunapee to the distant mountain ranges.
Mount Sunapee Summer Activities:
- Downhill Mountain Biking (5-miles, 6 trails, mostly single-track, lessons and bike rentals available)
- Aerial Challenge Course
- Disc Golf
- 18-hole Mini Golf Course
- Aerial Sky Rides to the Summit
- Yoga with a View (guided classes offered each Saturday)
Mount Sunapee State Park Beach
Head to Mount Sunapee State Park Beach and cool down in the in the refreshing waters of Lake Sunapee. Try your hand at paddleboarding or kayaking—rentals are available at Sunapee Trading Post located just down the road.
League of NH Craftsmen Fair
The Craftsmen Fair is a long-time running annual event worth noting! In 2023, the League will hold its 90th annual fair at Mount Sunapee Resort from August 5 through August 13. More than 200 craftsmen attend, and you’ll find both traditional and contemporary craft ranging from pottery, jewelry, woodworking and more. Additional information here.
When it comes to accommodations, choose from cozy cabins and cottages, comfortable hotel rooms, or condos with all the amenities you could ask for. Check out our Places to Stay in Sunapee post, or for regional accommodations read out Visitor’s Guide.
Beck Brook BBQ and the Summit café offer onsite dining options at Mount Sunapee. Nearby restaurants include Suna, the Shanty and Bubba’s Bar and Grille. Local tip: If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, head to Bubba’s for ice cream and a great view of the Lake from Newbury Harbor. More Lake Sunapee region dining options here.
Spending your summer at Mount Sunapee is an experience you won't forget. With its stunning natural beauty, exciting activities, and endless opportunities for relaxation and fun, a Mount Sunapee summer 2023 trip is the perfect getaway for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of New Hampshire's Lake Sunapee region.
You may also be interested in our favorite cycling routes in the Lake Sunapee region.
Here's a list of our favorite Sunapee region hiking and walking trails.