Lake Sunapee

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Lake Sunapee,
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Area Information for Lake Sunapee

Lake Sunapee is located in both Sullivan County and Merrimack County in New Hampshire. 

Considered the fifth largest lake that's completely within New Hampshire's borders, Lake Sunapee is about 8.1 miles long and as much as 2.5 miles wide in some places.  

The New Hampshire lake reaches depths of 142 feet in some places.

Within Lake Sunapee, boaters will find eight unique islands.  These are:

  • Great Island
  • Burkehaven Island
  • Star Island
  • Little Island
  • Loon Lighthouse Island
  • Emerald Island
  • Treasure Island
  • Minute island.

Sunapee Harbor, which is the headway for the Sugar River, is Sunapee Lake's outlet.  This water ultimately flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Recreational Amenities on Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire

Along the lake's 70 miles of shoreline, Lake Sunapee area residents have several recreational amenities at their fingertips, including:

  • Seven sandy beach areas - including Mount Sunapee State Park beach
  • Six boat ramps to access the lake 
  • Three lighthouses on the National register
  • The Lake Sunapee Yacht Club
  • Mount Sunapee State Park
  • And more!

Living Near the Shore of Lake Sunapee

Lake Sunapee shares borders with the communities of Sunapee, Newbury and New London. 

If you're interested in learning more about what it's like to live near Lake Sunapee, then contact me, Dan O'Halloran, your Sunapee area real estate expert!

While you're at it, please check out some of our Sunapee area home buyer resources, including our Buyer FAQs and FREE buying guide.

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