Whether you enjoy the great outdoors, want to take a walk through history, explore our beautiful lakes and mountains, or relax on our private community beach, there is always plenty to do in our lovely town of New London and in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.
Try something new or explore something old! Are you adventurous or would you rather relax a bit? From downhill mountain biking to water sports to cross country skiing to garden tours and the arts, there is something for everyone. Come relax in your own way at our beautiful New London inn.
Spring in New Hampshire
As the snow starts to melt, people turn from winter sports to other adventures. Biking, fishing and golf are all available within a short drive.
Spring is also a time of college graduations and reunions and parties celebrating the coming of summer! It is also a great time to go antiquing at our many local venues or to check out one of our historical sites, just as the grounds are waking up after their long winter’s nap!
We have spent many hours at each of our antiquing spots, looking for that perfect piece of history. If you are looking for period furniture, be sure to ask Scott – he has a good eye for these things and lots of practice restoring!
- Sunapee Landing Trading Company
- Prospect Hill Antiques
- The Fells
- The New London Historical Society
- The Ice House
- Musterfield Farm
- Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
- Enfield Shaker Museum
NH is a great place to fish, and some of the best lakes and ponds are right here in New London!
- The Tackle Shack- Visit for all your fishing needs. Newbury, NH
- TBC Fish Guides – Plan a fishing adventure. Hanover, NH
- The 52 mile Northern Rail trail has been named one of the top 100 rail trails by the Rails to Trails Conservancy in Washington, D.C.
Summer in NH
Summer is a time of unlimited adventure or quiet relaxation. Our private community beach is there for you to enjoy as well as our many boats. Within a short drive your opportunities abound. Ziplining? Golf? Boating? Or would you prefer to take in a play? The living is easy here in the summertime!
Mount Sunapee is the newest addition to adventures in the summertime. They now have everything from downhill biking to zip-lining to mini golf and more. With their Stay all Day package, you can enjoy all they have to offer plus access to the Lake Sunapee State Beach.
Would you like to go out on the lake, but don’t want to be bothered paddling? Try a daytime or evening cruise on nearby Lake Sunapee. Sunapee is an 11 mile long lake with some pretty awesome scenery. There is even a dinner cruise for those of you who would like to eat while you cruise!
We have boats here at the inn, but for those of you who are more adventurous, check out Sargents Marina.
- Mt. Kearsarge in Warner and Wilmot
- Mount Sunapee in Newbury
- Mt. Cardigan
- New London Barn Playhouse
- The Hop
- Northern Stage
- Country Club of New Hampshire
- Eastman Golf Links
Fall Foliage in New Hampshire
Fall is a time for touring and enjoying the beautiful change of seasons here in the northeast.
With the trees dressing for the season, beauty is everywhere you look! It is generally still warm through much of October, so it is not too late to enjoy boating or paddling on the lake or hiking any of our nearby trails.
Many of our local historical spots are still open and have full calendars!
- Hogan Sports Center
- The Hop
- Northern Stage
- Center for the Arts – First Fridays, mini galleries
Winter in NH
Winter is where things really get going in NH. We know snow, and how to have fun in it!
Here in the north, snow is cause for celebration – so come join us! Whether you go for a sleigh ride, watch the ice boats take off, join an ice fishing derby, or learn all about ski joring, New Hampshire is the place for winter activity.
When you are done with your great day of adventure, try our scrumptious dinner and cozy up by the fireplace in our common room with a nice glass of wine. The perfect end to a perfect day!
Downhill Skiing, Tubing
Dog Sled Tours
We are always happy to provide suggestions for fun activities and top New London attractions to visit during your stay!