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Attractions in Lake Sunapee / Dartmouth Region


COVERED BRIDGES

ANDOVER


Keniston Bridge
Lorden Road, Andover, NH

Built in 1882, this bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It crosses the Blackwater River.

Cilleyville Bridge
Routes 11 and 4A, Andover, NH

This 1887 covered bridge has tilted since the day it was completed. Crosses the Pleasant Brook.

BRADFORD


Bement Bridge
Bradford Center Road, Bradford, NH

Built in 1854, this bridge was said to have been originally constructed entirely from hemlock.

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CORNISH


Blacksmith Shop Bridge
Town House Road, Cornish, NH

Named because of its proximity to the local blacksmith. Built in 1881.

Dingleton Hill Bridge
Root Hill Road, Cornish, NH

Built in 1882, and still open to auto traffic today.

Blow-Me-Down Bridge
Mill Road, Cornish, NH

Crosses the Blow-Me-Down Brook at a deep, scenic gorge. The bridge was built in 1877.

LANGDON


Cold River Bridge
Route 123A, Langdon, NH

Also known as the McDermott Bridge, this 1869 structure is closed to traffic. It was the fourth bridge built on the site, the first being completed in 1790.

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Prentiss Bridge
Old Cheshire Turnpike, Langdon, NH

This bridge is the shortest and one of the oldest in New Hampshire: Built in 1791, it measures only 34 and a half feet in length.

LEBANON


Packard Hill Bridge
Riverside Drive, Lebanon, NH

Built in 1991, this bridge is authentically constructed using materials and the methods employed with 19th century covered bridges.

LYME


Edgell Bridge
River Road, Lyme, NH

This 132 foot bridge was built in 1885.

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NEWPORT


Pier Bridge
Off Route 103, Newport, NH

This covered rail bridge is over 215 feet in length and was built in 1907.

Wright Bridge
Off Route 103, Newport, NH

Another rail bridge, this one 123 feet long, crosses the Sugar River.

PLAINFIELD


Mill Bridge
Colby Hill Road, Meriden Village, Plainfield, NH

Built in 1880, this bridge has been repaired several times.

WARNER


Dalton Bridge
Joppa Road, Warner, NH

Built in 1853, this bridge crosses the Warner River.

Waterloo Bridge
New Market Road, Warner, NH

Originally completed in 1840, the bridge was reconstructed in 1857, and again in 1970.


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SCENIC DRIVES

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The State of New Hampshire recommends the following routes as scenic drives in the Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee region:

Route 12A, between Claremont and West Lebanon.

Route 31, between Newport and Washington.

Route 103A and 103B, in Lake Sunapee.

Route 118, between Canaan and West Rumney.

Route 10, between Hanover and Orford.

U.S. Route 4, between Salisbury and Danbury.

Route 11, between Georges Mills and Wendell.

Route 103 and 103A, between Wendell and Newbury.


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BEACHES

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NEWBURY


Mount Sunapee State Park
Route 103, Newbury, NH
Telephone: 603-763-2356

One of the state's biggest parks, Mount Sunapee is a year-round recreation area, offering hiking trails, cross-country skiing, a beach, swimming areas, fishing, boating, canoeing and refreshment areas.

SUTTON


Wadleigh State Beach
Route 114, North Sutton, NH
Telephone: 603-927-4724

The shores of Kezar Lake are home to this beautiful state beach. There is swimming, of course, fishing, a store, play area and more. Changing facilities and picnic sites are also available.


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PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCHES

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ANDOVER

Hopkins Pond, launch for cartop boats and canoes only.

CLAREMONT

Connecticut River, launch for cartop boats, canoes, and trailored boats.

ENFIELD

Crystal Lake

GRAFTON

Tewksbury Pond, launch for trailored boats.

GRANTHAM

Butternut Pond, access from the shorebank.

NEW LONDON

Little Sunapee Lake, launch for cartop boats, canoes and small trailored boats.


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CANOEING

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NEWBURY


Mount Sunapee State Park
Route 103, Newbury, NH
Telephone: 603-763-2356

One of the state's biggest parks, Mount Sunapee is a year-round recreation area, offering hiking trails, cross-country skiing, a beach, swimming areas, fishing, boating, canoeing and refreshment areas.

WASHINGTON


Pillsbury State Park
Route 31, Washington, NH
Telephone: 603-863-2860

This wooded park offers canoeing on May Pond, fishing areas in both the pond and nearby streams, hiking trails into nearby mountains, and a picnic area. Wintertime activities available include snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing. There is a public campsite available.


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HISTORIC SITES

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CANAAN


Canaan Historic District Meeting House
Canaan Street, Canaan, NH
Telephone: 603-523-4809

This 1793 structure is currently being restored, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open for tours by appointment only

Canaan Historical Museum
Canaan Street, Canaan, NH
Telephone: 603-523-7364

This museum houses historic items from the 18th and 19th centuries. Of particular interest is a collection of Shaker items. Open June - October.

CHARLESTOWN


Fort at No. 4
Springfield Road, Charlestown, NH
Telephone: 603-826-3368

A New England living history museum, focused on life in the 1740s and 1750s. The fort was the site of a famous siege in 1747 during the French and Indian War. The village itself contains 14 buildings, and features exhibits, demonstrations and historic artifacts. Come find what life was like in mid 18th century New England, learn how to make a birch canoe, or experience a colonial meal! Events are scheduled throughout the year, and a gift shop offers a selection of souvenirs, gifts, historic replicas and books. There is an admission fee. Open daily, except Tuesdays, Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day, closed weekdays the first two weeks of September, regular schedule from third weekend of September through Columbus Day weekend.

CLAREMONT


Claremont Historical Society Museum
26 Mulberry Street, Claremont, NH
Telephone: 603-543-1400

Collections of early New England artifacts, focusing on Claremont history. Admission is free. Open June - September.

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CORNISH


Saint - Gaudens National Historic Site
Cornish, NH
Telephone: 603-675-2175

This site was once the home of one of the country's greatest sculptors, Augusts Saint-Gaudens. The estate has a house, studio and gardens. Open May 24 - October 31. There is a fee for admission.

DORCHESTER


Dorchester Historical Society Museum
Route 118, Dorchester, NH
Telephone: 603-786-9363

Exhibits feature maps, documents and other items pertaining to the history of the area. A donation is requested. Open June - September.

ENFIELD


Enfield Historical Society Museum
Route 4A, Enfield, NH
Telephone: 603-632-4993

Features local historical items. Admission is free.

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Museum at Lower Shaker Village
Route 4A, Enfield, NH
Telephone: 603-632-4346

This museum features the history of the Shakers, including gardens, a walking tour, demonstrations and classes. Events are scheduled throughout the year. There is a fee for admission.

GROTON


Mary Baker Eddy House
Hall's Brook Road, Groton, NH
Telephone: 603-786-9943

The founder of the Christian Science Church, Mary Baker Eddy, lived at this site from 1855 - 1860. Tours are available, and there is an admission fee.

HANOVER


Webster Cottage Museum
32 North Main Street, Hanover, NH
Telephone: 603-646-3371

Admission is free to this 18th century farm house and home of historic figure Daniel Webster. The exhibits feature Webster's life and Shaker furniture. Open May - October.

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LOCKHAVEN


Lockhaven Schoolhouse Museum
East Hill and Ibey Roads, Lockhaven, NH
Telephone: 603-632-4993

A one-room school house built in 1865. Features period furnishings. Open June - Labor Day.

NEW LONDON


New London Historical Society
New London, NH
Telephone: 603-526-6564

This museum focuses on life in 19th century New London. The property offers 11 buildings that contain informational plaques for self-guided tours. Events are scheduled there throughout the year.

NEWPORT


Newport Opera House
20 Main Street, Newport, NH
Phone: 603-863-2412

This theatre was built in 1886, and still serves as a concert and performing arts center.

NEWBURY


Fells Historic Site
John Hay National Wildlife Refuge
Route 103A, Newbury, NH
Phone: 603-763-2452

Set on Lake Sunapee, this site was the summer home of President Lincoln's secretary, John Hay. There are tours of the estate on weekends, as well as a nature trail and gardens. Picnic areas are also available. Open late May - October.

POTTER PLACE


Andover Historical Society Museum
Routes 4 and 11, Potter Place, NH
Telephone: 603-735-5694

This museum is set in a Victorian era railroad station, complete with a caboose, railroad artifacts, a log boat, and an authentic station master's office. Open May - October. Free admission.

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SOUTH SUTTON


Historic South Sutton
Meeting House Hill Road, South Sutton, NH
Telephone: 603-927-4183

A collection of 19th century structures features a one-room school house, meeting house and general store. The store contains thousands of historic items. Donations are requested. Open July - August.

SUNAPEE


Sunapee Historical Society Museum
Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, NH
Telephone: 603-763-2245

Museum on the shores of Lake Sunapee focuses on the area's history. Of particular interest is the exhibit on Lake Sunapee's old steamboats. A donation is requested.

WEBSTER


Old Webster Meeting House
Route 127, Webster, NH
Telephone: 603-796-2211

Historic site open to the public on Sundays in July and August only, otherwise by appointment. A donation is requested.


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FISHING AREA

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NEWPORT - LEMPSTER


Sugar River So. Branch
Route 10 South of Newport

Excellent trout fishing (Brook, Rainbow, Brown trout)

NEWBURY


Mount Sunapee State Park
Route 103, Newbury, NH
Phone: 603-763-2356

One of the state's biggest parks, Mount Sunapee is a year-round recreation area, offering hiking trails, cross-country skiing, a beach, swimming areas, fishing, boating, canoeing and refreshment areas.

SUTTON


Wadleigh State Beach
Route 114, North Sutton, NH
Telephone: 603-927-4724

The shores of Kezar Lake are home to this beautiful state beach. There is swimming, of course, fishing, a store, play area and more. Changing facilities and picnic sites are also available.

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WASHINGTON


Pillsbury State Park
Route 31, Washington, NH
Phone: 603-863-2860

This wooded park offers canoeing on May Pond, fishing areas in both the pond and nearby streams, hiking trails into nearby mountains, and a picnic area. Wintertime activities available include snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing. There is a public campsite available.

Here is a list of more fishing areas in the Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region:

Name Town Designation
Adder Pond Andover Trout Pond
Bryant Pond Canaan Trout Pond
Chapin Pond Claremont Fly-fish only
Derby Pond Canaan Trout Pond
Halfmile Pond Enfield Trout Pond
Mascoma Lake Lebanon Miscellaneous
Millen Lake Washington Trout Pond
Morey Pond Andover Trout Pond
Mud Pond Canaan Trout Pond
Pleasant Lake New London Trout Pond
Waukenna Pond Danbury Trout Pond
Simmons Pond Warner Trout Pond
Smith Pond Washington Trout Pond
Solitude Lake Newbury Trout Pond
Sunapee Lake Sunapee Trout/Salmon
Trout Pond Lyme Trout Pond


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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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CANAAN


Canaan Historical Museum
Canaan Street, Canaan, NH
Phone: 603-523-7364

This museum houses historic items from the 18th and 19th centuries. Of particular interest is a collection of Shaker items. Open June - October.

CLAREMONT


Claremont Historical Society Museum
26 Mulberry Street, Claremont, NH
Telephone: 603-543-1400

Collections of early New England artifacts, focusing on Claremont history. Admission is free. Open June - September.

DORCHESTER


Dorchester Historical Society Museum
Route 118, Dorchester, NH
Telephone: 603-786-9363

Exhibits feature maps, documents and other items pertaining to the history of the area. A donation is requested. Open June - September.

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ENFIELD


Enfield Historical Society Museum
Route 4A, Enfield, NH
Phone: 603-632-4993

Features local historical items. Admission is free.

Museum at Lower Shaker Village
Route 4A, Enfield, NH
Telephone: 603-632-4346

This museum features the history of the Shakers, including gardens, a walking tour, demonstrations and classes. Events are scheduled throughout the year. There is a fee for admission.

HANOVER


The Hood Museum of Art
Hanover House, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH
Telephone: 603-646-2808

An extensive collection of art, featuring over 60,000 works from cultures worldwide and diverse historic periods. Admission is free. Open year-round.

Webster Cottage Museum
32 North Main Street, Hanover, NH
Telephone: 603-646-3371

Admission is free to this 18th century farm house and home of historic figure Daniel Webster. The exhibits feature Webster's life and Shaker furniture. Open May - October.

LOCKHAVEN


Lockhaven Schoolhouse Museum
East Hill and Ibey Roads, Lockhaven, NH
Phone: 603-632-4993

A one-room school house built in 1865. Features period furnishings. Open June - Labor Day.

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NEW LONDON


New London Historical Society
New London, NH
Phone: 603-526-6564

This museum focuses on life in 19th century New London. The property offers 11 buildings that contain informational plaques for self-guided tours. Events are scheduled there throughout the year.

POTTER PLACE


Andover Historical Society Museum
Routes 4 and 11, Potter Place, NH
Phone: 603-735-5694

This museum is set in a Victorian era railroad station, complete with a caboose, railroad artifacts, a log boat, and an authentic station master's office. Open May - October. Free admission.

SUNAPEE


Sunapee Historical Society Museum
Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, NH
Phone: 603-763-2245

Museum on the shores of Lake Sunapee focuses on the area's history. Of particular interest is the exhibit on Lake Sunapee's old steamboats. A donation is requested.

WARNER


Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Off I-89, Warner, NH
Phone: 603-456-2600

The state's only Native American museum features exhibits covering Native American culture and history. The museum also has a shop, and programs are scheduled there throughout the season. Open May - October.



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GOLF

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NEWPORT


Newport Golf Course
P.O. Box 676  Unity Road
Newport, NH  03773
Phone: (603) 863-7787

CLAREMONT



Claremont Golf Course
Box 563
Claremont, NH  03743
Phone: (603) 863-7787
9 Hole course

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STOCK CAR RACES

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CLAREMONT


Telephone: 603-543-3160
Email:twinstatespeedway@comcast.net
Thrasher Road
Claremont, New Hampshire
www.twinstatespeedwaynet


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NEAR BY TOWNS

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CLAREMONT


Claremont Chamber of Commerce
Claremont 03743
Telephone: (603) 543-1296
www.claremontnh.com

Claremont offers: Hospital , Stock Car Races

NEWPORT


Newport Chamber of Commerce
Newport 03773
Phone: (603) 863-1510
www.town.newport.nh.net

Newport offers: Supermarket , laundramats , post office , churches , airport , hardware store ,

GOSHEN

Goshen offers:

Country store , propane gas , post office , hardware store , located 1 1/4 miles from Northstar Campground.

LAKE SUNAPEE REGION

Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce
New London, NH 03257
Telephone: 603-526-6575
877-526-3530

http://www.sunapeevacations.com
Email: chamberinfo@nhvt.net

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AIRPORTS

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CLAREMONT


Telephone: (603) 542-8530

No scheduled service.   Private planes, please call ahead.

LEBANON


Telephone: (603) 298-8878

For additional airports offering scheduled service, please refer to Airport listings.

NEWPORT


Parlin Field
Phone: (603) 863-1220

No scheduled service.  Private planes, please call ahead.


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CHURCHES

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BAPTIST


Calvery Baptist Church
97 Maple Avenue, Claremont
(603) 542-9600
Services: call for information

First Baptist Church
Main Street, Bradford
(603) 938-5313
Services: call for information

First Baptist Church
116 Main Street, New London
(603) 526-6511
Services: Sun, 8:30 & 11:00 AM

First Free Baptist Church
Wilmot
(603) 526-4523
Services: call for information

Sunshine Baptist Church
314 Sunapee Street, Newport
(603) 863-5164
Services: Sun, 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Wilmot Flat Baptist Church
Village Road, Wilmot
(603) 526-9213
Services: call for information

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE


First Church of Christ Scientist
5 Pleasant Street, New London
(603) 526-2075
Services: Wed, 7:30 PM; Sun, 10:00 AM

ONGREGATIONAL


Andover Congregational Church
1 Chase Hill Road, East Andover
(603) 735-5160
Services: call for information

First Congregational Church of Wilmot Center


Wilmot
(603) 768-3605
Services: Sun, 9:30 AM

South Congregational Church
20 Church Street, Newport
(603) 863-3729
Services: Sun, 10:00 AM

Eastern Orthodox


Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
99 Sullivan Street, Claremont
(603) 542-6273
Services: call for information

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Episcopal


Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Cheney Street, Newport
(603) 863-1786
Services: call for information

Old St. Andrews Church
198 King Hill Road, New London
(603) 763-3002
Services: call for information

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
15 Gould Road, New London
(603) 526-6344
Services: Sun, 8:00 & 10:00 AM; Thurs, 9:00 AM

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Evangelical


Hope Fellowship Evangelical Free Church
70 Laurel Street, Newport
(603) 863-5820
Services: call for information

Trinity Bible Church
Route 114, South Sutton
(603) 927-4384
Services: Sun, 10:45 AM

Jehovah's Witnesses


Jehovah's Witnesses
Route 11, Wilmot Flat
(603) 526-6198
Services: Sun, 10:00 AM

Jewish


Temple Beth Jacob
67 Broadway, Concord
(603) 228-8581
Services: Fri, 8:00 PM

Lutheran



Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace
Route 103, Claremont
(603) 542-2761
Services: Sun, 9:30 AM; Sat, 4:00 PM

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Methodist


Grantham United Methodist Church
Main Street, Grantham
(603) 863-7824
Services: call for information

United Methodist Church
17 Park Street, Newport
(603) 863-4590
Services: call for information

United Methodist Church
Route 11, Sunapee
(603) 763-5549
Services: Sun, 11:00 AM

Non-Denominational


Elkins Chapel
55 Elkins Road, Elkins
(603) 526-4523
Services: Sun, 9:00 AM

Goshen Community Church
Route 10, Goshen
(603) 863-5542
Services: call for information

My Father's House Ministries
233 North Main Street, Newport
(603) 863-5683
Services: call for information

South Newbury Union Church
South Newbury
(603) 938-5369
Services: call for information

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United Church of Warner
Main Street, Warner
(603) 456-3447 or 456-2515
Services: call for information

Presbyterian


Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church
170 Route 11, New London
(603) 526-4800
Services: Sun, 10:00 AM

Roman Catholic


Immaculate Conception Church
Potter Place
(603) 735-5821
Services: call for information

Our Lady of Fatima Parish
75 Main Street, New London
(603) 526-4484 or 542-6773
Services: Sat, 5:00 PM; Sun, 11:00 AM

St. Joachim's Church
Route 11, Sunapee
(603) 763-5940
Services: call for information

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Seventh Day Adventist


Seventh Day Adventist Church
Corner of Leslie & Marcotte Streets, Claremont
(603) 542-2695
Services: call for information

Society of Friends (Quakers)
Friends Meeting House
43 Lebanon Street, Hanover
(603) 989-3361
Services: Sun, 10:00 AM

Unitarian Universalist


Kearsarge Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Meets at Proctor Academy Stone Chapel, Andover
(603) 526-8213
Website: www.kuufnh.org
Services: 11:00 AM, Every Sunday from the first Sunday after Labor Day to the 3rd Sunday in June.

Other Denominations


Charlestown Foursquare Church
Wheeler-Rand Road, Charlestown
(603) 826-3979
Services: call for information

Healing Springs Pentecostal Church
Route 103, Newbury
(603) 763-3311
Services: call for information

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Northstar Campground
43 Coon Brook Road
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-4001