SUNAPEE LOOP (approx. 140 miles)
You can start or end this circular loop in Greenfield, where you can join the Monadnock Region Loop.
From Greenfield, head north on Rt. 31 through Antrim and Hillsborough, past the Franklin Pierce Homestead (former home of the 14th U.S. President), through Windsor and Washington - which as one of the most beautiful village greens in New England - and past Pillsbury State Park.
Just south of Goshen, you'll join Rt. 10; continue on to Newport and Grantham, where you'll turn on to Springfield Road, then Rt. 114 to Springfield. The route winds south through New London (home of Colby-Sawyer College), Sutton, Bradford and Henniker (also a college town with New England College right in the center of town).
In Henniker, turn east on Rt. 202/9 to Hopkinton, where you'll pick up Jewel Rd./Rt. 13 through Goffstown to Rt. 136 (just north of New Boston), which leads back to Greenfield.
Connecticut River Byway
This byway begins at Fourth Connecticut Lake near the Canadian border and follows
the river the length of the western border of New Hampshire. Experience history, tradition, farming heritage and natural beauty.
Lake Sunapee Scenic Byway
Rtes. 103 and 11, Newbury to New London. Highlights include a state beach, wildlife refuge, scenic shoreline and year-round recreation.