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Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

Your spring road trip itinerary for the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region.
This season, journey through New Hampshire’s Dartmouth / Lake Sunapee region for a quintessential spring experience. Visit a maple sugar shack, witness a renowned artist at work, indulge in delicious craft beer, and enjoy the magic of the in-between season.
  1. The Barn Café (39 Main Street, Claremont) This cozy casual café will melt your cares away with the lure of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, fresh handmade pastry, or irresistible breakfast and lunch options. On a warm spring day, their sun-filled patio is a great place to kick back and relax.

  2. Mac’s Maple (259 River Road, Plainfield) Visit this beloved family-operated sugar shack nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River to experience the authentic process of wood-fired maple syrup! Mac’s keeps the maple game interesting with maple soft serve, crushed maple candy, and even maple chips. You won’t want to miss it.  

  3. Hoptimystic Brewing (668 Four Corners Road, Springfield) One-of-a-kind brews and service await at Hoptimystic Brewing. From the darkest of stouts to the palest of ales, infused porters and blond ales—you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect brew to warm you up on those chilly spring days.   

  4. New Hampshire Telephone Museum (1 Depot Street, Warner) The telephone has shaped the modern world in major ways. This spring, why not discover the fascinating history of telecommunications at this one of a kind museum in Warner!

  5. Gibson Pewter Shop & Art Gallery (26 N. Main Street, Washington) Step back in time at this traditional pewter workshop where one of America’s top traditional craftsmen constructs works of art Monday – Saturday. Browse unique creations and discover the wonder of pewter, an important historical metal alloy that preserves the past and reflects the present.

Pit Stops

Eat: Taverne on the Square (2 Pleasant Street, Claremont), Koto Japanese Steakhouse (288 N Plainfield Road, West Lebanon), Little Brother Burger Company (420 Main Street, New London), Appleseed Restaurant & Catering (63 High Street, Bradford)

Shop: Just off Main Street in West Lebanon, a mecca of fun shops and boutiques await. Stop in to Something Sweet in the Powerhouse Mall to fuel up on sweets for the road, visit Masters of the Toyverse to bask in nostalgia of toys and games from past and present, or browse vintage treasures at the Colonial Antique Markets.  


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