Relax and unwind on a trip through the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region this summer to find hidden gems, escape to quaint small towns, and make lasting memories. Here are a few stops to get your trip around the region started:
Sanctuary Dairy Farm & Ice Cream
(209 NH Route 103, Sunapee) Enjoy life’s simple pleasures at the sanctuary of a local farm where wholesome fun awaits; explore the grounds, visit the animals, and indulge in homemade ice cream available right on site!
New London Barn Playhouse
(84 Main Street, New London) Don’t miss the incredible summer lineup of one of the oldest continuously operating summer theatres in the country. Check out their online calendar
and pick a show for your way through!
(1 Lake Avenue, Sunapee) Enjoy the waters of Lake Sunapee on a scenic lake tour or dinner cruise aboard the iconic M.V. MT. Sunapee II.
Bright Side Brewing
(5 Airpark Road, Suite 5, West Lebanon) Unwind at Bright Side Brewing where India Pale Ales, Stouts, and other brews accompany the view of planes landing and taking off at the adjoining Lebanon Municipal Airport.
A road trip through the Dartmouth/Lake Sunappe region wouldn’t be complete without a detour through quaint small towns, and Warner and Hanover are two locations you won’t want to miss.
- Warner’s Main Street is home to plenty of fun spots, like the Main Street Bookends of Warner shop, or a highly recommended craft eatery: The Kitchen Warner. For those looking to stretch their legs with the family in tow, check out the Warner and Bagley Rail Trail which runs parallel to Main Street. If you join the trail by the Pilsbury Free Library on Depot Street, you’ll find podiums dotted along the trail that reveal a fun story page-by-page! Hidden Gem: Pro Tip - during the summer, you can catch live music and concerts performed on the Main Street Warner Stage or in the Jim Mitchell Community Park in the evenings.
- Hanover is a lively college town, home to ivy league Dartmouth College and many great local businesses like My Brigadeiro where you can indulge in decadent chocolate creations. If you need a book for your travels, pay a visit to Still North Books & Bar where you can spend an afternoon browsing novels and sipping on a cozy drink. Plus, not far from Main Street, you can follow the Hanover River Trail that meanders along the scenic Mink Brook. Hidden Gem: A portion of the Appalachian Trail actually runs through Hanover’s Main Street, making it one of only 10 towns where the main street and the A.T. coincide. Grab a drink at Molly’s Restaurant & Bar and sit outside to see if you can spot any thru hikers.
Looking for even more to explore? Be sure to check out these additional Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Road Trips: