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  1. A Slow Wake Up

Start your day with a relaxing cup of coffee in Sunapee Harbor. Walk along the docks or sit on the gazebo overlooking the lake for an old-time-summer-by-the-lake ambiance. 

  1. History and Nature’s Beauty

Then head over to John Hay Estate at the Fells. Discover 83.5 acres of beauty and tranquility and learn the legacy of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay, who was the private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln and then Secretary of State for presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. This estate and wildlife refuge offers indoor and outdoor excursions. Tour the 22-room Colonial Revival home, explore the forests, walk the woodland trails, and enjoy the renowned gardens. Snowshoe and cross-country ski trails are open during the winter months. This gem is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  1. Lunch and Lake Fun

Stop for lunch in Newbury Harbor at Bubba’s Bar & Grill a casual lakefront restaurant offering take out as well as dine in. Newbury Harbor is at the southern tip of Lake Sunapee. From here, take a cool dip in the lake or head down the road to Sunapee State Park for a relaxing day at the beach. 

  1. Unforgettable Dinner Cruise 

When you’ve had your fill of sun, head back down to Sunapee Harbor to board the MV Kearsarge for an unforgettable dinner cruise. (Reservations highly recommended.) The MV Kearsarge has been sailing on Lake Sunapee for over 30 years and is a replica of a steamship called the Sunapee Belle. Enjoy this two-hour cruise featuring a delicious buffet catered by Appleseed Restaurant in Bradford, NH. While leisurely dining you will learn about the sites and history of the lake by one of two knowledgeable Captains. What a way to end your day of Lake Sunapee excursions. 

Restaurants in the Lake Sunapee Area

Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor – Sunapee, NH
Lakeside Dining and Live Music

Salt Hill Shanty – Newbury, NH
Inventive Pub Fair Open 7 Days a Week for Lunch and Dinner

Appleseed Restaurant – Bradford, NH
Dinner Only Plus Sunday Breakfast  


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