Mount Sunapee State Park is a major recreation area in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region offering year-round activities. In the winter, alpine skiing is available at Mt. Sunapee Resort, owned by the state of New Hampshire and managed by the Okemo Mountain Resort. The 4,085 acre lake at Mt.Sunapee State Park Beach is an ideal spot for family and group outings. A boat launch is available with some restrictions. Situated about a mile from the beach, the campground offers lean-to and platform sites for family camping in a natural setting.

Great fall foliage hike! 2 miles up took about an hour and a half. Beautiful view of the lakes and trees from the top. We ran back down the ski slopes took about 40 minutes. The doggie loved it. No streams so carry water for the puppers.

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1 month ago

Loved the hike - and lake solitude. Serene, peaceful.

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2 months ago

Nice hike up to summit the other day. Nothing too strenuous but a good work out. Rainy day so no views at top, or people so the trade off was nice. Close too home I'll be doing again.

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3 months ago

Great hike!! Took Summit Trail starting at adventure park. Good trail and rate of ascent. The top is a bit more steep with more roots. Nice view of the lake at the top.

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4 months ago

Great hike! We took the summit trail from the base. At the summit, we hiked another mile on the Lake Solitude trail. Round trip..about 3 hours including time to stop for lunch.

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4 months ago

First hike in many years, and I'm a little sore today! Narrow trail with rocks and roots. Like climbing stairs all the way to the top. 2 hrs up, quick lunch and pics then down in little more than an hour. Quiet trail, saw only few other hikers.

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Have you ever had a trail day where nothing goes right? I had one on Sunapee.

Hiked with both my 5 and 9 year old. This trail in my opinion is on the upper level of moderate. Both children struggled in both duration and difficulty but persevered nonetheless. I had budgeted about an hour and 45 mins to summit based on other reviews and recordings. It took us 2 hrs 45 mins. I dont think it would have been an issue for more expeeienced hikers and I'm including myself in the I inexperienced camp.

Because of our time crunch we didnt spend much time on the summit but from what I saw there wasnt much to speak of due to tree cover. I could be wrong. We didnt look for a vista. Thankfully the ski lift was open and we were offered a free trip down. Which was a life saver because we had a dinner date we would have missed had we descended the trail by foot. This was the best part of the outing.

I should be thankful one thing went in our favor.

This was the second peak we attempted for NH's "Golden Triangle" Sunapee, Kearsarge, and Cardigan. A feat few attempt and even less accomplish.

In all honesty there is no such thing as "NH's Golden Triangle". I made that up to feel better about hiking a useless mountain.

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4 months ago

Easy to navigate and gradual climb to the summit under an almost consistent canopy of trees makes for a nice walk in the woods. If you have a dog be careful about hydration, streams were almost non-existent.

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5 months ago

Little challenging in places, but a gorgeous view awaits at the top. This one was great for our pup (a mastiff)!

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5 months ago