About Mount Sunapee

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Mount Sunapee, the summit rises to the left, and the Pillsbury-Sunapee Highlands, as seen from Goshen, N.H.

Mount Sunapee—Sunapee Mountain, as charted on federal maps—is located in western New Hampshire and rises to its highest point at 2,726 feet above sea level.

Along the five-mile ridge, there are secondary peaks—White Ledges (2,716 feet), North Peak (2,290 feet) and South Peak (2,608 feet). At the northern end of the ridge is the summit, located within Mount Sunapee State Park in Newbury, N.H. The state park extends west into Goshen, east to Newbury Harbor, and south along the Pillsbury-Sunapee Highlands, which connects to Pillsbury State Park in Washington and Goshen.

Mount Sunapee is an iconic mountain—beloved for its natural, cultural, recreational and historical resources. On and around the mountain there are diverse ecosystems, varied forestland, and vital water resources; vast acreage of protected land provides habitat for wildlife, and open space for public outdoor enjoyment, discovery and recreation.

Mount Sunapee State Park (including the Pillsbury-Sunapee corridor) covers approximately 2,962 ± acres: wild, forested highlands including rare old growth, a secluded group campground on the mountain, a developed ski area, and a public beach on Lake Sunapee. According to State of New Hampshire mapping, the park includes 2787.2 ± acres in Newbury and 174.9 ± in Goshen.

The Park offers seasonal and year-round activities from alpine skiing, hiking and snowshoeing to camping, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and other recreational and outdoor activities.

Located within the Park, is the state-owned ski area, which is leased to private operators. The leasehold area is now approximately 1,048 acres, according to the most recent planning documents for the ski area.

On Mount Sunapee the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway—a hiking trail that links Grand Monadnock with Mount Sunapee—connects with the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway— a 75-mile loop of interconnected hiking trails that circles the Lake Sunapee area and connects Sunapee, Ragged and Kearsarge mountains.

Download/view: Mount Sunapee State Park – Trail Map (pdf  156kb)

Link to N.H. Division of Parks & Recreation:  Mount Sunapee State Park and Mount Sunapee State Park Campground Information

 

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