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Dartmouth-Sunapee Tourism and Sightseeing
The Lake Sunapee/Dartmouth Region, is a diverse region named for Dartmouth (City of Hanover's Ivy League college) - and Sunapee - the crystal clear lake, State Park, and mountain, (all of the same name). The region includes quiet small communities, beautiful scenery, rolling farmland, pristine lakes, Hanover's bustling hub of higher education and medicine, and some of today's favorite family activities and recreation.



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Bement Covered Bridge
Bement Covered Bridge
Scenic in Bradford, NH USA

This is the third bridge at this location. Tradition has it that Colonel Stephen H. Long, a Hopkinton native and a member of the U.S. Army Topographical Engineers, built the bridge entirely of hemlock. No evidence was found however to support or dispute the claim.


Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge
Blacksmith Shop Covered Bridge
Scenic in Cornish, NH USA

The Blacksmith Shop Bridge was built by James Tasker. The bridge was used by only one family and given its name because of its close proximity to a local blacksmith shop that once stood in an area know as Slab City.

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge
Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge
Scenic in Cornish, NH USA

The bridge was build by James Tasker. The structure was repaired by Milton Graton and his son Arnold in 1980. The restoration was made possible with the aid from a federal Historic Preservation Fund matching grant from the National Park Service of the U.S.

Cardigan Mountain State Park
Cardigan Mountain State Park
Recreation in Canaan, NH USA

Cardigan Mountain State Park has picnicking and hiking. Leashed pets are allowed.

Cilleyville Covered Bridge
Cilleyville Covered Bridge
Scenic in Andover, NH USA

The structure was built by a local carpenter by the name of Print Atwood. He was assisted by Al Emerson and Charles Wilson. Local folklore suggests that during construction, Emerson and Wilson became upset and cut some of the timbers short, causing the bridge to tilt.


Corbin Covered Bridge
Corbin Covered Bridge
Scenic in Newport, NH USA

The state suggested closing the bridge in May 1979, but the town reduced the posted weight limit from six to three tons. It was rehabilitated by the state in 1980 at a cost of $43,000.

Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge
Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge
Scenic in Cornish, NH USA

The bridge was built by James Tasker who is known to have built at least eleven bridges in the area. It was assembled in a schoolyard and then transported to the site. The farmers who used it would occasionally repair it.

Gardner Memorial Wayside Park
Gardner Memorial Wayside Park
Recreation in Springfield, NH USA


Meriden Covered Bridge
Meriden Covered Bridge
Scenic in Plainfield, NH USA

The current bridge is the third one on this site. The previous two were open timber structures. The present bridge was built by James Tasker for a fee of $465. Levi Sanderson was paid $220 for building the bridge abutments.


Mount Sunapee State Park
Mount Sunapee State Park
Recreation in Newbury, NH USA

Mount Sunapee State Park has picnicking, restrooms, a playground, swimming, hiking, fishing, a boat ramp, a campground, showers, downhill skiing and parking. Leashed pets are allowed.

Muster Field Farm Museum
Muster Field Farm Museum things to do on a rainy day in Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH
Museum in North Sutton, NH USA

The Muster Field Farm Museum was established for educational purposes to promote and encourage the history of New Hampshire agriculture and early architecture.

Nature Discovery Center
Nature Discovery Center things to do on a rainy day in Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH
Recreation in Warner, NH USA

A Hands-on interactive family nature center. Discover the hidden secrets of nature at the Nature Discovery Center in Warner. This Nature Discovery Center offers hands-on interactive displays and activities that teach children and adults about the many plants, creatures and minerals in our environment.

Nature Discovery Center
Nature Discovery Center things to do on a rainy day in Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH
Recreation in Warner, NH USA

Now open for the season Nature Discovery Center Opens Discover the hidden secrets of nature at the Nature Discovery Center in Warner.

Nature Discovery Center (formerly The Little Nature Museum)
Nature Discovery Center (formerly The Little Nature Museum) things to do on a rainy day in Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH
Museum in Warner, NH USA

The Museum is a family nature center offering hands-on act. The Nature Discovery Center, founded in 1955, is located in a barn across from the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner. The Museum contains interactive collections, interpretive exhibits, and hands-on activities with nature prizes for children.

New Hampshire Telephone Museum
New Hampshire Telephone Museum things to do on a rainy day in Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH
Museum in Warner, NH USA

Discover 130 years of telephone history at one of our country's finest exhibits of antique telephones and equipment. Guided tours by actual telephone people are available along with some interactive displays.

Packard Hill Covered Bridge
Packard Hill Covered Bridge
Scenic in Lebanon, NH USA

Between 1780 and 1790 an open timber bridge without railings was constructed at this location for Ichabod Packard. The bridge served Mr. Packard's home on the north side of the river and his mill, a combined sawmill and gristmill, located on the south side.

Pier Covered Bridge
Pier Covered Bridge
Scenic in Newport, NH USA

The current bridge was built in 1907 by the Boston and Maine Railroad to replace a wood lattice bridge constructed in 1871-1872 by the Sugar River Railroad.

Pillsbury State Park
Pillsbury State Park
Recreation in Washington, NH USA

Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire State Park system.

Rollins State Park
Rollins State Park
Recreation in Warner, NH USA

Rollins State Park has picnicking, hiking and parking. Leashed pets are allowed.

Ruggles Mine
Ruggles Mine
Recreation in Grafton, NH USA

The Oldest and Most Spectacular Mica, Feldspar, Beryl, and Uranium mine in the USA.

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Best Places to Stay in Dartmouth-Sunapee


Hanover Inn Dartmouth
Guest Score:
From $195 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Hilton Garden Inn Hanover/lebanon
Guest Score:
From $138 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Inn At Pleasant Lake
Guest Score:
From $199 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
King Hill Inn & Kitchen
Guest Score:
From $185 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
The Lyme Inn
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit Dartmouth-Sunapee


The best time to visit Dartmouth-Sunapee, NH is in the summer and winter. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 20's and highs in the mid 30's. Winter nights are cold with lows in the mid 10's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Dartmouth-Sunapee


Month Low Avg High
January 8.7 19.0 29.3
February 11.6 22.8 34.0
March 22.1 32.8 43.5
April 32.8 44.7 56.6
May 44.1 57.3 70.4
June 53.5 66.0 78.5
July 58.8 70.9 82.9
August 57.3 69.1 80.8
September 49.4 60.4 71.3
October 37.3 47.9 58.5
November 28.4 37.0 45.6
December 15.6 24.6 33.6

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