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Lake Sunapee for Kids

Adaline Gilmore


If you are looking for some family bonding time with the kids, there is a variety of activities in the Lake Sunapee area that will get you out of the house to have some fun, even on those rainy days.


Mount Sunapee Adventure Park

Mt. Sunapee Aerial Challenge Course
Mt. Sunapee Aerial Challenge Course

Mount Sunapee Adventure Park is the perfect place to have some adventure with the kids. Check out the canopy zip line tours at the Adventure Park.

Visitors can choose from the beginner loop, the two intermediate loops, advanced loop, or the climbing wall/gravity jump. Adventure goers will zip through oak, birch, and maple trees while keeping on the lookout for wildlife below.

If zip lines are not your forte, play a round of mini golf. The 18 hole mini golf course is at the base of the Adventure Park. There is also an 18 hole disc golf course that players take the chair lift up to play the first teebox. From there, players will follow the winding course through the woods.

Mount Sunapee Adventure Park
Mt. Sunapee Adventure Park Canopy Zip Line

Occasionally, there are races for all ages held at the Adventure Park. Some of the races incorporate an obstacle course and others are a trail run. Check out the website for the races that have cash prizes for the winners.  

During the winter months, Mount Sunapee Adventure Park is well known for the excellent slopes for skiers and snowboarders.


Mount Sunapee State Park

Sunapee State Park Beach
Sunapee State Park Beach

Mount Sunapee State Park is a great way to get the family re-connected with nature all year round. The park features a 4,085 acre lake that is the perfect spot for a family get together or lounging at the beach. If you are interested in some fishing or a boat outing, there is a boat launch and boat rentals available.

From hiking and biking to the spacious campgrounds, there is a multitude of recreational activities that can please everyone. In the winter, there are some great trails for snowmobiling and


Sweet Maples Sugar House

Sweet Maples Sugar House

Don’t miss out on the award winning maple syrup plus maple candy, maple fudge and other maple treats. Tree tapping begins February through March. Check out the tours and watch the process of how maple syrup is made, then take some maple syrup home for those homemade Belgian waffles or drizzle some on vanilla ice cream.

Sanctuary Dairy Farm
If you are looking for a yummy stop, check out this ice cream shop located right between Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee. Not only do they serve delicious homemade ice cream, but kids love interacting with the friendly animals on the farm. Families can also play a game of horse shoes, volleyball, and kickball.


Mt. Kearsarge Indian MuseumMt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is an educational and cultural center that inspires and educates visitors about environmental action and cultural diversity. The educational and self-guided tours are great for families learning about the Native American culture by viewing the gallery and walking on the nature trail quest.

Horseback Riding
Granite Rose Morgans located in Bradford

Granite Rose Morgans located in Bradford offers trail rides all season long. For individuals who are looking for continuous lessons, they offer individualized lessons for all ages.

New London Barn Playhouse

New London Barn Playhouse

Kids love watching performances at the Barn Playhouse. There is a variety of shows for kids that are entertaining for the whole family. Check online for tickets and show times.  website:



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