Mt. Sunapee SP, Newbury

Tips for Birding

When submitting eBird observations at Mount Sunapee State Park, it is most helpful to start a new checklist for each hotspot in the state park. Use the general hotspot when you have a checklist that includes multiple locations or if no other hotspot or personal location is appropriate for your sightings.

About Mount Sunapee State Park

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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 Mount Sunapee Resort, owned by the state of New Hampshire and managed by the Okemo Mountain Resort. The 4,085-acre lake at Mount 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.

Notable Trails

More than ten miles of hiking trails traverse the park from seven trailheads.

The Summit Trail leads through mixed woods on moderate to steep grades to the summit from the ski area parking lot. It emerges onto the grassy ledge next to the summit lodge for views to the north.

You can also reach the summit from the Goshen Trail, which is the easiest way to the summit. Make sure to pay attention to the blue blazes as the trails move on and off of old roads and alpine ski trails.

The Newbury Trail leaves from Newbury village and climbs steeply right away before it moderates and works its way to the summit.

The Andrews Brook Trail follows Andrews Brook upstream and crosses it multiple times before reaching Lake Solitude and connecting with the Solitude Trail to the summit. Each trail is 5-6 miles round trip from the trailhead to the summit and back with substantial climbs.

The TrailFinder website has descriptions and maps of hikes at Mount Sunapee State Park.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

Content from Mount Sunapee State Park Official Website

Last updated October 28, 2023