Newport is a charming, friendly mill town just 6 miles from Lake Sunapee. There are plenty of good restaurants, a lively arts scene and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking and biking in the summer, and skiing and snowsports in the winter. During the summer, Farmers’ markets and craft fairs spring up on the town common and outdoor concerts are performed on the bandstand. The area is popular in the autumn for the vivid fall colours on the trees, and in the winter the snow brings skiers and snowboarders to the area. There are plenty of holiday home rentals in Newport which provide an excellent base for all activities.
Some of the highlights of the town include the Train Mural on the Johnson Block building in the centre of the town. It depicts the four glorious seasons of New Hampshire in colourful detail. See the interesting antique shops and browse in the art gallery of acclaimed artist E. Thor Carlson.
The 9 mile long Sugar River trail along the former railroad follows the river to Claremont and includes two historic covered bridges. It is an ideal traffic-free route for walkers and bikers.
One of the few surviving car hop drive-in’s can be experienced here. Eat in your car or use the picnic tables provided. They even serve breakfast here from 7am till noon.
Sunapee State Park is about 10 miles from your holiday home in Newport and includes a beach on the shores of the 4,085 acre Lake Sunapee. There are facilities for boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking. In the winter, Mount Sunapee is a great ski mountain with a beginner’s area and a separate snowboarding trail.
This lakeside harbor is a pleasant place to visit on a summer evening. The paddlewheel steamboat offers an all-you-can-eat buffet on the two hour cruise of the lake with a commentary on the places of interest. There are a number of small shops and galleries along the harbor as well as the Riverwalk and the Historical Society Museum.
New Hampshire has cold winters with plenty of snowfall on the mountains and pleasantly warm summers reaching around 27°C (80°F). The autumn is a popular time to enjoy a Newport holiday home rental and experience the dazzling colours of the fall foliage.
Your Newport holiday home rental is served by the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport which is 47 miles from the centre of Newport, NH.