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Lake Sunapee

This event is open to all kayak types as well as canoes

Lake Sunapee is located within Sullivan County and Merrimack County in western New Hampshire, the United States. It is the fifth-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire.

The lake is approximately 8.1 miles (13.0 km) long (north-south) and from 0.5 to 2.5 miles wide (east-west), covering 6.5 square miles with a maximum depth of 142 feet. It contains eight islands (Great Island, Burkehaven Island, Star Island, Little Island, Loon Lighthouse Island, Emerald Island, Treasure Island and Minute Island) and is indented by several peninsulas and lake fingers, a combination which yields a total shoreline of some 70 miles. There are seven sandy beach areas including Mount Sunapee State Park beach; some with restricted town access.The lake contains three lighthouses on the National register. The driving distance around the lake is 25 miles (40 km) with many miles of lake water view. The lake is 1,093 feet (333 m) above sea level.

The lake's outlet is in Sunapee Harbor, the headway for the Sugar River, which flows west through Newport and Claremont to the Connecticut River and then to the Atlantic Ocean

Directions:

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1. Take I-95 S toward Hampton/Boston
Partial toll road
6.5 mi
2. Take exit 2 to merge onto NH-101 W/State Route 101 W
Partial toll road
31.3 mi
3. Take the exit onto I-93 N toward Concord
Partial toll road
13.8 mi
4. Take the exit onto I-89 N
8.8 mi
5. Take exit 5 on the left for US-202 W/NH-9 toward Henniker/Keene
0.6 mi
6. Continue straight
0.3 mi
7. Continue straight onto NH-9 W/US-202 W/Franklin Pierce Hwy
6.8 mi
8. Take the New Hampshire 114 exit toward Henniker/Bradford
0.3 mi
9. Turn right onto NH-114 N
8.4 mi
10. Turn left onto NH-103 W
8.7 mi
11. Turn left onto New Hampshire 103B S/Route 103B S
0.1 mi
12. At rotary take first right onto Beach road.

Click Here for -> Google Maps Link

 

There is a $5 entrance fee to get into the park.

Bring a lunch to eat during the trip as well as water and or beverages. Bring some $$ If you would like to join us for a post paddle meal at a local restaurant.

Life Jackets (PFDs) are Required and  must be worn at all times while paddling with this group.

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  • Susan E W.

    fantastic!!!

    July 23, 2013

  • Susan E W.

    Thank you!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the Lake Sunapee day followed by supper. Appreciation for being such a welcoming group of good folks! And thank you leaders - - Neil, Jeff, Steve and more - - for your generosity of spirit with ongoing organizing to make each event a possibility. Looking forward to more:) Kindly, Susan

    July 23, 2013

  • Liz B

    A beautiful lake and a great group of people. Thanks for putting this together Jeff and Steve!

    July 22, 2013

  • Alice

    never been on this lake...so beautiful on such a perfect day with a great group of people.

    July 22, 2013

  • seanskidog

    Steve E thanks for the tour of a lake that I have seen many times but never realized how nice it is until paddling it with your club. Great to relax and chat with the organizers Steve D, Liz and Jeff. Neil and Cyndi have put together a great group of competent paddlers. Thanks for the ride.

    July 22, 2013

  • Bonnie L

    Perfect summer paddle with friends! Thanks Jeff, Neil & organizers.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Johnny D

    A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends new and old.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • LindaL1

    Great paddle, great people

    July 21, 2013

  • Chloe M.

    Lovely!

    July 21, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    great

    July 21, 2013

  • LindaL1

    Great Lake to paddle, bringing a friend, but she needs to rent.
    Can you rent right there?
    Linda

    July 17, 2013

    • Steve E.

      I think that the state park rents kayaks, I have no idea if any other place does.

      July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I Have an extra Kayak if needed.

      July 21, 2013

  • CZ

    Some family stuff have to handle

    July 19, 2013

  • Johnny D

    If anyone interested in carpooling from exit 4 rt 93 derry i can fit 1 additional kayak on my truck. email me if interested.

    July 16, 2013

  • CZ

    Still trying to figure out a driving situation from MA

    July 16, 2013

  • seanskidog

    Opps. I might be registered twice Jerry Smith and Sea n SKIDOG. Ill delete one. Thx

    July 15, 2013

  • Bonnie L

    Yippee!

    July 15, 2013

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