Stay and Ski Mount Sunapee
Dexter’s Inn is located just 10 minutes from Mount Sunapee Resort, which offers downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter and an Adventure Park in the spring, summer, and fall. The ski area is consistently ranked among the best for snowmaking and grooming. This attention to the snow conditions means that Mount Sunapee provides a great ski/snowboard experience regardless of what weather Mother Nature provides. The layout of the mountain, the ski school, the ease of the equipment rental process, and the friendly service make Mount Sunapee particularly popular with beginners and families. Because Mount Sunapee is truly a state park, there is no lodging on the mountain. So, Dexter’s Inn is one of the closest places for skiers/riders to stay.
In the spring, summer and fall, Mount Sunapee’s Adventure Park offers zip lines, an aerial ropes course, downhill mountain biking, an archery course, disc golf, miniature golf, a climbing wall, an airbag jump, and chairlift rides. Lunch and ice cream are available when the Adventure Park is open so you can re-energize yourself after a morning of activity and reward yourself with a treat at the end of the day.
Mount Sunapee also has several hiking trails that reward you with an amazing view at the summit. Once at the summit, you can continue on for a short distance to Lake Solitude, which is unique in that it is a lake at the top of a mountain. This lake was formed by glaciers millions of years ago and has the peaceful setting that its name implies. Add a visit to Lake Solitude to your bucket list.
The League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair takes place at Mount Sunapee each year from the first Saturday in August until the second Sunday in August. 300+ craftsmen offer high-quality glassware, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and, furniture. Food, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, and entertainment add to the experience. The Craftsmen’s Fair draws approximately 30,000 visitors annually. There is so much to see that some visitors will spend the night at Dexter’s Inn in order to get in two days of shopping and learning. You can get all of your holiday shopping done at the Craftsmen’s Fair and delight in the fact that you’ve gotten a unique, hand-made gift for each person on your list.