Description - The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region is world renowned for being the keystone of education and scenic beauty. Mount Sunapee towers over the tidy villages and towns offering four season recreation opportunities. There are at least a dozen scenic drives, 16 covered bridges, 11 state park facilities and all are nestled together with preparatory schools, colleges and universities.
- The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region is known for its villages and cities of ivy league roots, cultural, civic and outdoor recreation facilities.
Recreation - The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region has at least a dozen scenic drives, 16 covered bridges, 11 state park facilities and all are nestled together with preparatory schools, colleges and universities. Cultural, civic and outdoor recreation facilities may be found throughout the region.
Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
The Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Travel Region falls in the western area of the state along the Vermont state line. It is bordered to the south by the Monadnock area, to the east by Merrimack and Lakes Regions and to the north by the White Mountains Regions.