Follansbee Inn Lakefront, Boats and Bikes
Kayak, canoe, row, swim or sail to the island or inlet to view wildlife. Bicycle around Kezar Lake. Try our tandem bike! In the winter, use our snowshoes to explore. Use of our boats, bikes, helmets, snowshoes, etc. is always complimentary.
The Musterfield Farm Museum
Located 1 mile and an easy walk from the inn, this 18th Century Homestead and restored buildings still has a working bicentennial farm. Civil War reenactments and Old Fashioned Farm Days in the summer, Ice Cutting on Kezar Lake in the winter are just a few of the charming activities at this historic spot.
The Fells (aka John Hay Estate)
Unique and historic estate where you can tour the gardens, hike through the beautiful estate, attend summer concerts or guided gardening, hiking or art events.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
This National Historic Site has 150 acres including the home, garden and studios of famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Canterbury Shaker Village
Tour the Shaker Village, eat at their outstanding restaurant, or attend one of their many craft workshops or old time events. Closed for part of the winter, so visit their website for dates of operation.
Craft Beer Breweries
Visit our nearby craft beer breweries that produce some of the best tasting beers in the world. In fact The Alchemist Brewery brews Heady Topper, a double IPA that has earned the distinction of best tasting beer in the world according to Beer Advocate magazine. Also nearby are Lawson's Finest Liquids and Hill Farmstead Brewery, brewers of many award winning beers.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Enfield Shaker Museum
This Museum holds arts & crafts classes, concerts and more
Sunapee Boat Cruises
Take a dinner cruise around Lake Sunapee
Our location is an outdoorsman's mecca, with many hiking trails, biking, golf, and boating activities available. Here is a list to get you started. Other hiking/biking trail information is available at the inn.
Canopy Zip-Line Tours
The Canopy Zip-Line Tour features a series of zip-lines, rope bridges and rappelling as you descend from the top of South Peak. There are eight zip-lines highlighted by the final 1,000’ dual zip-lines to a platform behind the Learning Center, from which you will rappel back down to earth. From the first tree platform to the last platform you will travel a distance of almost ¾ of a mile above the forest floor.
Treetop Obstacle Course
Adventurers age six and up negotiate obstacles that stretch from tree to tree. From a central platform in the woods there is a beginner loop and an intermediate loop with obstacles that vary in height and difficulty. Obstacles include zip-lines, net traverse, rickety bridge, monkey vines, log crossing, plank bridge, rope bridges and more.
Off-Road Segway® PT Excursions
These excursions wind through the base area and lower slopes of Mount Sunapee on a Segway® PT equipped with special off-road tires. Ninety minute excursions are guided by Mount Sunapee staff and include an orientation. Come discover why Segways are even more fun when you take them off-road.
A 75-mile loop of hiking trails, surrounding Lake Sunapee, crossing Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains, and maintained by Greenway volunteers. The Greenway Coalition's seven winter hikes planned for 2013 begin January 19th. All hikes are free to the public.
For SRKGC information go to www.srkg.com. Please call the volunteer hike leader at least two nights before to learn starting location and time. Be prepared for winter conditions: clothing layers, food, and water. Snowshoes are the presumed mode of transport.Greenway Trail Guides are available at local book stores. The SRK Greenway Coalition is a ten-town all-volunteer non-profit organization with members throughout the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge region and beyond.
Bike New Hampshire's Northern Rail Trail
New Hampshire's Northern Rail Trail begins 5 miles from Follansbee Inn. The trail was built by the hard and loving labor of hundreds of volunteers and is now the longest rail-trail in New Hampshire, spanning 52 miles. For those interested in nature, the trail does not disappoint. Nearly 89 percent of New Hampshire is forested, including the area through which the trail runs. If you're looking to see moose south of Alaska, Tewksbury Pond and the surrounding marshlands between Canaan and Grafton is a place they frequent. The occasional bear can be found here, too, as well as eagles, herons, and a flock of wild turkeys in Canaan.
Bike the Northern Rail Trail. For a fabulous adventure make plans to bike inn-to-inn. Follansbee is part of a collaborative effort among several inns to set up the opportunity for groups or individuals to bike from one inn to the next, along the Northern Rail Trail and many other fabulous routes we have mapped. Packages include breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with the riding experience and the opportunity to stay in the area's best inns. Check out the details by clicking on the logo.
Arts & Entertainment
Our Guests are welcome to borrow some snowshoes and hike right from our door. Both Wadleigh State Park and Musterfield Farm provide for great outdoor exercise. Or choose to go to one of the local ski areas listed below.
A partial list of some of our guests favorite eating spots.
Less than 10 minutes from the inn. Northern Italian Cuisine; reservations a must for this local favorite - (603) 526-2033
Four Corners Grille & Flying Goose Brew Pub
3 minutes from the inn! Burgers, Salads, barbecue, seafood, brew pub (603) 526-6899
Ellie's Cafe & Deli
Less than 10 minutes from the inn. Breakfast, Lunch Menus, and Coffee Bar.
207 Main St. New London NH 03257
10 minutes from the inn. Great wine, seafood, continental American cuisine. Reservations appreciated. (603) 526-4201.
At Lake Sunapee Country Club. 5 minutes from the inn. Seafood and traditional favorites. For reservations call (603) 526-6040.
Less than 10 minutes from the inn. Take out or eat in Pizza, Subs, in New London. (603) 526-9201.
McKenna's Family Restaurant
10 minutes from the inn. TCBY Yogurt and family dining at the New London Shopping Center. No reservations.
10 minutes from the inn. English style pub, casual atmosphere. Open for Lunch and Dinner. No reservations. Located next to Ellie's on Main Street New London.
Pleasant Lake Inn Restaurant
10 minutes from the inn. 5 course, 2 entree, prix fixe gourmet. Reservations required. (603) 526-6271.
New London Inn
10 minutes from the inn. Continental, contemporary fare. (603) 526-2791.
Traditional Chinese take-out or eat-in. 10 minutes from the inn. (603) 526-2868.
Eat luncheon specials or old fashioned diner delights at this breakfast and luncheon spot, which is a converted train car. Do not miss their pies for dessert. No reservations. 15 minutes from the inn.
20 minutes from the inn. Summer waterfront eatery on Lake Sunapee, plus live weekend entertainment. (603) 763-3334
15 minutes from the inn. Casual eatery and a seasonal outdoor ice cream place, just across from Newbury Harbor. No reservations.
15 minutes from the inn. Home cooking in a country restaurant. - (603)938-2100.
20 minutes from the inn. Overlooking a sweet river, this country restaurant has a varied menu of sandwiches and entrees sure to please anyone. (603) 428-7621.
Country Spirits Restaurant
20 minutes from the inn. American country fare in a comfortable, friendly setting. (603) 428-7007.