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.
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.
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 p
The 2013 Greenway Summer Hike Series
The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway (SRKG) is offering a series of exciting Summer hikes in the Lake Sunapee region. The hikes, as always, offer a variety of terrain and conditions.
Please contact the hike leader in advance to get the details. All hikes are free and led by volunteers. Please be aware that some of the hikes are much more difficult than others and participants are encouraged to evaluate their capabilities carefully before joining any group. Bring water and a snack but please leave dogs at home.
June 23 (Sun)
Summit Mt Kearsarge – the highest point on the Greenway. Starting at Kearsarge Valley Road in Sutton hike up onto Bear mountain using the Lincoln Trail and on to summit of Mt Kearsarge. Distance is about 10 miles round trip. Difficult with significant elevation. There are excellent views. (Difficult) Dave Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 29 (Sat)
Start and finish at the Mt.Sunapee Parking lot using the Elliot Ski trail to the Sunbowl access road to the rim trail connecting to the Newbury trail and then completing the rest of trail 1 going by Lake Solitude and down the Summit trail to the parking lot. (Moderate/Difficult) 4 hours Andy Hager, 526-2846 email@example.com
July 13 (Sat)
Loop trail on Ragged Mountain partly on SRKG trail #9 over the summit of Ragged. Fine views. Distance about 5 miles. Approximate time: 4 hours. (Moderate/Difficult) Lee Carvalho 735-5719
July 21 (Sun)
Loop trail to Clark Pond. 1.5 mi. 1 to 1.5 hours. Trail replete with plant and tree ID tags (Easy) Dan Allen, 763-5320 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 23 (Tue)
Join Gerry Gold and other workers for trail work on the Ragged Mountain trail. This will involve a short section of re-routing the trail. (Moderate) Gerry Gold 526-2857 email@example.com
August 3 (Sat)
Explore some of the trails on the Cook Easement in New London. 3 miles. Moderate Brian Faughnan/David Cook 526-7838 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Sutton Strings is a small acoustic music shop offeri a wide variety of quality guitar and mandolin instruments.
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.