Follansbee Inn’s central location in New England allows for easy day trips to the Maine seacoast, the New Hampshire White Mountains and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
We can suggest a route that takes in lots of scenery, shopping and sights and brings you back here for a good night’s rest.
- 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. And lets not forget the Flying Goose Pub, less then 10 minutes from the inn.
- New Hampshire Telephone Museum
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum houses a tangible history of telecommunications which can be viewed via guided or self-guided tours.
- Kearsarge Indian Museum
Visiting the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum you will learn about the Native culture of the Northeastern Woodlands, of the Southeast culture including the Seminole and Cherokee cultures as well as the Southwest cultures.
- Enfield Shaker Museum
This Museum holds arts & crafts classes, concerts and more
- Sunapee Boat Cruises
Take a dinner cruise around Lake Sunapee