Hiking Mt Sunapee in Full Foliage


On a beautiful Sunday morning in October Tim Eliassen and Dave Gardner led a group of hikers up and over Mount Sunapee. The weather and the fall foliage was perfect. A truly beautiful hike starting at Bubba’s restaurant in Newbury harbor. We took the Newbury Trail up to Jack and June Junction and stopped at the White Ledges to overlook Lake Solitude. This has to be one of the best snack stops in New England.


After we ate all of our chocolate we continued towards the summit of Mount Sunapee.  Trail #1 of the SRK Greenway is a really great trail and is a beautiful hike in all seasons of the year. But, it was particularly beautiful on this hike with the New Hampshire fall foliage at its peak.

This section between Lake Solitude and the summit is shared with the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway. the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway is a hiking trail club very similar to ours that maintains a protected Greenway from Mount Monadnock to Sunapee.  From the White Ledges it is less than a mile to the summit.



After enjoying the view from the back porch of the Summit Lodge we hiked down the Summit trail which eventually connects to the short Province trail. We had left a couple of cars at the parking lot on Old Province Road so that we could get back to Newbury Harbor. The hike took about 5-hours in total after all of the leaf peeping and chocolate eating. The Guidebook says that it was 5.4 miles and a gain of 1,750 feet in elevation and 1,200 feet of descent.

A special thank you to Jim Block for the photos. To see more of his hiking and nature photos visit his website here.

Fall Hike Calendar

Mt Sunapee View - SRK Greenway

Hike the SRK Greenway this Fall  

This Fall we are offering some fun hikes on the SRK Greenway.  Whether you are interested in exploring the greater Lake Sunapee Region, or you just want to enjoy a wonderful autumn hike – come join us!


Be sure to contact the trip leader at least one day in advance to register your interest and to get the details. Always carry a good supply of water, a snack, and layers of clothing to prepare for possible weather conditions.


Saturday Sept. 30th  
Join Andy Hager for a Fall hike in the Gile State Forest. Starting on Rte 114 in Springfield and hiking East through the Gile State Forest which takes us past the Royal Arch and eventually to the north end of Pleasant Lake. This is a long 8.4 mile hike with some significant changes in elevation. The hike will probably take 6-7 hours. For more information contact Andy Hager via email Andrew@hagerinvestments.com

Saturday October 7th   
Join Anne Hewitt and other SRK Greenway members for a great Fall hike on the SRK Greenway Trail. Starting on Rte 4A in Wilmot we will hike East up and over Bog Mountain and end up in Wilmot Center. This is a moderate 4.5 mile hike with some significant changes in elevation. It should take 3-4 hours. For more information contact Anne Hewitt 848-5762.

Sunday October 22nd 
Join Tim Eliassen and Dave Gardner for a great Fall hike up and over Mount Sunapee. Starting in Newbury Harbor we will hike the Greenway Trail #1 up and over Mt Sunapee to the Old Province road in Goshen. This is a difficult 5.5 miles with significant changes in elevation. For more information contact Dave Gardner 927-4033

Sunday Oct. 29th 
Join Nathan Richer and other SRK Greenway members on a Fall hike through Springfield on October 29th.  Starting on Deer Hill road we will hike 4.1 miles East to Rte 114. This is a moderate hike through some beautiful woods and old class VI roads. For more information contact Nathan Richer  344-0287.


For the latest hike schedule visit our online calendar