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Maple March: #SugarRiverSocial Hosted By Bascom Maple Farms

Published: March 28, 2024

Bascom Maple’s Sugar River Social This March As the chilly grip of winter loosens its hold, March marks the season of maple production across New England. This time of year is synonymous with the sweet maple aroma and the bustling activity of local sugar shacks in the Sugar River Region. That’s why we’ve been looking […]

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The 2024 Solar Eclipse in the Sugar River Region

Published: March 19, 2024

About The Solar Eclipse  On April 8, 2024, New Hampshire will be one of thirteen states lucky enough to experience the solar eclipse! Solar eclipses are rare phenomena that occur when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, casting its shadow upon us for a few minutes of darkness. This manifests in various forms, […]

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Exploring the Trails of the Sugar River Region: A Pathway to Unity, Conservation, and Economic Growth

Published: March 14, 2024

Written by Madeline Ferland on March 12, 2024.  The beloved trails network within Sullivan County is a sprawling expanse of multi-use pathways that wind through our scenic landscape, offering countless opportunities for exploration, recreation, conservation, and community engagement. The Trails Council is a shared initiative of Discover Sugar River Region, the University of New Hampshire […]

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Maple Weekend in the Sugar River Region: March 16-17, 2024 Experience the Sweet Essence of New Hampshire

Published: March 2, 2024

Written by Halle Swets on February 29, 2024.  During Maple Weekend, participating sugarhouses across New Hampshire open their doors to the public, offering visitors a chance to experience the maple sugaring process firsthand. Activities often include guided tours of the sugarhouses, demonstrations of tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling it down to make maple syrup. […]

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Snow Rider’s Rendezvous: All Things Snowmobiling in the Sugar River Region

Published: February 23, 2024

Written by Madeline Ferland on February 23 2024.  Snowmobile Clubs In and Around Sullivan County In the Sugar River Region, winter sports are a huge part of the local culture. Snowmobiling has been a favorite winter pastime for decades and will, almost certainly, continue to be (weather permitting…). There are ten different snowmobile clubs that […]

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Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of the Sugar River Region: A Journey Through Time, Sustainability, and Natural Splendor

Published: February 16, 2024

Written by Isabel Marsigli on February 15, 2024.  Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of western New Hampshire lies the Sugar River Region, beginning at Lake Sunapee and ending at the Connecticut River. Every bend in the Sugar River of Sullivan County tells a story of resilience, ingenuity, and stewardship. First Peoples, Early Settlement and Industrial […]

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The Region’s First #SugarRiverSocial Hosted by Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza

Published: January 26, 2024

Written by Madeline Ferland on January 26th, 2024. Discover Sugar River Region is thrilled to share that the first ever Sugar River Social was hosted by Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza in Claremont. The social event took place on Thursday, January 25th in the River Room and went from 6 pm until about 8:30 pm. The […]

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Peak Pursuits: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, and Beyond in the Sugar River Region

Published: January 11, 2024

Written by Madeline Ferland on January 11, 2024.  In the winter expanse of the Sugar River Region, snow and winter sports opportunities are endless. Mount Sunapee stands as a popular destination for skiing, boasting slopes suitable for all skill levels. Arrowhead, once a small ski hill and tubing spot, provides a nostalgic experience for those […]

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From Cozy Corners in Claremont to Fireside Nooks in Newport

Published: January 3, 2024

Written by Sylecia Johnston on January 3rd, 2024 Moving past the hustle and bustle of the holidays this winter season, one can find warm spaces and hidden gems in Sullivan County that invite you to unwind and indulge in the simple joys of life. Whether for a weekend retreat from the big city or a […]

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Winter Wellness and Health in the Sugar River Region: Places to Chill & Thrive, Rather than Freeze & Survive

Published: December 20, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on December 20, 2023.  The winter months in New Hampshire are often characterized by colder temperatures and shorter days and can pose challenges to maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. The onset of seasonal blues and the temptation to enter a “hibernation mode” are familiar struggles for many. However, the importance […]

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Annual Holiday Activities and Craft Fairs in the Sugar River Region:  Family-Friendly Festivities to Make the Most of this Holiday Season 

Published: November 13, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on November 13, 2023  As the crisp winter air begins to settle in, the enchanting season of joy and merriment is upon us in the Sugar River Region. With the spirit of the holidays, our region offers a plethora of annual holiday and family fun activities that are sure to delight […]

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The Sugar River Region’s Historic Covered Bridges: 10 Bridges in One Day Driving Tour

Published: October 24, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on October 24, 2023.  Did you know that there are approximately 750 historic covered bridges still intact and in use across the United States? Among these, Sullivan County has a collection boasting ten of the most enchanting and historically significant covered bridges. Each of these bridges, celebrated for their timeless beauty, […]

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Cider, Community, and Fall Activities: Apple Pressing at the Sullivan County Public Cidery

Published: October 16, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on October 16, 2023.  Fall is an undeniably magical and vibrant season, and few experiences rival the crisp joy of freshly pressed apple cider. As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, and the air carries the earthy scent of fallen apples, it’s the perfect time to delve into […]

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Plan Your Fall Foliage Tour Now!

Published: September 15, 2023

Written by Thomas Freilich on September 1, 2023.  As the warmth of summer gives way to the crispness of autumn, there’s no better time to embark on a scenic adventure through the stunning landscapes of New Hampshire’s Sugar River Region. The region’s vibrant fall foliage, combined with its historical sites, charming fields of pick-your-own produce, […]

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Summertime in the Sugar River Region: The Best Places to Swim and Cool Off

Published: July 24, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on July 24th, 2023  Summertime in New Hampshire is an ideal time of year to be outdoors and engage in all the exciting activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. Just don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and sun block! As the scorching days of summer envelop us, there’s no […]

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Local Pubs, Taverns, and Grills: Sugar River Region’s Best Places to Have A Brewski And Get Some Grub

Published: July 5, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on July 3rd, 2023 Hungry? Not sure where to go out to eat? Not to worry! Join us as we explore some of the top pubs, taverns, and grills in the Sugar River Region, where you can enjoy not only some tasty local food, but also some picturesque landscapes, inviting small […]

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The Cornish Colony: A Haven for Artists in New Hampshire

Published: June 27, 2023

Written by Thomas Freilich on June 26, 2023. Nestled in the picturesque landscape of New Hampshire’s Sugar River region, the Cornish Colony stands as a testament to the rich artistic history of the region. This historical site, once a vibrant gathering place for prominent artists and intellectuals, continues to inspire visitors with its scenic beauty […]

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Sugar River Region’s Historical Treasures: A Guide to Some of Our Must-Visit Sites

Published: April 16, 2023

Written by Madeline Ferland on April 14, 2023 Sullivan County, New Hampshire is known for its picturesque scenery and outdoor activities, but did you know that it also has a rich history dating back even before the colonial period? The Sugar River Region in particular has many historic sites, some of which are on the […]

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Egg-citing Spring Activities in the Sugar River Region

Published: April 1, 2023

Originally written by Madeline Ferland on April 1, 2023. This post has been updated for Spring 2024.  Spring – that wonderful time of year to finally get outside and explore all that the Sugar River Region has to offer. From Easter egg hunts to spring skiing, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole […]

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