Goshen ocean. Photo by: Monica Scanlan

Goshen is nestled in the Mount Sunapee foothills along the Sugar River. The town was established in 1791 and is located on the county’s eastern border. Its main attraction, Gunnison Lake, better known as “The Goshen Ocean” by residents, is a 60-acre man-made lake that provides a tranquil spot for canoeing, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, and birding. For a peaceful walk around the lake, take the Ruth LeClair Memorial Trail. For a rowdier activity, the Strategy Zone in Goshen can entertain the family with outdoor laser tag.