Photo by: Kimberly H. Strumpf

Each season in the Sugar River Region promises something extraordinary
Every time you travel here, you truly feel what we mean when we say the Sugar River Region is a great place to live and visit!


Babbling Brook

Babbling Brook

Fill yourself with the fresh aromas of Spring and enjoy nature in its waking up phase!

Average temperatures during this season are low 30s to high 50s Fahrenheit. Opt for a layered approach to dressing, with a light base layer like a long-sleeve shirt or sweater and adding removable layers for variable temperatures throughout the day. Bring a jacket or light coat for cool mornings and evenings, preferably waterproof or water-resistant for spring showers. Choose comfortable pants like jeans or khakis and appropriate footwear such as sneakers or hiking shoes. Don’t forget accessories like a hat, sunglasses, and scarf for sun protection and warmth.

Ideas for Things to Do:



Butterfly on flowers

Summer in the Sugar River Region is an excellent time to try different seasonal activities.

Average temperatures during this season are mid-60s to mid-80s Fahrenheit. Opt for lightweight and breathable clothing to stay cool and comfortable in the warm temperatures. Choose items like shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and sundresses made from natural fabrics like cotton or linen. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses can provide sun protection, while sunscreen is essential for exposed skin. Breathable and comfortable footwear like sandals or sneakers are ideal for walking and outdoor activities. Don’t forget to stay hydrated by carrying a water bottle with you!

Ideas for Things to Do:

  • Take a stroll or ride a bike on the Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail
  • Marvel at the beauty of Lake Sunapee and the Sugar River
  • Enjoy cool evenings at a campsite, local restaurant, or outdoor concerts in Claremont, Newport and surrounding towns



Photography by: Kimberly H. Stumpf

With Fall, the weather is getting cooler, but the sunny days light up with myriad stunning colors in the forests in the region.

Average temperatures during this season are low 30s to high 50s Fahrenheit. Opt for a lightweight base layer like a long-sleeve shirt or sweater, and add additional layers like a cardigan, jacket, or scarf for extra warmth as needed. Choose pants like jeans or khakis, and consider adding leggings or tights underneath for added warmth on cooler days. Closed-toe shoes such as boots or sneakers are suitable footwear choices, providing comfort and protection from autumn weather. Bring along a waterproof or water-resistant jacket or coat for rainy days, and don’t forget accessories like hats and gloves to stay cozy outdoors.

Ideas for Things to Do:

  • Enjoy day-long hikes in nature to see the changing colors of the trees.
  • Go apple picking or searching for that perfect pumpkin at one of the many farms and orchards in the region.
  • Find the hidden gems of covered bridges and historic farmhouses along the way.



Historical Farms viewed from Bouldervale Road and Rte.10

The region’s forests are covered in white, creating a feeling of festivity during the holiday season.

Average temperatures during this season are below freezing to mid 30s. Start with thermal or moisture-wicking base layers to retain heat, then add insulating layers like sweaters or fleece jackets. Wear a heavy coat that is waterproof or water-resistant to protect against snow and freezing temperatures. Opt for insulated pants or jeans and consider layering with thermal leggings or long underwear for added warmth. Choose waterproof and insulated boots to keep your feet dry and warm, and don’t forget to wear thick socks for extra insulation. Accessorize with a hat, scarf, and gloves to protect exposed skin from the cold. It’s also essential to cover your face with a scarf or ski mask in extreme cold to prevent frostbite. Be sure to check the weather forecast regularly and dress accordingly to stay safe and comfortable in winter conditions.

Ideas for Things to Do:

  • Experience the fun and thrill of winter sports at the Mount Sunapee Resort or Arrowhead Recreation Area
  • Explore the region on snowmobiles and wind your way from small town to the next on expertly groomed trails
  • Go ice skating or ice fishing on one of the many lakes in the region