Sunapee NH | Lifestyle Profile

Sunapee, NH Town Profile & Lifestyle Comparison

The residential town of Sunapee is home to Lake Sunapee, and the Mount Sunapee Resort is nearby. The name Sunapee comes from the Algonquin Indian words “sun,” meaning goose and “apee,” meaning lake: literally Goose Lake. It was named so because it was reportedly a favorite spot for wild geese.

Land Area: 21.1 sq. mi.

Inland Water Area: 4.1 sq. mi.

Schools: Sunapee Central School, Sunapee Middle High School, and Sunapee Sr. High School.

Town Office: 763-2212

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Public Library: 542 Route 11

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Rec. Facilities: Golf courses, Municipal parks, Tennis courts, Museums, Fishing, Hunting, Lake Sunapee Cruises, Sunapee State Beach, Snowmobile trails, Cross-country skiing, and Boating.