Warner, always known for its vacation appeal for both summer visitors and winter through the historic ski train which came up from Boston, is ideally situated in central New Hampshire, 15 minutes from the capitol and the Sunapee recreation area. One hour from the coast and mountains. The village remains committed to promoting and preserving its quiet charm. The Maples at Warner is located within the historic village and you will find many Warner sites within walking distance or a short drive.
Rollins State Park is situated on the south slope of Mt. Kearsarge. A 3 1/2 mile long scenic auto road rises from the park entrance through woodlands to the parking and picnic areas. The picnic area, located in a natural wooded glen beneath granite ledges, is historically referred to as the "Garden". It affords views that stretch from Mt. Monadnock to the hills of New Hampshire's coastal plain. The summits of Pack Monadnock, Crotched and Uncanoonuc mountains, the hills of central Massachusetts and the Boston skyline are visible on the horizon, while the Mink Hills and Merrimack River Valley can be seen nearby. A one-half mile trail to the summit of Mt.Kearsarge leaves from the picnic area.
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Education and Cultural Center, is dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of ongoing Native American cultural expression. The Museum embraces cultural diversity and encourages responsible environmental action based on respect for nature. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum seeks to challenge and inspire all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. IndianMuseum.org Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner, NH 03278
New Hampshire Telephone Museum is located within walking distance from the Inn. Their fascinating collection of telephones, equipment and tools begins with a replica of the very first telephone, which carried inventor Alexander Graham Bell's words to his startled assistant Thomas A. Watson. ("Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you!") NHTelephoneMuseum.com 22 E. Main Street, Warner, NH 03278
The Warner Firefighter's Museum is located directly below the Telephone Museum. Created to preserve 172 years of firefighting history, the museum is a lively display of a wide assortment of artifacts true to the industry. The museum's highlight is a 1927 candy-apple red Chevrolet pumper engine, the first motorized piece of equipment the department purchased.
Main Street Bookends of Warner, designated by YANKEE Magazine's "Editor's Pick Must-See" Bookstore in New England. A charming adventure, in addition to their outstanding collection of books and toys, you discover over 300 scheduled events throughout the year including Yoga, concerts, authors, quilt & wool spinner club meetings, travel lectures, slide shows, storytelling, piano lessons, Presidential Candidates...EVEN Barn Dances!!
Historic Warner Village offers unique cultural, shopping and dining opportunities from over 36 retailers, organizations and natural historical sites including the famous Warner Fall Foliage Festival held annually over the Columbus Day Weekend. There is something for everyone within a short walking or driving distance from the Inn.
Tanger Shopping Outlets ~ "The shop 'till you drop spot." New England Outlet shopping at its best. Guarantee's credit card meltdown! 30 minutes away, but well worth the drive for great shopping at Coach, Gap, Bass, Nine West, etc.
The Fiber Studio ~ Great yarns, weaving supplies and workshops. Many inn guests spend time attending their workshops and wish they could have stayed longer!
Prison Shop Corrections Creations, a hobby craft retail store run by the Department of Corrections in Concord is the place you'll find all sorts of hand-made items including pottery, furniture, clocks and leather products, all for a fraction of the price you'd pay at galleries. The work is sometimes imperfect, but the majority of pieces at this little shop are made with an eye to detail. The store is located at 312 North State Street in Concord. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.
New London, 10 minutes north of Warner (Exit 11 & 12 off Rte 89), home to Colby-Sawyer College, has a charming village filled with fine shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Winslow State Park, Winslow State Park is located on the northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge in Wilmot, New Hampshire. The picnic area is on a 1,820 foot plateau with outstanding views of the White Mountains to the north and the taller of the southern and central Vermont peaks. Mt. Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, and Pleasant Lake dominate the closer landscape. A one-mile foot trail leads from the picnic area to the summit of Mt.Kearsarge. A 1- 3/4 mile trail offers a loop possibility. The park is located off Route 11, Wilmot, 603-526-6168.
The New London Barn Playhouse is the oldest, continuously operating Summer Stock theater in New Hampshire, a distinction which has gained it inclusion in the state's Register of Historic Places. 84 Main Street - New London NH 03257 603-526-6710 email firstname.lastname@example.org nlbarn.org
The Capitol Center for the Arts is the largest and most successful performing arts center in New Hampshire and has helped position Concord as a cultural destination. Its richly varied programming attracts diversified audiences. Broadway, ballet and country & western fans alike travel from all over New England to attend performances at the Capitol Center. Box Office: 603-225-1111 44 South Main St. Concord, NH 03301 ccanh.com
Canterbury Shaker Village: shakers.org and The Shaker Table TheShakerTable.com Canterbury Shaker Village is a national historic landmark and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire, with 25 restored and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings. Its 694 acre site includes gardens, fields, ponds and forests. Known for its tranquil beauty, the village offers tours, exhibits, workshops, family programs, hiking trails, unique shopping and delicious food.
The Fort At No. 4, Charlestown, NH Nestled within beautiful New England, along the shore of the Connecticut River at Charlestown, NH, The Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum, is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the men and women who helped shape Vermont and New Hampshire during the early 1700's. fortat4.com
The Fells John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Sunapee Located on the shores of Lake Sunapee, The Fells was the summer retreat for three generations of the Hay family, whose vision and stewardship led to the protection of the land for all to enjoy. Tour historic summer cottage and gardens, with woodland trails and abundant wildlife. thefells.org
Sunapee Cruises Enjoy the crystal clear waters of beautiful Lake Sunapee and relax on deck as your captain narrates the history, landmarks and lore of this mountain lake. Dinner cruise also available. SunapeeCruises.com
Kayak Country Paddlesports Offering river trips and instruction on the Blackwater River. kayakcountry.com
The Society's Museum of New Hampshire History, located at 6 Eagle Square in Concord, offers exhibitions on the state's heritage and traditions as well as a variety of programs for children and adults. Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Also open Monday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 1 through October 15 and in December. $5.50 for adults; $4.50 for seniors; $3 for children 6-18, with a family maximum of $17. Children under 6 free. NHHistory.org
Enfield Shaker Museum
447 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748
Ph: 603-632-4346 This museum features a collection of Shaker furniture, tools, clothing, photographs and agricultural implements. You can stroll the Museum's herb and flower gardens, fields and hills. Enjoy exhibits, special programs, concerts, guided tours and craft demonstrations. Hike to the Shaker Feast Ground for a spectacular vista of the Shaker Village nestled along Mascoma Lake. The Shaker Museum Store features Shaker-inspired reproductions, books, local crafts and farm products, as well as products from the Museum's renowned herb garden. The Great Stone Dwelling is the largest Shaker dwelling ever constructed. It is a lasting monument to the Shakers of Enfield and is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site is a vibrant cultural, community and educational center. The museum is open year round. An admission is charged.
McGowan Fine Art Gallery
McGowan Fine Art, located in historic Concord, New Hampshire, has been serving the art needs of northern New England for over 25 years. They offer a distinctive selection of New England artists, both emerging and established, in a variety of mediums, styles and price ranges. There is something for everyone, from the first-time buyer to the experienced collector. 10 Hills Avenue, 603-225-2515 | McGowanFineArt.com
Capitol Center for the Arts
A vintage vaudeville-era theater, the Capitol Center has gone through two major renovations in the past decade and now stands as New Hampshire's premier performing arts center, showcasing a wide variety of acclaimed national and international performers. Full schedule at ccanh.com. 44 S. Main St., 603-225-1111 | ccanh.com
NH International Speedway
Located 10 miles north of Concord, the speedway attracts thousands of race fans from throughout the nation. It is the only super speedway in New England and is host to a diverse series of races, including two NASCAR Nextel Cup series, the NASCAR Busch series, the Craftsmen Truck Series, and the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour. Local events also take place at the track. Route 106, Loudon, 603-783-4744 (April-October)
Elm Brook Park
This large U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation area, encompassing Elm Brook Lake (with a boat ramp), Drew Lake Stumpfield Marsh and Stark Pond, offers great fishing. Swimming, hunting, and snowmobiling are allowed on Everett and Hopkinton lakes. Elm Brook Park has four picnic shelters and a beach. Route 127, West Hopkinton, 603-746-3601
Concord on Foot
A self-guided downtown walking tour of more than 50 historic sites, including the State House, New Hampshire Historical Society, First Baptist Church, Eagle Hotel, Phenix Hall, Upham-Walker House and the New Hampshire State Library. Brochures are available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of New Hampshire History gift shop. 603-224-2508
Franklin Pierce Homestead
Operated by the Hillsboro Historical Society, the recently restored mansion of Franklin Pierce, the 14'th President of the United States, reflects the elegance of affluent living in the 1800's. Hillsboro, 603-478-3165 (Memorial Day-Columbus Day)
NH State House and Visitors' Center
From its Hall of Flags to the portraits of generations of New Hampshire's leaders, the New Hampshire State House represents an extensive legacy of rich political tradition. 107 N. Main St., 603-271-2154
Tues.-Sat. 11-3. Groups of 10 or more by appointment. Guided tours available through the Greek revival home of the 14'th U.S. President Franklin Pierce. 14 Horseshoe Pond Ln., 603-225-4555 (June 14 - October 7)
Cross the Cornish-Windsor
There is no covered bridge that stops people in their tracks like the Cornish-Windsor Bridge. The 449'5" span that crosses the Connecticut River is truly a sight to see. The bridge happens to be the longest 2-span covered bridge in the world and the longest covered bridge in the country. But there is something special about this bridge; magical even. Perhaps it's the history that the wood breathes. Maybe it's the sign that reads "Walk your horses or pay two dollars fine," or the exquisite construction that has held the bridge together since 1866. Cross the bridge by car (turn your lights on), and you are deposited in Windsor, Vt., in minutes. How you get there via this bridge; that's where the magic is.
The Currier Museum of Art - The Currier is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, NH. The museum is 30 minutes South of Inn, featuring American and European paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculptures including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keefe, and Wyeth, with exhibitions, tours and performances year round. The Currier also owns Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman house in Manchester. Tours are available to both the museum and the house.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord StarHop.com
New London Barn Playhouse, New London NLBarn.com
Capitol Center For The Arts ccanh.com
League of NH Craftsmen - Nurtures the New Hampshire rich craft heritage by supporting the state's finest craftspeople while simultaneously educating an audience for their work. One of their shops is located in Concord and their annual Craft's Fair is the oldest in the country held each August at Mt. Sunapee, just 20 minutes North of the inn. NHCrafts.org
Mount Sunapee Resort & State Park MountSunapee.com
Pat's Peak PatsPeak.com
Ragged Mountain Resort RaggedMountainResort.com
Franklin Antique Market, Located in the Franklin Falls Historic District in a renovated 1890's brick building. Over 10,000 sq ft. of gallery space. 361 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235 603-934-2800 FranklinAntiques.com
New Hampshire's Route 4 Antique Alley. The original Antique Alley is New England's oldest antiques shopping district with more than 500 dealers in the towns of Northwood, Lee, Epsom, and Chichester. NHAntiqueAlley.com
Country Club of New Hampshire, 142 Kearsarge Valley Road North Sutton 603-927-4246 Consistently rated one of the best courses in the state, Country Club of New Hampshire is an easily accessible, great playing course. The fairways meander through picturesque, wooded foothills. The front nine is fairly level while the back nine is more hilly.
Beaver Meadow Golf Course, 1 Beaver Meadow Dr Concord 603-228-8954
Beaver Meadow is the oldest golf course in the State of New Hampshire. For over 100 years Beaver Meadow Golf Course has provided the public a safe, attractive and well operated facility that offers a positive recreational experience for the consumer at a reasonable cost.
Canterbury Woods Country Club, 15 West Road Canterbury 603-783-9400br /> Designer Ross Forbes has "uncovered" 18 unique holes that utilize the existing terrain in a manner that will provide enjoyment for both beginners and experienced golfers. Four sets of tees allow the course to play from 4800 to over 6600 yards.
Countryside Golf Club, 20 Country Club Drive Dunbarton 603-774-5031
Dustons Country Club, 40 Country Club Rd Hopkinton 603-746-4234
Duston Country Club is conveniently located on Country Club Road, off US 202/NH 9 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire... just 2 miles west of I-89, exit