This time of year, my head turns south… as the peak of fall foliage passes southward past our home, I look to the south for opportunities to hike. Today, I headed to Mount Sunapee state park. Although I’ve climbed Mount Sunapee before – sometimes in winter, when its summit is busy with skiers enjoying Sunapee ski area – today I decided to try a different trail, following the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway trail from the western side. Although this route offers no views until the summit, the trail passes through hardwood forests that were at their absolute peak of color today. Enjoy the photo gallery! Here’s one teaser below – and a video that may give you a sense of what it was like.
I followed the SKRG from Province Road, shown above and at left on this map.
Distance: 7.34 km = 4.6 miles
Time: 2h 00
Gain: 351m = 1,151 feet
The summit offers expansive (though distant) views in various directions, if you walk around the summit building. It was a bit hazy today, however.