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Summer Escapes: Discovering New England's Hidden Gems

Nestled within the lush landscapes of New Hampshire and Vermont lie three hidden gems waiting to be explored: New London, NH; Quechee, VT; and Conway, NH. As the summer sun casts its golden glow over these quaint towns, they come alive with a charm and vibrancy that beckon visitors to indulge in a myriad of unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural immersion, or simply a peaceful retreat, these destinations offer something for everyone.


Conway, New Hampshire

Surrounded by the majestic peaks of the White Mountains, Conway offers a gateway to outdoor adventure in every season. From hiking and biking to fishing and camping, this vibrant town is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to reconnect with nature.

Start your day with a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway, renowned for its stunning vistas, pristine forests, and cascading waterfalls. Stop along the way to stretch your legs on a hike or simply soak in the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness.

For a taste of local flavor, explore the charming village center of North Conway, home to an array of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Browse antique stores, sample homemade fudge, or embark on a scenic train ride aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad.


New London, New Hampshire

Tucked away in the picturesque Lake Sunapee region, New London embodies the quintessential New England charm with its tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and vibrant community spirit. Here, summer unfolds amidst a backdrop of sparkling lakes, rolling hills, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Start your journey with a leisurely stroll through the quaint village center, where charming shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes await. Don’t miss the iconic New London Barn Playhouse, where you can catch a live performance amidst the rustic beauty of a historic barn.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find no shortage of adventures in the surrounding area. Explore the pristine waters of Lake Sunapee with a kayak or paddleboard excursion, or hit the trails for scenic hikes offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.


Quechee, Vermont

Nestled along the banks of the Ottauquechee River, Quechee exudes a serene beauty that captivates visitors year-round. Known for its stunning natural landscapes, historic charm, and world-class attractions, Quechee offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Start your exploration at Quechee Gorge, often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” Marvel at the breathtaking views from the observation deck or hike down into the gorge for an up-close encounter with nature’s splendor.

For a taste of Vermont’s artisanal culture, visit the Quechee Gorge Village, home to an array of shops, galleries, and eateries housed within historic mill buildings. Sample locally-made cheeses, crafts, and souvenirs, or enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking the scenic waterfall.


These lovely towns offer a glimpse into the timeless beauty and rich heritage of New England. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, cultural immersion, or simply a peaceful retreat, these hidden gems have something to offer every traveler. So, pack your bags and embark on a summer escape to these enchanting destinations. Your adventure awaits!



Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, joined the Coldwell Banker brand in 2016, and is a member of the prestigious Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle as one of the top Coldwell Banker affiliated companies in the world.  Coldwell Banker Lifestyles has approximately 150 real estate sales professionals in 10 offices throughout New Hampshire, Vermont and Western Maine, working to guide buyers and sellers to successful real estate transactions.

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