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You can get here from there — it’s just a matter of deciding what transportation route is the best for you and your family. You can call a travel agent and have it all arranged; you can pack up the car and drive; or you can take a combination approach — take a train, bus or private plane and rent a car when you arrive. Relax…it is your vacation after all!


People try to label the area “Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee” but we firmly believe that Dartmouth (Hanover) and Sunapee are two separate areas. The Upper Valley encompasses 50+ towns (including Hanover) on both sides (New Hampshire and Vermont) of the Connecticut River. The Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee area, starting in Grantham, consists of 15+ towns surrounding mountains, lakes, conservation areas and farmland in New Hampshire.

(Approximate — some folks drive faster than others!)

Albany, NY: 3 hours
Boston, MA: 2 hours
Hartford, CT: 3 hours
New York, NY: 5 hours
Burlington, VT: 2 hours
Montreal, Canada: 3½ hours

claremont | georges mills | sunapee | new london

Ascutney Travel, Inc.
46 Opera House Square
(603) 542-8782
Ascutney Travel, Inc. is a full-service agency arranging air, cruise ship, escorted tours, hotel, rental auto, ocean freighters and Greyhound. Their emphasis is rail travel — whether by Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada or the railways of Europe.

Wheelock Travel
34 Opera House Square
(603) 543-0400
Wheelock Travel specializes in airline tickets for leisure and business, customizing Caribbean and Mexico vacations, and honeymoon packages.

Kearsarge Travel
5 Lake Avenue
(603) 763-6100

Travel Network
552 Route 11, Unit 3
(603) 763-2800
(800) 492-0257

Compass Travel
116 Newport Road
(603) 526-9600
With more than five decades in the travel industry, Compass Travel serves as a guide to all the ins and outs, nooks and crannies of destinations around the world.

concord | lebanon | manchester

(800) USA-RAIL
Amtrak has several stops in New Hampshire near the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee area, including Concord on 30 Stickney Street, Claremont on Plains Road/Maple Avenue and Tilton on US Highway 3.

Concord Coach
7 Langdon Street
(800) 639-3317
Concord Coach Lines operates transportation centers in Concord and Manchester, N.H.; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and a ticket counter inside the Boston, Mass., South Station bus station.

Concord Municipal Airport
71 Concord Road
(603) 228-2267
(603) 229-1760
The Concord Municipal Airport features a 6,000-foot runway and a cross-wind runway, full navigation support systems; Jet Fuel and AVGAS, aircraft maintenance, storage and tie-down capacity. It is considered the best general aviation airport in the state. Corporate hangar space and private T-hangars are available.

Concord Trailways
30 Stickney Avenue
(603) 228-3300
The station in Concord provides a close link to the Kearsarge/Concord area, and there is also a station in Tilton and a bus stop (no services) in Hanover.

Lebanon Airport
5 Airpark Road, West Lebanon
(603) 298-8878
Lebanon Airport is a tower-controlled airport with daily commercial service that connects passengers to one of the largest aviation systems in the Northeast, New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Manchester Airport
One Airport Road, Suite 300
(603) 624-6539
Conveniently located adjacent to Interstates 93 and 293, Route 101 and the Everett Turnpike, Manchester Airport is minutes from the greater Concord area and an hour’s drive from the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee area. Manchester Airport is served by US Airways, United Airlines, COMAIR, Business Express, Continental Express, US Airways Express and United Express.

I was so impacted by the beauty of the mountains and lakes in this area that I went home and told my husband that I wanted to move.
— Karen Hoglund
New London
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