Incorporated in 1779, New London is situated in the beautiful Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. Just south of Hanover and north of Concord in Merrimack County (Exits 11 & 12 off of I-89). New London offers a variety of unique retail shops, fine dining, lodging, and entertainment.
New London is “one of the highest towns in New Hampshire,” at an elevation of more than 1,000 feet according to the local Historical Society. However, New London is much more than an “elevated town”, it has many lakes, farms, local freshwater beaches, a historic theater/playhouse and Colby-Sawyer College. Lake Sunapee, one of the most popular and beautiful lakes in northern New England is a signature attraction in town for boating, fishing and kayaking. In addition, Mount Sunapee’s alpine trails are visible from Main Street, and hikers are treated to amazing views of the lake and the surrounding area. Because New London is considered a college town, there is a certain energy that makes the town very enjoyable.
It is this diverse quality of life that brings vibrancy to their towns and villages. People live here because they want to. The Granite state is regularly mentioned in the ‘Best Places to Live’ categories in major media. For example, in WalletHub’s 2019 ranking of the “Best States to Live In”, New Hampshire ranks #3 in part because the state has no personal income or sales tax. Here are just a few other reasons why people love New Hampshire.