The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens on Lake Sunapee


There isn’t a place I would rather be on a sunny day in early summer than the Fells Estate in Newbury, New Hampshire. A hidden gem of the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee Region, The Fells gardens are beautiful any time of year, but in late spring and  early summer the Rhododendrons reign majestically. Follow the little pathway through the rhododendrons to the Old Garden nestled behind the huge blooms and recently brought back to its original state. A quiet little spot that has a magic of its own.

Step back in time and tour the country estate of John and Clara Hay and the generations following them. As you stroll through the 22 room colonial revival home, the gardens are viewed from every window. From the dining room, the rose garden welcomes you outdoors to the favorite spot of couples making their wedding vows.

 After a picnic on the veranda, you will not want to miss the rock garden. Designed on the hill beyond the rose garden with a babbling stream down to a water feature. You may see a frog or two there. The rock garden is one of the largest in the Northeast and was brought back to life in its original blue print with the hard work of volunteers. From the rock garden, walk into the woodlands and follow the path down to Lake Sunapee for an easy walk through the woods to end a perfect day at the Fells.

Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast is a short walk up the street. Your two day stay will include complimentary passes to the Fells.


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