I invite you to tour Sanbornville, NH. Explore the area with a drive on the curvy country roads. Enjoy the thick forests, old stone walls, New England style houses and glimpses of lakes. In this area, every road is scenic. This is the seven lakes region.
In the town of Sanbornville or nearby Wakefield admire the revolutionary war era buildings. Others aren’t quite that old but are architecturally interesting. Those in Wakefield are even pre-revolution.
Some you can have a look inside, like the Sanbornville Town Hall. The town hall includes on the second floor, the Wakefield Opera House where concerts or the library book sale are held.
Vintage houses line the streets of Sanborneville, NH
Lunch at some of the local spots. In Sanbornville, the Poor People’s Pub serves up thick sandwiches and beefy burgers in a very casual setting. There’s also Cindy’s Place (near the hardware store) and the Miss Wakefield Diner on Route 16 (there’s a moose in front). On a chilly day, be sure to ask for clam chowder. Fish chowder and corn chowder are popular also. Lobster bisque is great but pricey.
The moose at the Miss Wakefield Diner near Sanbornville (on Route 16)
Stay longer than just a day trip. Bring your tent or camper or rent a cottage. You’ll want to spend some time on the nearest lake swimming, kayaking, sailing or water skiing. Listen late at night for the unmistakable call of the loon.
Take a walk in the woods. Identify wildflowers (pink ladyslippers in the spring), nibble on wild blueberries and blackberries, and photograph mushrooms and scenery. Do not pick the ladyslippers as they are a rare and endangered plant.
Get some friends, old or new ones, together for an evening around the campfire. Gather some fallen wood in the forest or buy some camp wood from a roadside seller. Use a fire ring or fire pit to avoid setting the forest on fire.
Take bike rides on the sandy roads circling the various lakes. These have little traffic and are good for walking too. You’ll see interesting cottages along the way and meet a few others out for a stroll.
Fun on the water with a kayak on one of the seven lakes near Sanbornville, NH.
Get some lobsters or steamers to eat with corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, and cole slaw at your place. You can do it yourself if you have a big pot. Here are my instructions for having a lobster feast.