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Peaceful and a bit strenuous!

Wanted to hike and so crossed the street from The Fells and headed up into trails, following signs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen V
Sunset Hill trail hike

A very pleasant hike on a well groomed and well marked trail with beautiful tree cover. A very... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Candace T
Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to hike and so crossed the street from The Fells and headed up into trails, following signs for Sunset Trail. It was snowy and a bit icy - trails were deserted and so really enjoyed the silence and being alone in the woods. Trails...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ellen V
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A very pleasant hike on a well groomed and well marked trail with beautiful tree cover. A very comfortable trail to walk and a rewarding view of Sunapee Lake at the top of the trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Candace T
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We visited on spec and were pleased we did. 10 dollars to get in. Several lovely walks. A house that’s worth looking round, includes a painting exhibition, and lovely gardens with sculptures. We did the longer walks, of which the yellow marked one is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bernie L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

If you are close to Newberry, Lake Sunapee or Newport News Hampshire you should stop by the John Hay Summer Home and Gardens called THE FELLS. This lovely property was established in 1891 by John Milton Hay who had been a private secretary to Abraham...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We have been to the John Hay Refuge many times, but this is my first review. If you want to "stop and smell the roses" then The fels shoreline. Bring your canoe ashore and walk the grounds.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a really nice estate that preserves the charm of the house and surrounding land, back tot he days John Hay owned and lived there. The house has been meticulously cared for, the surrounding grounds are beautiful with gardens native to the area and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Bryant W
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We enjoyed this site as well. John Hay was (I believe) an assistant to Abe Lincoln. the grounds and home are beautiful. I would recomend going there when the flowers are blooming.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 24 August 2015

John Hay National Wildlife Refuge has no formal street address. It’s south of The Fells, the John Hay Estate which is at 456 NH State Route 103A. It’s on the same side of NH State Route 103A. This refuge’s purpose is conservation of the forest...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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