Sugar Hill, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Sugar Hill, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Sugar Hill, NH


Sugar Hill, NH

Meeting and surpassing your preconceived ideas of New England charm, Sugar Hill sits just west of Franconia, and south of Littleton. "What I think makes our town different is our spirit," says Kitty Bigalow of the Sugar Hill Historical Society. "We're a town of about 800, with 500 voters, we've bonded with each other. We will pull together to help each other." And don't forget the commanding views of Cannon Mountain and the White Mountains to the east.

Lupines in Sugar Hill during the Annual Celebration of Lupines New Hampshire's second newest town was incorporated in 1962 (Hart's Location was incorporated in 2001), although it is the location of the oldest nine-hole golf course in the state. A favorite of actress Bette Davis, Sugar Hill has served as a hideaway for other notables.

Sugar Hill is famous as host for the Annual Celebration of Lupines held in June each year. The communities of Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Lisbon, Littleton, and Sugar Hill join together to leverage the annual event, but Sugar Hill has the traditional site. Tons of blossoms, dozens of vendors, good food, great music, artisan demonstrations, and evening of dance make this an annual event for many.

The Sugar Hill Historical Museum is open from mid-May through mid-October, and offers insights into life in a close-knit mountain community. Exhibits include an early An antique camera on display at the Sugar Hill Historical Museumtavern kitchen, a sleigh, a horse drawn hearse, old fashioned cameras, memorabilia and a massive collection of old hand tools. Nearby Harman Cheese and Country Store offers gift items and New England memorabilia.

Dining includes Polly's Pancake Parlor. This restaurant is appealing to both children and adults, and offers a homey atmosphere and incredible scenery.

Sunset Hill House bed and breakfast, located about a half mile off Route 117 is an award winner for "best views" by Yankee Magazine. It offers a pool and a small golf course. The Victorian on Sunset Hill, (about three miles off I-93) was built in 1789, offers great views and sumptuous surroundings, and their restaurant is highly rated.

The town of Sugar Hill offers charm, scenery and spectacular views. As Kitty Bigalow states, "We have great sunrises and sunsets, here. That's just two of the many things that make us special."


Scheduled Events

  Seussical   (9/6-15)
  2001 Space Odyssey   (9/7)
  Muster in the Mountains   (9/7-9)
  Wingzilla   (9/8)
  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino   (9/9)
  Things [Mom] Taught Me   (9/13-23)
  Reach the Beach   (9/14-15)
  WM Storytelling Festival   (9/14-16)
  Metallak Race   (9/15)
  Mandeville & Richards   (9/15)
  Cohase Film Slam   (9/16)
  Tricycle Grand Prix  (9/16)
  Rodney Crowell   (9/21)
  NH Highland Games   (9/21-23)
  Don Who   (9/22)
  Harvest Celebration   (9/22)
  Health & Wellness Fair   (9/22)
  Jeep Invasion  (9/22)
  Lakes Region Tri Festival   (9/22-23)
  Pat Metheny   (9/26)
  Driving Miss Daisy   (9/27 - 10/6)
  Neko Case   (9/27)
  Shot of JD   (9/28)
  Dixville Half Marathon   (9/29)
  New Hampshire Marathon   (9/29)
  Matthew Odell   (9/30)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/6&7)
  Sparrow Blue & Crowes Pasture   (10/6)
  Oktoberfest  (10/6-7)
  White Mountain Oktoberfest   (10/6-7)
  Fall Foliage Celebration   (10/6-8)
  Sandwich Fair   (10/6-8)
  Paddle the Border   (10/7)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/7-9)
  Shadow Play   (10/10)
  Killer Joe   (10/11-21)
  Greg Brown   (10/12)
  Camping & RV Show   (10/12-14)
  Riverfire & Horrorfest   (10/13)
  Jay Stollman Band   (10/19)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/19-20)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/19-21)
  All Things Pumpkin   (10/20)
  Ethan Setiawan Band   (10/20)
  Bettye LaVette   (10/26)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/26-27)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/26-28)
  Berlin Jazz   (10/27)

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Miss Berlin-Gorham Competition 2012 New England Brewfest 2014 RiverFire, Berlin, NH 2012 Sugar Hill Lupine Festival Gallery 2012 Bristol-Gorham Foliage
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Area Attractions opening/closing schedules.

  Alpine Adventures
  Clark's Trading Post
  Cog Railway
  Conway Scenic Railroad
  Fort Jefferson Fun Park
  Jericho Mountain ATV Park
  Kancamagus Highway
  Littleton Riverwalk
  Lost River Gorge
  Mountain Meadow Funplex
  Mt. Washington Auto Road
  Polar Caves
  Santa's Village
  Vertical Ventures
  Whale's Tail Water Park
  Woodstock Inn & Brewery


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  Hiking To Crash Sites
  Little Ski Areas
  Local Movie Theaters
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