The fields and hills of the New England countryside spread in all directions from Newport's Parlin Field. You are invited to fly-in and enjoy them from another perspective. By bicycle! We have a number of bicycles available so that you may enjoy some really special sights so close to Parlin Field. Please bring your own helmet.
From your plane, you can follow a trail beside majestic Pine Trees near the original Parlin Field. This 1,950' grass strip ends at the historic Corbin Covered Bridge. From here you can stop at the picnic tables at the fork in the river before you follow the trail to the suspension bridge to cross the Sugar River. After crossing the river for the first time, you will be on the State maintained recreational trail that follows the Sugar River on the former Claremont-Concord Railroad bed. This trail will escort you past breathtaking scenery and rocky-bottomed river runs crossing the river 5 more times. Marvel over the beauty two more historic covered bridges, and the amazing engineering done by the railroad on the steel-latticed trestle bridges and other river crossings. All in just a few hours - what a way to spend an afternoon!
For more information, please contact us here at Parlin Field at (603) 863-1220. For local mountain biking, road cycling, or running information, please visit the Team Pinnacle website and NH's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program website.
Mount Sunapee offers one of the largest New Hampshire ski areas north of Boston. Snow making combined with bed and breakfast, as well as resort accommodations make this ski area one of New Hampshire's premier winter attractions. Mount Sunapee also operates the chair lifts in the summer for those interested in seeing the mountain in the summer. For more information on Mount Sunapee, please visit their website.
Lodging is available at several local motels, resorts, and bed & breakfasts. Regardless of whether you are just "passing through" or plan a longer vacation stay, the rural atmosphere and recreation opportunities in the Lake Sunapee region are ready for you to enjoy. Many of these establishments provide transportation to/from Parlin Field. View Local Lodging here.
Overnight camping at Parlin Field can also be arranged, please contact the Airport Manager for details.
There are many dining options in the greater Lake Sunapee area. View Local Restaurants here.