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About the Area

Colby-Sawyer College is located in New London, NH.  New London may be a small town, but there are tons of opportunities for outdoor activities and a variety of local businesses to visit nearby, many within walking distance from campus.

 

Check out the links below to explore New London!

Little Brother Burgers

Flying Goose Brew Pub

Tucker's

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Blue Loon Bakery

Spring Ledge Farm

Peter Christian's Tavern

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Grounds

Mount Sunapee

Local Hiking Trails

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Artisan's

New London Nutrition

Switchback Consignment

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The Creation Place

K's Candy

Kearsarge Co-op

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Colonial Pharmacy

Ragged Mountain Resort

Morgan Hill Bookstore

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Allioops!

Pizza Chef

Millstone at 74 Main

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West Lebanon is a hub for shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more fun for students. West Lebanon is located about 35 minutes away from campus and is an easy drive up Interstate 89.

 

Directly connected to West Lebanon, Lebanon is also a great place for students to grab a bite to eat or see a show at the Lebanon Opera House.

SUNAPEE, NH

Sunapee is a small lakefront town located 15 minutes from Colby-Sawyer. Sunapee offers restaurants, gas stations and coffee, but also many opportunities for outdoor activities, from skiing at Mount Sunapee to hiking the trails and sunbathing on the beach at Mount Sunapee State Park. 

CONCORD, NH

Concord is the largest city located near Colby-Sawyer. It is a 40 minute drive from campus down Interstate 89. There are many options for shopping, restaurants, entertainment, coffee shops and more, including options not found in West Lebanon or other surrounding areas.

WARNER, NH

Located about 20 minutes from Colby-Sawyer,

Warner is a small town with a variety of small local businesses, restaurants and shops for students to explore. A variety of hiking areas, include the location of Mountain Day, Mt. Kearsarge, are also located in Warner for those interested in getting outside.

SURROUNDING AREAS

In addition to the attractions in New London, there are also lots of local businesses and activities to check out in the areas surrounding Colby-Sawyer.

 

Some of the popular destinations for students are listed below. Be sure to check them out for a weekend trip or a study break!

HANOVER, NH

Hanover is a small college town located about 35 minutes away from Colby-Sawyer just off of Interstate 89. Dartmouth College is at the heart of the town and there are a variety of restaurants, shops, art exhibits, and even a movie theater that are a favorite of students. For sports fans, there are also a range of Dartmouth sporting events from ice hockey to football that you can purchase tickets to attend with friends!

WEST LEBANON, NH

NO CAR ON CAMPUS?  NO WORRIES

Not having a car on campus doesn't mean you can't get off campus! There are plenty of opportunities and resources for students who need a ride, including student van drivers, rideshares and planned trips to local businesses.

 

Information about planned trips is sent out to your Colby-Sawyer email often, and vans and student drivers are available as needed, even when planned trips aren't available. To access information about rides off campus and to schedule a van, visit the Trips page on myColby-Sawyer. 

 

Go to the section that says "Click HERE to reserve a seat" to fill out a form to register for an upcoming trip. To see how to reserve a van for a trip of your own, visit the Van Policies & Procedures for more information on who to contact for all of your transportation needs. 

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