Local Attractions

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About Enfield, New Hampshire

Lying on the western bank of Lake Mascoma, the Shaker community of Enfield was established in 1793. While the society was founded in the late 18th century, many of its significant buildings were not constructed until the mid-19th century. These buildings have been heralded for their sophistication and the dynamic use of stone masonry techniques, specifically the use of granite, previously not found in early 19th-century New England architecture.

Today, Enfield is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire with a population of about 4,600. The town includes the villages of Enfield, Enfield Center, Upper Shaker Village, Lower Shaker Village, Lockehaven, and Montcalm.

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Local Attractions


Bike the Northern Rail Trail

Bike the Northern Rail Trail Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast, a casual biker, a locavore, nature lover or history buff, you will love our inn to inn bike tours. New Hampshire is a cyclist’s paradise, and our bike tours combine biking on the Northern Rail Trail with the luxury and convenience of being able to relax nightly in gracious inns, followed in the mornings by a gourmet breakfast before you hit the rail trail again.

Seven historic inns throughout the Lakes and Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee regions of New Hampshire are connected by the Northern Rail Trail and are offering inn to inn packages. Come stay with us and enjoy breakfast and dinner and relax at sunset after a fulfilling day bicycling.

All along the rail trail, cyclists will encounter a landscape of historic covered bridges, sustainable farms, orchards, horse and alpaca farms, sparkling lakes and streams. You will also see a plethora of wildlife along the rail trail routes along with historic places situated in quaint and vibrant New England towns.

Join us for your choice of inn to inn or a multi-inn tours, bicycling through a beautiful countryside of rolling fields, verdant forests and picturesque New Hampshire towns.

Lunches will be provided. Bike rentals and luggage transportation are also available. For more visit bikethenorthernrailtrail.com.


What to Do

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Spring Activities

Visit Shaker Farm in the spring. New Hampshire offers great weather and a chance to do some early season hiking or perhaps a romantic Mother's Day escape.

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Summer Activities

Shaker Farm Bed & Breakfast is close to the beach at Mascoma Lake. Enjoy a swim, sun bathe or kayak. Or maybe just go on a hike--it's all up to you!

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Fall Activities

Trees glowing with vibrant colors. Orchards overflowing with ripe fruit ready for picking. Harvest time is here and New Hampshire is the perfect place to experience the season.

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Winter Activities

Winter, a season made for outdoor recreation, is an exhilarating time to be in New Hampshire—the perfect home base for all types of winter sports. Skiiing, Snowmobiling and more.

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