Friday, November 20, 2020

Hiking Sunapee Mountain on Andrew Brook Trail to Lake Solitude

Hiking Sunapee Mountain on Andrew Brook Trail to Lake Solitude and its Overlook is a 4.8-mile out and back trail in Newbury, New Hampshire. 

When six friends from the Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) group met on November 10, at 10 am on the Andrew Brook trailhead on Mountain Road, Newbury, NH, the temperature was near 20 degrees, light snow was on the ground. Ice was present the entire trail, and the hike would require crossing Andrew Brook many times, picking steps on half-submerged rocks missing those covered with snow and ice.

Lake Solitude, Newbury, NH. 

The hike is usually rated as moderate. I rate this day’s hike as difficult.  Some may rate it as foolish

Our round-trip time was five hours. 

Enjoy our injury-free hike video below.

"Everyone must do something. I believe I will go outdoors with family and friends"

Steve Priest’s latest book Outdoor Play Hiking New Hampshire’s Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway: 75 Miles on a Fourteen Trail Loop was released November 5, 2020.


The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge-Greenway (SKRG) Trail is a hidden gem of New England. Outdoor Steve’s goal is to share each step and strategy of this hiking journey across the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.


Steve recommends the eBook to experience the uniqueness of Hiking New Hampshire’s Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Trail.  Steve shares a video of his personal experience on each specific trail. The videos make the hike “come alive.” Each trail story is a short read with tips, details on preparation, pictures, maps, and references. The book is also available in paperback.

Steve’s books are available as hardcopy and e-Books at Kindle and hardcopy at Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London, NH, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Gift Shop, Lebanon, NH.

Outdoor Play has trip preparations, routes, and narratives of bucket list places to go. The book will motivate friends and family to make the outdoors a key component of their daily life. If you want 5 or more books signed, send Steve an email and we can work out the logistics.

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