Mount Sunapee State Park is actually comprised of three mountains, forming a trio of forested peaks that towers over the surrounding verdant valleys and beckons outdoor enthusiasts to the slopes year-round. The 2,900-acre park plays host to Lake Solitude and a smattering of brooks as well as abundant wildlife including deer, red foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys, and the occasional black bear, moose, and bobcat. In the warmer months, amblers trek up Summit Trail to reach Mount Sunapee's apex 2,743 feet above sea level. Winter sees snowboarders and skiers flocking to the powder-topped slopes to traverse dozens of trails and snowboarding playgrounds.A 20-minute drive away, New London presents a picture of quaint New England charm, with its picturesque Main Street lined with shops, a farm stand, historic buildings, and cafés. Visitors can catch a play or musical in a historical barn-turned-theater, which has showcased summer-stock offerings for more than 75 years, during which time such notables as Taye Diggs, Laura Linney, and equine wunderkind Mr. Ed have trod the boards. Across from Lake Sunapee sits The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, a preserved early 20th-century estate with 84 sprawling acres of manicured grounds, blooming flowers, and woodland trails. Guided walking tours take history buffs through the 22-room Colonial Revival home, which served as a bucolic summer retreat for John Milton Hay, the secretary of state under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.Rates for weekday stays at Mountain Edge Resort & Spa are less expensive than rates for weekend stays.