Mount Sunapee and Lake Solitude Professional Review and Guide
"A strenuous hike to excellent views and a remote mountain pond. Mount Sunapee is bet known for its downhill ski area, which is a major landmark for those traveling north from Concord on I-89. In summer the whole Sunapee area is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, and boating.
While the summit is overdeveloped with ski area buildings and machinery, the views are excellent in all directions. This hike up the Andrew Brook Trail on the east side of the mountain visits the summit area, but also makes a stop on the quiet, scenic shores of Lake Solitude, a small mountain pond about a mile to the east of the mass of civilization on the summit. With more than 1,600 feet of elevation gain, this is one of the more strenuous hikes in this book, but there is good footing the whole way, making it appropriate for families with hiking experience."