On September 26, 2016, the Town of New London acquired an additional 9.5 acres of property to expand Clark Lookout and the access road to 14 acres of protected property. The Clark Lookout parcel is important in preserving the Lake Sunapee watershed. It allows for trail expansion and includes some existing carriage roads. The addition of this acreage insures that the lookout will no longer be land locked and the road can never be used for development.
In addition, this acquisition offers a great opportunity to enhance the recreational enjoyment for visitors to Clark Lookout. We can now insure access for everyone by allowing those who need to drive to the lookout a gate key available for loan through the New London Town Office. The fields surrounding the access path will be mowed and maintained annually and the Clark Lookout Trail will be open for pedestrian access 365 days a year.
Clark Lookout is a favorite and frequent destination for many as it offers one of the best views of Lake Sunapee. The path is less than 0.4 miles in length and very moderate in grade.
The Town of New London now owns the entire 14 acres of Clark Lookout and and its access road and Ausbon Sargent holds the easement on the entire property.
Once you have visited this overlook, you will understand our excitement!