New London is a four-season recreational and cultural community known throughout New England for its beautiful lakes and mountains. Colby-Sawyer students enjoy access to many local and regional recreational amenities.
Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center (1991)
The center is named for Dan Hogan, a former trustee, and his wife Kathleen. The center provides a beautifully designed and fully equipped facility for athletic programs, student recreation and community fitness. The 63,000 square foot building contains the Coffin Field House with its suspended running/walking track, the Knight Natatorium six-lane swimming pool, locker rooms and aerobics studio, the Elizabeth Kind Van Cise Fitness Center, Athletic Department office, Chargers Club Conference Room, the sports medicine clinic, a new varsity weight room and racquet sports courts. The center is available to all students for individual fitness and recreation, intramurals and swimming. It is the primary facility for indoor athletic events at the college.
Kelsey Athletic Campus
The Kelsey Athletic Fields, dedicated in October 1999, and renamed in 2013, are named in honor of Patricia D. Kelsey, Colby-Sawyer trustee and former coach, and her husband, Robert P. Kelsey Jr. In 1996, the college acquired 116 acres of land, of which 28 acres were developed into a baseball diamond, soccer/lacrosse field and the Sally Shaw Veitch ’66 Track and Field. The views of surrounding mountains from these facilities are breathtaking, and the Kelsey Athletic Fields are among New England’s most beautiful college sports venues. Mercer Field, named in honor of Bill and Mona Mercer, is a competition field near Lawson Hall and complements the range of athletic and recreational sports facilities at the college.
Patricia D. Kelsey Tennis Courts
Six composition tennis courts are available for outdoor use from early spring until late fall. Relocated in 2001, these courts offer unparalleled views of Mount Kearsarge.
Mercer Hall (1963)
The Ray Indoor Climbing Wall, as well as a human performance laboratory that provides computerized health and fitness assessments are housed in this facility.
Complete equestrian facilities are available to students within minutes of campus at Twin Ridge Farm, Warner. These facilities include an indoor riding arena used for lessons, varsity practices and equestrian events. Stables also are available for boarding horses.
Golf courses are available within minutes of Colby-Sawyer’s campus. The nearby Country Club of New Hampshire is open to the public and is ranked among the nation’s top 75 public courses.
Lakes and Mountains
Within minutes of campus, Lake Sunapee, Little Lake Sunapee and Pleasant Lake provide students opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. The college is ideally located for hiking enthusiasts, with Mount Kearsarge, Mount Sunapee, Eastman Ski Touring Center and Ragged Mountain Ski Area each a short drive from campus. The college’s location in the midst of ski country offers many opportunities for alpine downhill and cross-country skiers and snowboarders.