From the Internet: The town of Goshen, a quintessential New England town, is nestled in the foothills of Mount Sunapee in Sullivan County. Comprised of Mill Village and Goshen Four Corners, it is home to the Franklin Pierce Lead Mine, and Gunnison Lake.
Goshen was first settled in 1768 as part of Saville, now Sunapee. The town was incorporated in 1791, with portions of territory from Newbury, Lempster, Unity, Newport, and Sunapee. It was named Goshen, probably because many residents had relatives in Goshen, Connecticut, and had served in a Revolutionary regiment with soldiers from that same town.
Gunnison LakeOne of the state’s best-kept secrets, Gunnison Lake, fondly called “The Goshen Ocean” by local residents, is a tranquil spot for canoeing and bird-watching. For a pleasant walk, take the Ruth LeClair Memorial Trail, a three-mile loop around the lake.