Fall Hiking in the Great North Woods

017As a young adult I’m always looking for fun things to do that don’t break the bank. I guess lots of others are too, since one of the biggest requests at the North Country Welcome Center is information on hiking trails in the region.

Luckily we had a couple super student interns from the local high schools work for the Chamber this past spring and they helped revamp some of our in-house brochures about things to do in the North Country. We’ve put them on the Chamber’s website, and the hiking one is here, in case you’re looking for some trails to explore this fall.

We’re heading into the fall foliage season, which I’ve got to say, is pretty amazing up here in the wilderness. If you’ve never driven “north of the notches” it’s well worth the drive. Try checking out Beaver Brook Falls in Colebrook, or hiking up Table Rock, which overlooks the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch. Wherever you climb, you’re sure to see the crimson colors blanketing the landscape.

Usually the peak for our region’s foliage is earlier than southern areas of the state. The last week of September and the first week of October are usually prime “leaf peeping” times, but it’s likely to start about a week or so earlier this year, due to a cooler than normal August. In fact, some leaves are already starting to change color and fall to the ground. So plan your weekend away soon, to escape to the beautiful rural communities of the northernmost part of the state.

If you’re looking for things to do other than hiking while you are in the area this autumn, check out our online calendar of events and/or our Facebook page for the most up to date information available. If you have questions, feel free to reach out and contact us or email me. I’m always happy to give recommendations of places to visit.

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