1. Bald Mountain + Artist’s Bluff
This easy 1.5 mile round-trip hike is the perfect family outing in the mountains to enjoy the fall foliage colors and crisp autumn air. Take the trail that loops back to Artist’s Bluff for incredible views of the foliage reflected on Echo Lake in Franconia Notch State Park.
2. Mount Major
One of NH’s most popular and well known hikes, Mount Major, a 3.1-mile round-trip hike is the ideal spot for fall foliage viewing. The summit’s panoramic view gives you the best of both worlds, from the colorful leaves amongst the trees to the stunning lakes, you truly cannot beat it.
3. North + Middle Sugarloaf Mountain
Both Middle (2,539′) and North Sugarloaf (2,310′) are ledgy peaks featuring incredible Presidential Range views. The hike is moderately easy, making it perfect for families and hikers with dogs. Have lunch atop the exposed, rocky summit and watch the vibrant, fiery colors light up before your eyes.
4. Red Hill
Located in Moultonborough, Red Hill is a small mountain with a whole lot of heart. Standing at 2,030′ in elevation, the summit offers wonderful views at the area’s lakes and mountains. The tower at the top is the perfect spot to have lunch and gaze out at the breathtaking fall foliage on a cool autumn day.