Your Guide To Fall In New Hampshire

1. Corn Mazes

A great way to kick off the fall season is to get lost in a corn maze. It is a great family-friendly fun activity for people of all ages to enjoy on a crisp autumn afternoon. The state of NH is home to many mazes to visit, including Sherman Farm in East Conway and Coppal House Farm in Lee.

2. Pick Your Own

Apple picking is a fall staple for many, and spending time picking New Hampshire produce gives you the opportunity to stay active and support local farmers while enjoying delicious fresh fruit.

3. Scenic Train Rides

If you’re looking to sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking foliage views, take a ride on one of New Hampshire’s many scenic and historic trains for a day filled with stunning scenery and adventure. The infamous Mount Washington Cog Railway in Bretton Woods is a favorite for many as well as the White Mountain Central Railroad in Lincoln and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith.

4. Biking

Pedal your way through hundreds of miles of well-maintained mountain biking trails this fall for an up-close-and-personal view of the foliage. Check out Moose Brook State Park in Gorham as well as Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown.

5. Zip Lining

Soaring over a sea of colorful leaves is the perfect way to experience the fall foliage in New Hampshire. The state offers several zip-lining tours year-round at various locations. A few excellent zip-lining tours to check out are both located In the town of Lincoln – Loon Mountain and Alpine Adventures.

6. Hiking

New Hampshire is home to over 4,000 miles of hiking trails with spectacular views during any season. Visit during fall for the ultimate leaf-peeping journey of a lifetime.

  • Merrimack Valley: South Pawtuckaway (5 miles RT, moderate, 803elevation gain)
  • Dartmouth/Sunapee Region: Mount Cube (6.8 miles RT, difficult, 2,162 elevation gain)
  • Lakes Region: Mount Major (3.7 miles RT, moderate, 1,148 elevation gain)
  • Seacoast Region: Odiorne State Park (0.9 miles RT, easy, 26′ elevation gain)
  • Monadnock Region: North Pack Monadnock (3.1 miles RT, moderate, 964′ elevation gain)
  • Great North Woods: Magalloway Mountain (2.2 miles RT, moderate, 862‘ elevation gain)
  • White Mountains: Arethusa Falls (2.8 miles RT, moderate, 784′ elevation gain)

7. Kayaking

Experience quintessential New England fall from the water this season. Choose from over 900 lakes and 41,800 miles of rivers and streams, lined with trees oozing with that autumn glow. Rent a kayak from one of the dozens of spots in New Hampshire like Jericho Motorsports in Berlin.

8. Scenic Drives

  • Lakes Region Loop: (135 miles) The 135 mile Lakes Region Loop brings you through the shores of Lake Winnipesauke and the towns of Center Harbor and Moultonborough. A great way to check out NH’s lakes set against a dramatic backdrop of colorful foliage and trees.
  • Greath North Woods: (120 miles) If you’re looking for a much less populated area than other NH regions, look no further than The Great North Woods. The drive is roughly 120 miles in length and takes travelers through Gorham and Berlin. It is also filled with many opportunities to see wildlife including moose, black bear and deer this section of New Hampshire is a must-see for nature lovers.
  • Kancamangus Highway: (36.5 miles) The Kancamangus Highway has arguably the very best foliage views in all of NH’s White Mountain Region. The 36.5-mile highway has plenty of spots to pull off along the highway including scenic overlooks and picnic areas.

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