New ideas for a colorful fall: This autumn, experience the colors of New Hampshire by boat, train, on foot or even downtown!
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Hosts a Hunt for Planets during October’s Super Stellar Friday

Fall in love with NH: the pumpkins are here and New Hampshire is the place to be to see foliage


We’ve said goodbye to summer and the beach. The hot days are past and the swimsuits packed up for next year.

We would be really sorry… if New Hampshire wasn’t the most beautiful place to enjoy the fall foliage and take in the colors of autumn!

If you didn’t have the chance to hike this summer, don’t worry; with the foliage coming up, the White Mountains is a great place to explore. Either from the top of the mountain or on your way up, here are 10 hikes to do this fall. The scenic views, with the landscape painted red, orange, yellow, green and brown, also call for a bike ride or a climbing experience.

This time of year, going up to Mount Washington in the Cog Railwaycan be a wonderful experience too: this is your chance to go up to the highest peak in the state and view the colorful mountains around you. The Cog runs through November and will be back in April of 2019, celebrating its 150thanniversary.    

Since the roads are naturally “decorated”, there are some scenic routes around the State that make your trip worthwhile. The weekend on Saturday October 6thto Monday October 8th is a time to catch the spectacular foliage of the White Mountains at Waterville Valley Resort. This is a weekend of family fun with all kinds of events for everyone including free outdoor concerts, tent sales, a ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6K fun run, 10 mile trail race and other activities such as kid’s games, pumpkin painting, beer sampling and more!

Celebrate the arrival of New Hampshire’s colorful fall foliage season aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Cruising Lake Winnipesaukee offers the opportunity to enjoy some of New England’s best leaf peeping from the comfort and perspective of the M/S Mount Washington. Passengers can view the variety of fall’s colors and see the sun set on Lake Winnipesaukee during one of the most popular seasons in New Hampshire. Fall!

The Sunday Fall Foliage Dinner cruises run through October. Departing from Weirs Beach, cruising time is from 5 to 7 p.m.

And, don’t forget the miles of hiking and mountain biking in the White Mountain National Forest, not to mention golf, tennis and boating surrounded by brilliant colors.

From September 28thto 30th, the League of NH Craftsmen presents the Capital Arts Fest in Concord, an event that features the best of local arts & crafts. During these three days, the festival gathers unique art pieces and demonstrations of food and music, all in the same venue: the headquarters of the League, on Main Street.

A juried craft fair using the redesigned downtown as its venue, the event will count on not only members of the League but artisans and vendors from all over New England. At the League’s Exhibition Gallery, the show “Head to Toe” will feature wearable art in conjunction with the outdoors event. 

Visit a corn maze or a sunflower field. Let’s not forget it’s also apple and pumpkin season. Are you thinking... pies? So are we.

But you can also make cider, a soup or carve your pumpkin for Halloween. Speaking of which, there are some haunted houses waiting for your visit this Fall!

Lastly, attend the Fall Foliage Festivals around the state without skipping the 70thAnnual Warner Fall Foliage Festival in Warner or the Pumpkin Festival in Laconia.

See more ideas at


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.