Mother Nature’s annual rite of fall is spectacular in New Hampshire with an explosion of rich and vibrant colours blanketing the Granite state. With a 6,288-foot elevation change within the state, leaf peepers around the world can follow the spectacular fall foliage from the lower altitude valleys to the highest peaks in New England.
Travel package deals to New Hampshire this fall
“Fall is an ideal time for Canadians to visit New Hampshire with the spectacular fall colours and many properties throughout the state offer excellent value fall packages (www.visitnh.gov), ” said Chris Ryall, Canadian representative for the New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development. “With the dollar close to par and no sales tax in New Hampshire it is also a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping.”
Fall foliage trains. One of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to experience New Hampshire’s fall foliage is by train. There are a number of departures this fall for various fall foliage train excursions from one hour in duration to full day trips including meals and refreshments. The price is as low as $13 US per person. For complete details on dates, prices, times please visit www.foliagetrains.com.
Harvest festivals and farmers’ markets. Fall is of course harvest time and there are many opportunities throughout the state where visitors can visit farmer’s markets, agricultural fairs and festivals, and pick your own farms. Check out www.visitnh.gov/best-time-to-visit/harvest/ for complete details on dates of festivals, scenic drives, harvest itneraries and farmers’ markets.
Seven fantastic foliage regions. New Hampshire is just 161 kms at its widest point, and 322 kms from its US/Canadian border to the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast. Despite the relatively small size of the state, New Hampshire is made up of seven very different regions, each with its own distinct foliage bloom date. The Seacoast, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, the Lakes Region, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock Region, the White Mountains and Great North Woods are filled with natural beauty, extensive wooded conservation areas and of course, classic New England living.
Get the latest on New Hampshire fall foliage. Since the date for peak colour changes, depending on where you are in the state, what elevation you are at and varying weather patterns, New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development has launched its popular and interactive foliage tracker map at foliage.visitnh.gov. Leaf peepers can also sign-up for foliage text alerts and updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/VisitNH) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/VisitNH).
For more on visiting New Hampshire this fall, go to: www.visitnh.gov.
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