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Fall Foliage in Mt. Washington Valley


Fall Foliage in Mt. Washington Valley, NH is absolutely unbelievable.

Landing in the top five multiple years in a row for Best Fall Foliage Destinations by readers of USA Today, the White Mountains in New Hampshire is one of the best areas to take in this spectacular season.

Track the changing leaves with the State of NH’s Fall Foliage Tracker. While it’s hard to determine “peak week” each year, it’s safe to say the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October are when the leaves are at their best.

Yes, it’s true the colors of the leaves - from the intense reds to the vibrant oranges and soft yellows - do most of the work for us, but it’s also the charm of each village within the valley, that makes it a quintessential New England destination for fall foliage.

Below are the best ways we know how to be a leaf peeper during fall foliage in Mt. Washington Valley, NH!

Scenic Drives

  1. Map of Scenic Drives in the White Mountains
  2. Kancamagus Highway
  3. Seven scenic drives for leaf peepers in the valley
  4. 100-mile White Mountain Trail

Creative Ways to Peep the Leaves

  1. Favorite Fall Hikes
  2. See the leaves from bike, ATV, and zipline
  3. Walkable trails in the valley
  4. Waterfalls
  5. Dog-friendly walking trails at Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH, Whitaker Woods, in North Conway, NH, and the Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg, Maine.

Farms and Fall Foliage

farm stands near North Conway, NH
Weston's Farm Stand, in Fryeburg, Maine

  1. Fryeburg Fair, October 2nd through October 10th
  2. Weston’s Farm Stand
  3. Sandwich Fair, October 8th through October 10th
  4. Locally grown vegetables from Mountain Flower Farm at The Local Grocer market, and served in Table and Tonic's farm cafe.

Family Fun

fall foliage biking in Mt. Washington Valley
Fat Biking at Great Glen Trails.

  1. Conway Scenic Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express
  2. Pumpkin People
  3. Mud Bowl
  4. Mount Washington Cog Railway
  5. Bretton Woods Gondola Rides:
  6. Cranmore Mountain Resort's Adventure Bike Park
  7. Fat Biking at Great Glen Trails

For complete trip planning resources and information, explore this site,, or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep.  To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to

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