It seems impossible to believe, but we find ourselves again nearing the end of another summer season in New Hampshire, and rapidly closing in our spectacular fall months. In what will feel like the blink of an eye, we’ll begin the sudden transition from warm summer breezes to crisp autumn air. Fall is just around the corner, which means now is the time to plan ahead to see New Hampshire’s captivating fall foliage. Though the entire New England region is renowned for its vibrant displays of reds, oranges, greens, and yellows, there is perhaps no where more picturesque than the White Mountains each Autumn. Whether you choose to take a scenic drive or hike to the peaks above for a birds-eye view of the colorful valleys below, you can’t beat a fall getaway to the elegant Sugar Hill Inn. Book your stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast this fall, and enjoy New Hampshire’s most beautiful season with us.
Your Fall Foliage Guide for 2018
It’s pretty hard to go wrong during the fall in New Hampshire. Everywhere you turn, you’ll be rewarded with dazzling displays of fiery reds and oranges, mixed with bright pops of yellows and greens. Best of all, you can enjoy these colorful displays without straying too far from the comfort and luxury of our Inn. Peak fall foliage season usually begins in September, and continues through mid-October.
The Kancamagus Highway is perhaps one of the most popular fall attractions in New Hampshire. This scenic route, known to locals as “the Kank,” passes through the heart of the White Mountains between the towns of Lincoln and Conway, and offers some truly spectacular fall colors. Though this stretch of road is only 34 miles long, plan to give yourself at least an hour for the drive; more if the roads are particularly crowded or on weekends. There are also plenty of hiking trails along this stretch of road, so you can easily stretch this short drive into an entire day-long adventure. A trip to the peak of any of these trails will offer unparalleled views of the White Mountains. The Pinkham Notch Loop is also a worthwhile drive if you have the time, and really want to experience the full range of fall in the White Mountains.
If you’re looking to explore the White Mountains on foot, there is no place more beautiful than Franconia Notch State Park. The park extends 8 miles from the Flume Gorge in the south, to Lake Echo in the north. Here, you should meander down the Flume Gorge Trail, where you’ll travel through a narrow gorge, no more than 12-20 feet wide, with granite cliffs rising 70 to 90 feet above you. Visitors to the park will also enjoy wonderful views of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume, a picturesque covered bridge that was built in 1886, table rock, avalanche falls, Sentinel Pine Bridge and Pool, and so much more. Visitors will also want to take the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram during the fall months. The views from the 4,080 foot summit of Cannon Mountain are incomparable during fall.
Everyone wants to enjoy the splendid beauty of fall foliage in New England, but only those who take the time to plan now will have the chance! Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Mother Nature by day, and relax in the luxurious accommodations of our New Hampshire Inn by night. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today.