Few things are more beautiful than New Hampshire in the fall, and this colorful season is just around the corner. Fall is stunning in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, which also happens to be where you’ll find some of the most picturesque covered bridges in New Hampshire – not to mention epic fall hikes, stunning scenic drives, and so much more. You can enjoy it all when you stay at our top-rated New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast, too!
Regardless of how you spend your time this fall, you’ll want to find at least one of New Hampshire’s historic covered bridges. The covered bridges in New Hampshire are undeniably charming, and they are never more beautiful than when surrounded by an explosion of colors in the fall. Many of these covered bridges in New Hampshire have stood for well over a century and are a simple reminder of our historic past. Not only are the bridges beautiful and worth seeing, but planning a tour of the covered bridges in New Hampshire is a great way to get out and see the surrounding countryside.
There are plenty of ways to “do fall” in New Hampshire, and we’d love nothing more than to share this colorful season with you. New Hampshire’s fall foliage season picks up quickly in September and tapers off by about mid-October. Now’s the perfect time to plan a last-minute escape to our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!
Best Covered Bridges in New Hampshire
Though covered bridges used to be everywhere, today, they stand far fewer and are concentrated in places like Vermont, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Around 60 covered bridges in New Hampshire are still standing, and many of the most scenic of them are right here in the White Mountains. Most of the covered bridges you still see in New Hampshire were built in the late 1800s. Some still stand in their original condition, and others have been carefully restored to their former glory.
Regardless of when and where you find covered bridges in New Hampshire, one of the first things you’ll notice, apart from their undeniable charm and beauty, is the quality of craftsmanship that went into building these bridges. They’ve certainly withstood the test of time, having originally been designed for horse and foot traffic, and now many accommodate vehicles. Though you can find covered bridges in New Hampshire in all reaches of the state, there are nine gorgeous covered bridges in New Hampshire within an hour’s drive of our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast.
Covered Bridges in New Hampshire Within 30 minutes drive:
Covered Bridges Within an hour’s drive
- Groveton Covered Bridge (1852)
- Mechanic Street Covered Bridge (1862)
- Stark Covered Bridge (1862)
- Bartlett Covered Bridge (1851)
- Bump Covered Bridge (1972)
- Albany Covered Bridge (1858)
If you’re up for even more driving through the scenic fall foliage of New Hampshire, there are a few more covered bridges in New Hampshire worth seeing – and they are a bit more than an hour away from our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. They all make for a wonderful day trip through the extraordinarily different and beautiful regions of the White Mountains, especially during the colorful fall months.
More Things to Do in the White Mountains This Fall
We’d be happy doing nothing but driving around New Hampshire in the fall, enjoying the colorful fall foliage, and visiting charming covered bridges in New Hampshire. However, there are so many more things to do in the White Mountains, especially when the fall season comes to town.
There’s no better time than fall to get outside and enjoy the fiery shades of crimson, the bright pops of orange and yellow, and the steady evergreens of the White Mountains. An explosion of color is waiting for you around every bend. Hike, bike, drive, and otherwise admire this magnificent season. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things to do in the White Mountains in the fall.
- You can’t beat a scenic drive through New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The area is home to one of the premier scenic fall drives in the country, the stunning Kancamagus Highway. We also recommend driving up Mt. Washington Auto Road to the top of Mount Washington – and there are dozens of other scenic backroads worth driving this fall. We’d love to recommend some of our favorites!
- Not up for a busy drive but still want to enjoy the fall views from the top of Mount Washington? Head to the Cog Railway. The journey up the mountain is just as spectacular as the views from the top!
- Enjoy the birdseye views from the top of New Hampshire’s Ski areas for even more glorious fall views. The best way to do this is aboard the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway or the scenic gondola at Loon Mountain.
- For another birds-eye adventure that adds a touch of adrenaline to your fall getaway, try ziplining with Alpine Adventures.
- Get outside and enjoy some hiking! The Artists Bluff Trail at Franconia Notch State Park is one of our fall favorites, but there are more hiking trails in the White Mountains worth taking this fall than we could ever list.
- While at Franconia Notch State Park, don’t miss the chance to walk through the stunning Flume Gorge.
- Fall is also a beautiful time to visit the various waterfalls in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
- Wine tasting is always great, but even more special when enjoying a glass of wine in New Hampshire in fall. We love to send our guests to Seven Birches Winery.
However you spend your days, come home to the luxurious accommodations at the Sugar Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast. We are known for our fine dining, original art, stylish guest rooms and cottages, and extraordinary hospitality. Rooms tend to book up fast during these beautiful fall months. Book with us today, and don’t miss your chance to enjoy a fantastic fall getaway in the White Mountains!