Where to See the Best New Hampshire Fall Foliage

Stunning view as far as the eye can see of New Hampshire fall foliage

Everywhere you go in New England from mid-September through at least mid-October, you’ll be rewarded with a stunningly vibrant display of fall foliage. It’s no different in New Hampshire. In fact, we think New Hampshire fall foliage is something special, particularly if you head up to the stunning peaks of the White Mountains, which just so happen to be home to the highest peaks in the northeastern part of the country. 

From the towering heights of Mount Washington, you can take in a birdseye view of the colors of fall in New Hampshire – views that are simply beyond compare. But mountain peaks are just one of the many great ways to enjoy the splendor of New Hampshire fall foliage. There’s an incredible range of things to do in the White Mountains, especially in the fall. Head out for a scenic drive on our many rural roads, travel the famed Kancamangus Highway, chase waterfalls all across the region, hike to breathtaking viewpoints, or ride aerial tramways and unique mountain railways to take in the views. 

It won’t matter what you do while you’re here. You’ll be able to enjoy some of New Hampshire’s most captivating fall colors around every twist and turn on the road and trails. While the radiant autumn colors are undoubtedly the highlight of a fall escape, our romantic Bed and Breakfast in New Hampshire provides an equally enchanting experience. Our commitment to warm hospitality and proximity to prime attractions like Franconia Notch State Park makes us a perfect choice for your fall getaway. Book your room today! 

New Hampshire fall foliage from Franconia Notch State Park

The Best New Hampshire Fall Foliage

We talk about New Hampshire fall foliage every year, and that’s because it’s truly just that mesmerizing. Millions of people descend on New England every fall to witness Mother Nature’s most dramatic transformation, and they come to participate in all kinds of scenic activities and adventures. It may feel a little early to talk about New Hampshire’s fall display, but with so many people making plans to view the fiery display, the farther in advance you plan, the more likely you are to enjoy a getaway somewhere as extraordinary as our New Hampshire Inn. 

If you’ve never seen New Hampshire fall foliage before, you’re in for a treat. The beauty of New Hampshire in fall is unmatched, and you’ll have a front-row seat to some of the best of it at our New Hampshire Inn. We’re situated in the White Mountains Region of the state, just minutes from one of the top attractions in the area: Franconia Notch State Park. There, you’ll find the breathtaking Flume Gorge, one of our favorite fall hikes, the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and so much more.

It won’t take long to see why the White Mountains are one of New England’s premier destinations for leaf peeping. Peak colors typically emerge in mid-September and can last into October, depending on the year. Below, we share some of our top picks for savoring New Hampshire fall foliage. 

  1. One of the best things to do in the White Mountains in fall is to take in the views of New Hampshire fall foliage from the peak of Mount Washington. To get there, take a unique journey on the Cog Railway. Of course, you could also drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road—or take on one of the most challenging hikes in the country! 
  2. Aside from heading to the top of Mount Washington, you won’t want to miss a drive along the famed Kancamagus Highway. It’s one of the most popular fall drives in the country, but it’s one of many scenic drives through the White Mountains. 
  3. For a gorgeous view from the skies, consider taking in New Hampshire fall foliage from the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway or the scenic gondola at Loon Mountain.
  4. You can also skim through the trees and go ziplining with Alpine Adventures.
  5. How about some hiking? It’s one of the best ways to enjoy an immersive adventure amidst New Hampshire fall foliage. There are plenty of great fall hikes to consider, but our favorite is the Artists Bluff Trail at Franconia Notch State Park. You also should not miss a chance to walk through the stunning Flume Gorge.
  6. Fall is a great time to hike or drive to the stunning waterfalls in the White Mountains, where you’ll witness thunderous water crashing down, framed beautifully by the fiery hues of fall. 
  7. Another great way to catch our scenery ablaze with color is to tour New Hampshire Covered Bridges. They’re beautiful any time of year, particularly when surrounded by New Hampshire fall foliage. 
  8. You don’t have to go on epic adventures to enjoy New Hampshire’s fall colors. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy a bit of wine while gazing out at the scenic fall views. A great place to enjoy wine locally is Seven Birches Winery. We’d be remiss to mention our gorgeous tavern and porch, too – another place to sit back and relax with a drink in hand while gazing at the views just beyond our property. 
Enjoy New Hampshire fall foliage from the porch at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast

The Best Place to Enjoy New Hampshire in the Fall

Though the area is busy in the fall, it’s easy to find unique adventures and quiet places to enjoy the splendor of New Hampshire fall foliage. You can enjoy the best of New Hampshire in the fall right here on our scenic property! Our New Hampshire Inn sits just off a quiet country road, just minutes from Franconia Notch State Park, offering our guests a quiet respite surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of New Hampshire in the fall. More than scenic views, though, we offer exquisite hospitality. 

Our New Hampshire Inn offers a range of accommodations, from signature Bed and Breakfast guest rooms in our historic home to spacious and private vacation cottages on our property. Each room is unique, but all offer a range of amenities to enhance your stay and ensure a fantastic fall getaway. Some guest rooms feature double whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and private porches, but all come with a complimentary breakfast in the morning. 

Our New Hampshire Inn also hosts one of the top-rated restaurants in the White Mountains, a great way to end your day’s adventures. Our on-site restaurant, a recipient of the Distinguished Restaurant Award of North America and multiple Wine Spectator Awards, offers an exceptional dining experience that consistently impresses our guests.

With so many enticing offerings, it’s the perfect time to reserve your stay at our Bed and Breakfast and embrace the magic of New Hampshire in the fall. Book your room today!

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