Fall in New Hampshire is the perfect time to pack the people you love into the car and enjoy gorgeous foliage drives. The fall colors in New Hampshire are magnificent, and these drives will take you through some of the most splendid scenery in the state. Enjoy!
1. The Kancamagus Highway, Conway
One of the most well-known routes in New Hampshire, this highway is popular for a reason. NH Route 112, better known as the Kanc, cuts through the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, giving you unbelievable foliage views.
2. The Sawyer Highway
Route 118 runs from Warren toward Woodstock. The highway is less well known the the Kanc, but no less gorgeous.
3. The Connecticut River Byway
The western border of New Hampshire is stunning, with rolling mountain views over the Granite State and eastern Vermont, accentuated by the stunning Connecticut River.
4. Route 26
This stunning drive through the Northern Woods will have you spotting foliage and maybe a moose of two. Start in Colebrook and head toward Errol for an amazing drive.
5. Route 153
The eastern border of New Hampshire is just as stunning as the western. Take Route 153 from Farmington to Conway, passing by many ponds and lakes that will leave you falling in love with New Hampshire all over again.
6. Route 124
The Monadnock Valley gives a taste of New Hampshire mountains without the long drive North. Jaffrey to Marlborough is a short but stunning ride. To make it a loop, head back east on route 101.
7. Route 4A
This often forgotten route runs parallel to Interstate 89, but provides much more beautiful scenery. Start in Lebanon, and head south to Andover.
8. Mount Washington Auto Road
The ultimate New Hampshire fall foliage drive is the road to the roof of the state. The foliage views from the top are spectacular.