New Hampshire October 08, 2017
9 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In New Hampshire
New Hampshire is famous around the world for the beauty of its autumn – after all, that’s why our small towns get so packed with tourists each year! Nonetheless, living here it’s easy to take the season for granted. This year, don’t let visitor have all the fun – get out and enjoy all that the Granite State has to offer with these great day trips.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Take a drive on the Kanc
is a huge tourist draw, and for very good reason. This scenic byway offers up some of the most beautiful stretches of foliage and scenery anywhere in America.
2. Take an autumnal train ride
The Conway Scenic Railroad offers foliage and Halloween-themed
that your whole family will love.
3. Dine at a castle with a view
Castle in the Clouds
has the best views of Lake Winnepesaukee and the surrounding mountains that you can imagine. Stop for lunch and you'll never want to leave.
4. Spend a day on the farm
Fall isn't complete without a trip to one of New Hampshire's many farms. We recommend Emery Farm in Durham, which even has a petting zoo! While you're there, be sure to get a
5. Check out the foliage from the water
The reflection of red and orange leaves on water is gorgeous - and what better way to admire that than by boat? Portsmouth Harbor Cruises offers a great
foliage boat tour
that you'll love.
6. Experience Oktoberfest
A number of Oktoberfests are held throughout the state - Anheuser Busch in Merrimack is a great one. Held each weekend for a month, it's the perfect opportunity to visit the brewery (and the Clydesdales)!
7. Take a beautiful foliage hike
There are so many hikes in New Hampshire that are extra gorgeous in the fall. If you don't have a lot of time but you want a perfect photo op, check out
Glen Ellis Falls
in Jackson. The short trail will take you right to a beautiful waterfall.
8. Get lost in a corn maze
Corn mazes are the perfect seasonal activity for the whole family - we love the maze at J & F Farms in Derry.
9. Go apple picking
There's nothing better than going apple picking and then going home to make a pie with your prizes. Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls is one of the best orchards in the state.
Looking for more autumn exploration? Take this
fall foliage road trip.