New Hampshire November 07, 2016
10 Natural Wonders In New Hampshire That Are Still Beautiful Even After The Leaves Fall
November can be an odd offseason time in New Hampshire. Most of the leaves have fallen, but the bright colors of fall have not yet been replaced by the beauty and sparkle of fresh winter snow. However, that doesn’t mean that the Granite State isn’t as beautiful now as it is the rest of the year. These 10 natural wonder in New Hampshire are still beautiful even in the offseason!
1. Mount Washington, Bretton Woods
Want to escape the dreary days of November? At the summit of Mount Washington the sun shines bright because you're above the low-hanging November clouds.
2. The Merrimack River
There is only a tiny amount of time when you can see the bare branches of trees reflected in clear New Hampshire water, so this is a great time of year to walk along New Hampshire's rivers and streams. Check out the state's network of rail trails for great walks along the rivers!
3. Lower Falls, Albany
The Swift River that is busting with tourists during the summer becomes a ghost town after the leaves fall. Now is the perfect time to enjoy these beautiful falls all by yourself.
4. Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington
Somehow, the marsh area seem to hold fall color just a little longer. The different textures and landscapes of places like Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge make the marsh a perfect place to appreciate New Hampshire's beauty after the leaves fall.
5. The New Hampshire Sky
True, it gets dark very early this time of year, but that just means that there's more time to enjoy the absolutely beautiful sunsets that fill the cool November sky.
6. Presidential Range Rail Trail, Coos
This rail trail cuts through the White Mountains, bringing you past river, streams and lakes that are gorgeous - and quiet - after the leaves fall and the tourists disappear.
7. The town of Hancock
The town of Hancock in the Monadnock Valley is stunning even after the leaves fall. The town's lakes and ponds reflect in the dim November night for an unforgettable view.
8. The Connecticut River, Cornish
The river that divides Vermont and New Hampshire is lined with rolling hills that are beautiful year-round. The Cornish-Windsor bridge is one of the longest covered bridges in the country and great for photos.
9. Portsmouth Harbor, Portsmouth
The seacoast is chilly in November, but the grey skies reflected off the ocean water make a drive along the coast a treat!
10. The White Mountains
The mountains of the presidential range are the first places in New Hampshire to be kissed with snow, so this time of year, the peaks provide a beautiful preview of what's to come.
Looking for more offseason adventure? Check out
New Hampshire’s Oldest Town That Everyone Should Visit at Least Once.