Posted on September 15, 2022
Are you dreaming of jaw-dropping fall foliage drives? If so, then an autumn vacation in New Hampshire is a must-do.
Beginning in mid-September and lasting through most of October is when the fall colors reach their zenith in the Granite State. You don't want to miss a moment, so be certain to book your New Hampshire timeshare in advance.
With leaf peeping opportunities this exquisite, it's imperative that you make the most of your time. Fortunately, New Hampshire is pretty compact, giving you the chance to explore a variety of fall foliage drives during your stay.
Research the many leaf peeping regions throughout the state, and then book your vacation for experiences you aren't likely to forget.
Approximately one-quarter of the state is covered by this majestic mountain range, with the highest point being Mount Washington at more than 6,200 feet. This is also one of the best places in the region to experience the fall colors.
Take the Kancamagus Scenic Highway, called "the Kank" by locals, for the best opportunities to see the turning leaves. It's 34-miles long and runs straight through the White Mountain National Forest. Those who have already experienced it consider it to be among the most memorable of all experiences in New England. In fact, many believe that this byway offers some of the best fall color in the world.
It's a short drive, but you'll definitely want to take advantage of every turnout and viewpoint along the way, so allow plenty of time.
Be sure to stop at Sabbaday Falls along the route, which is well marked with a sign, and ride the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. This 80-passenger cable car takes you to the summit of Cannon Mountain from which you can catch a view of four states and Canada. Have lunch at the cafe while drinking in the vistas. Make time for the excellent antique shopping in Bethlehem and Littleton as well.
This 100-mile loop treats visitors to fairy tale-style surroundings. Drive the notch by Route 16, which takes you through a mountain pass and to the eastern slope of Mount Washington. You'll also love the views of the Presidential Range along the way.
Leave your New Hampshire timeshare to begin your drive in North Conway following Route 16. You'll pass through Gorham, Randolph and Crawford Notch as well. Stop at the J-Town Deli and Country Store to pick up some food and indulge in an authentic general store experience before getting underway.
Fall foliage drives through Pinkham Notch will take you through Crawford Notch State Park and the town of Jackson. Be certain to stop at the gorgeous Jackson Covered Bridge where you'll want to take several photos. You may even see an artist working on a canvas while you're there.
If you need more food and drink along the way, schedule a stop at Cider Co. in Bartlett. If you're there on the weekend, you can watch workers pressing apples and taste the delicious results.