New Hampshire is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant autumn foliage. When the leaves start to change colors, the Granite State transforms into a breathtaking canvas of reds, oranges, and yellows. If you're planning a fall getaway, you're in for a treat. In this blog post, we'll explore five of the best places to experience the magic of fall foliage in New Hampshire, with a special spotlight on our very own Steele Hill Resort.

  1. Steele Hill Resort

    • Location: Sanbornton, NH
    • Why Visit: Steele Hill Resort is a hidden gem in the Lakes Region, offering a stunning vantage point to witness the fall foliage. Perched atop Steel Hill, the resort provides panoramic views of Lake Winnisquam and the surrounding mountains. Imagine waking up to the sight of trees ablaze in autumn colors right from your window!
    • Activities: Besides enjoying the views, Steele Hill Resort offers a range of activities, including hiking trails, indoor pools, spa facilities, and even a golf course. So, you can explore the vibrant outdoors and relax in style.

  2. Kancamagus Highway

    • Location: White Mountain National Forest
    • Why Visit: Known as "The Kanc," this 34.5-mile scenic byway is a must-visit in the fall. It winds through the heart of the White Mountains, offering breathtaking views of forests cloaked in hues of red, orange, and gold.
    • Activities: Take leisurely drives, go hiking, and have a picnic by the Swift River while enjoying the stunning vistas. The Kancamagus Highway is a hotspot for leaf peepers.

  3. Franconia Notch State Park

    • Location: Franconia, NH
    • Why Visit: Franconia Notch is a natural wonderland with iconic attractions like the Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain. During the fall, the park transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors, making it a top destination for leaf peeping.
    • Activities: Explore the hiking trails, visit the Flume Gorge, and take the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway for incredible aerial views of the foliage.

  4. White Mountains

    • Location: Northern New Hampshire
    • Why Visit: The White Mountains are a playground for outdoor enthusiasts year-round, but fall brings an extra layer of beauty to the region. Enjoy hiking through the White Mountain National Forest or simply drive along the scenic routes for stunning views.
    • Activities: Go hiking, take the Cog Railway up Mount Washington, or embark on the scenic Kancamagus Highway for unparalleled leaf peeping.

  5. Lake Winnipesaukee

    • Location: Lakes Region, NH
    • Why Visit: Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire and offers a unique perspective for fall foliage enthusiasts. Rent a boat or take a scenic cruise to enjoy the stunning lakeside views framed by vibrant foliage.
    • Activities: Besides boating, you can explore charming lakeside towns, visit historic sites, and dine at waterside restaurants.

New Hampshire's fall foliage is nothing short of spectacular, and these destinations offer some of the best opportunities to immerse yourself in the beauty of autumn. Whether you prefer serene lakeside views, breathtaking mountain vistas, or luxurious accommodations, New Hampshire has it all. Plan your trip, pack your camera, and get ready to witness the magic of fall in the Granite State.