Foliage Tracker

Foliage Tracker

Figuring out the perfect time to catch peak foliage in New Hampshire can be a bit of a leap of faith, but our foliage tracker below will help you select the perfect time to see nature's fireworks. Use the sliding bar to view approximate color change weekly throughout the fall season.
Aug Sep Oct Nov
7 14 21 28
4 11 18 25
2 9 16 23
30 7 14 21
image/svg+xml Great North Woods White Mountains Lakes Region Dartmouth/ Lake Sunapee Merrimack Valley Monadnock Seacoast
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Mother Nature is starting to que up the colors in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Our leaf-peepers around the Newfound Lake area are seeing hints of color with the maples starting to pop. Other notable changes in the scenery are along the I-89 corridor from mile marker 34 up to exit 20 where there’s an explosion of fabulous fall color. Take a drive along Route 4A in Enfield and be sure to check out the swampy areas where the color is particularly vibrant.

Percentage: 15% - 45%

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
It sure is starting to feel and look a whole lot more like fall these days in the Great North Woods! The drop in the temperatures has helped bring out an array of colors on the trees. Our leaf-peepers are reporting a kaleidoscope of colors including yellows, oranges, reds and browns and there is still some green hanging on! For scenic drives consider trying Route 3 north to Lancaster and Route 2 to Jefferson. It won’t be long before all the colors are draped in the finest fall fashion so make your plans to visit the region soon!

Percentage: 35% - 40%

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
As the temperature dips, seasonal colors are starting to come out on the tips of the trees in the Lakes Region. There’s still quite a bit of green in this area, but over the past several days our leaf-peepers have seen splashes of colors starting to come out. A beautiful drive right now is east along Route 11A up by Gunstock Mountain Resort. Or catch colorful scenery along Route 132 in Sanbornton. Visitors might also try Route 109, 109A and Route 171 from Wolfeboro to Moultonborough where there are some nice bright reds and yellows to be seen.

Percentage: 10 - 15%
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Looks like we’re going to have to be patient as we wait to see colorful changes in the Merrimack Valley Region where the leaves are turning a bit more slowly here. Colors are starting to come out, such as yellows, rusts, reds and oranges but there’s a strong showing of green. To see some of the seasonal sights in this area, try some of the back roads around Bow and through Hooksett. Route 101 through Bedford to the Amherst town line, is a nice drive right now especially around the low lying areas. Consider heading down Route 13 from Concord to Weare, where there are some nice yellows, oranges and reds developing on the trees.

Percentage: 15 – 30%


Tuesday, September 27, 2016
With cooler nights and pleasant days, the color has been developing nicely in the Monadnock Region with more and more trees showing some of the stunning colors this region is known for this time of year. While there’s still a ways to go, visitors will see a range of deep, almost purple reds; brighter, pinky reds; vivid oranges; and sunny yellows. If you’re planning to head up to this region from south of the border, we suggest trying Route 2A to Route 32 North. This will bring you through Richmond and Swanzey where you can then hop on Route 12 north to Keene or south to Troy.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The temperatures are feeling more like fall in the Seacoast Region, but that doesn’t seem to be speeding up the leaf show we’re all waiting for. Green is still the predominant color in this part of the state, along with some bright yellows and coppery browns. Consider taking a drive along Route 101 East, where you’ll notice a lot of yellows in the marshy areas before Epping. Another spot with color beginning to take hold is along Route 1 North along the coast. Cooler weather in the coming days should help bring out more of the seasonal sights in this region.

Percentage: 10%

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
It’s amazing what a few nights of cooler weather followed by sunny days will do to the landscape. The leaves are a-changin’ in the White Mountains Region. According to our leaf-peepers very vibrant yellows and reds are popping up around the region. Visitors will also notice some dusty reds and yellows and even some copper tones coming through. Try a scenic drive along Route 302 through Crawford Notch or the I-93 corridor North or South. The eastern part of the region is also beginning to look more like fall with yellows and oranges starting to paint the landscape, especially along Route 16. Route 153 and 112 are also sporting some of that stunning scenery now too.

Percentage: 10 - 45%

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