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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DARTMOUTH-LAKE SUNAPEE region

Friday, September 23, 2016
The foliage season is taking its time making its way to the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Summer is hanging on pretty strong, but our leaf-peepers are reporting subtle changes to the landscape with a mix of yellows, oranges, reds, and even some greens and browns. Take a drive along Route 127 and Route 103 around the Warner area to enjoy the early foliage, or drive up I-89 from exit 2 to Warner for a sneak peek of the beautiful colors yet to come! With cooler temperatures in the forecast, we’re expecting to see more color splashing on the trees in the coming days.

Percentage: 10%

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GREAT NORTH WOODS Region

Friday, September 23, 2016
The calendar says fall, but there is still a summer feel in the air around the Great North Woods. Despite the temperatures, the trees are starting to get in the spirit of the season. Our network of leaf-peepers are reporting beautiful shades of reds and oranges coming out on the leaves. Consider hitting one of the many regional hiking trails this weekend, to see some of the beautiful color. Another great place to see the seasonal scenery is along Route 3 through Pittsburg and Colebrook. Many of the side roads have some color right now too. Take a drive to Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin to see the foliage and Camp RZR® , an event that draws OHRV riders from all over the country for the weekend long event.

Percentage: 25%



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LAKES REGION   

Friday, September 23, 2016
Green is the predominant color in the Lakes Region right now. Visitors will notice a few flashes of oranges, yellows and red, but peak foliage in this area is still a ways away. Look for hints of seasonal scenery around the many lakes and ponds this region is known for, as that is where the colors typically start to pop. While the foliage is taking its time to arrive in the Lakes Region, a drive through Holderness or Tamworth Village is beautiful any time of the year, and you can’t go wrong with a cruise around the Big Lake.

Percentage: 10%
 
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MERRIMACK VALLEY region

Friday, September 23, 2016
Colorful leaves are starting to make an appearance in the Merrimack Valley Region. Our leaf-peepers have been scouting out trees all over the region and are finding a myriad of yellows, oranges, a bit of red, and quite a bit of green. Shades of rusts and dark reds can be seen along Route 101 through Bedford from the Bedford Village Inn to the Amherst town line, especially around the low lying areas. Another route you might try for some of what the season has to offer is along Route 111 through Salem and Windham. Perhaps take a drive around the communities of Henniker, Hopkinton, Concord and Bow where you’ll see the beginnings of fall starting to take shape.

Percentage: 10 – 25%

MONADNOCK REGION

Friday, September 23, 2016
Mother Nature is taking her time transitioning to the fall season in the Monadnock Region. There is still quite a bit of green on the trees, but our leaf-peepers are reporting color developing very nicely throughout the Troy, Fitzwilliam, Richmond, Swanzey and the Keene area. The predominant color is orange, ranging from pale, yellowy oranges to bright, nearly red tones. A suggested loop is to follow Route 32 south through Swanzey to Route 119 in Richmond, then follow Route 119 through Fitzwilliam where you can pick up Route 12 and travel north to Keene. Route 101 from Marlboro to Peterboro is also a nice drive, as is Route 10 from Keene north to Gilsum. These routes will provide visitors with opportunities to see what is only just beginning to develop here this fall.

Percentage:
10 – 25%

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SEACOAST region

Friday, September 23, 2016
As has been the case in years past, the Seacoast Region is usually one of the last areas of the state to experience the beauty of the season, and that seems to be holding true this season too. Our leaf-peepers are reporting there’s still a lot of green on the trees, along with some yellows mixed in. 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: less than 10%

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WHITE MOUNTAINS Region

Friday, September 23, 2016
Mother Nature seems to have received the autumn memo and colors are starting to come out around the White Mountains Region. Right now visitors in the western part of the region will see an array of greens, yellows, and oranges. Take a drive up I-93 through Franconia Notch to see some of the early signs of the season. Route 302 through Crawford Notch is also a nice drive right now, be sure to take note of the scenery around the Willey House and Eisenhower Wayside. Fall foliage is just beginning to get geared up in the eastern part of the region around the North Conway and Intervale area. The strongest colors are around bodies of water.

Percentage: 10 - 35%

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