Fall Vacation Ideas

As fall's vibrant colors emerge along every mountain ridge, roadside, lakeshore, and riverbank in New Hampshire, our state becomes a leaf-peeper's paradise. You can follow the progress of our autumn extravaganza on Visit NH’s online Foliage Tracker, featuring an interactive state map and region-by-region color reports.

New England is known for fall foliage because of its dense stands of trees that tend to don their autumn costumes in unison. And New Hampshire does more than its share to earn New England the distinction of being America's most heavily forested region: 89 percent of our terrain is tree-covered. That's more than any other state in the continental USA. Just sayin'.

If you're looking for fall vacation ideas, consider any of the fall activities below and experience the festive attitude with which New Hampshire embraces this fleeting yet phenomenal season.

Pick Your Own
Nothing says fall in New Hampshire like a hayride up into a pumpkin patch or apple orchard.  Make lasting memories on the farm!

Agricultural Fairs
New Hampshire agricultural fairs are a family for the fall. Our calendar of NH fairs will help you find old-fashioned country fun.

Festivals
Fall festivals in New Hampshire celebrate all that is great about the season.  From pumpkins to foliage to craft brews and seafood, we've got a festival that's sure to please.

Scenic Drives and Rides
In the fall, all roads lead to great views! Here are a few routes in particular that will have you stopping for photo opportunities. Don't want to drive yourself? Enjoy the views from the comfort of a scenic train ride.

Halloween
As the foliage fades, New Hampshire stays colorful thanks to its spectacularly spooky attractions. Discover eight Halloween attractions that will make you scream for your mummy!