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Great North Woods Region

Your fall road trip itinerary for the Great North Woods.
Embark on an autumn journey on the scenic Woodland Heritage Trail with adventurous stops along the way, journeying through some of the densest and most stunning displays of foliage in the state.

New Hampshire continues to closely monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. As a reminder, you are encouraged to contact any property prior to visiting to find out if there are any changes in hours or specific reservation requirements.
  1. Weeks State Park (200 Weeks State Park Road, Lancaster) Kick off your fall adventure with a stop at the historic site of John Wingate Weeks, U.S. congressman, senator, and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. This stunning mountaintop estate showcases 360 degree views of colorful mountainsides draped in foliage and features a climbable stone tower for an even better perspective.

  2. Copper Pig Brewery (1 Middle Street, Lancaster) Sample local craft beer with perfect foliage views in a riverside patio. From porters and lagers to Irish reds, seasonal rotationals and a family-friendly atmosphere with a great menu—Copper Pig has it all.

  3. Stark Covered Bridge Photo Opp (North Road, Stark Village) Whip out your camera because you won’t want to miss the chance to snap a pic with one of the most iconic covered bridges in the state! Made even more beautiful in the fall framed by vibrant foliage, this richly historic spot is as beautiful as it is fascinating.

  4. Milan Hill State Park (72 Fire Tower Road, Milan) Climb to the top of Milan Hill State Park’s 100-foot fire tower for even more sweeping foliage views! The tower affords sights of the Mahoosuc Mountain preserve, the Presidential Range, and even Mount Cabot in the distance all cloaked in fiery hues of crimson, orange, and gold.

  5. Nansen Wayside Park Photo Opp (24 Milan Road, Milan). Stop at the wayside location of the once-largest and foremost ski jump in the country. This manmade slope held major championship ski jumping competitions for years before its closure in 1988 and slow dilapidation. Currently under rehabilitation, the jump still makes a pretty legendary background for fall photos!

  6. Jericho Mountain State Park (298 Jericho Lake Road, Berlin) Explore the endless grounds at Jericho Mountain State Park illuminated by sparkling fall foliage. Reach the shores of Jericho Lake by ATV, foot, or bike and take in the crisp mountain air and unspoiled autumn beauty.

  7. White Mountain ATV Rental (299 Main Street, Gorham) Gear up for the experience of a lifetime when you embark on a guided or unguided ATV or UTV ride with White Mountain ATV Rental! You’ll have access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the north as you ride through colorful landscapes and packed dirt trails.

  8. White Mountain Café & Bookstore (212 Main Street, Gorham) After all the fun and excitement, settle in to this cozy café and bookstore along Gorham’s Main Street. Grab a rave-reviewed breakfast sandwich or coffee, browse books and souvenirs, or enjoy one of their specialty baked goods in the intimate outdoor patio!
Pit Stops:
Eat: Smokin T’s Bar and Grill (26 Main Street, Lancaster), North Country Family Restaurant (12 Main Street, Groveton), Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar (1826 Riverside Drive, Berlin), Waterwheel Breakfast and Gift House (1955 Presidential Hwy, Jefferson)

Shop: Lancaster’s quaint downtown overflows with New England charm and distinctive northern beauty. Local shops along Main Street include the eclectic Middle Earth store where you’ll find just about anything under the sun, Maureen’s Boutique with great fashion-forward style and gifts, and the treasure trove of thrifted goods at Odds and Ends and Other Things on Pleasant Street.


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