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Merrimack Valley Region

Your fall road trip itinerary for the Merrimack Valley region.
The Merrimack Valley is a quintessential New England Fall destination where dozens of apple orchards, dazing corn mazes, scenic drives, and spooky haunts await. Pack your flannel and hit the road to fall fun!

Check out New Hampshire’s estimated peak foliage dates to time your trip just right, or stay updated on conditions via weekly foliage reports.

  1. Mack’s Apples (230 Mammoth Road, Londonderry) An autumn trip through the Merrimack Valley wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the historic Mack’s Apples, a.k.a. New Hampshire’s largest orchard. Come by to pluck apples right from the tree, pick a pumpkin from the patch, or indulge in fresh cider or locally made ice cream!

  2. The Appleway Scenic Byway (268 Mammoth Road, Londonderry) Spend an hour or a day following this scenic drive through the small towns of southern New Hampshire. With roads framed in foliage, apple orchards and historic sites galore, there’s plenty to discover along the way.  

  3. Robert Frost Farm Historic Site (122 Rockingham Road, Derry) Visit the historic Derry home of the famed poet Robert Frost and find inspiration in the home, fields, and woods as Frost did over 100 years ago. You can book a site tour in advance to explore the home, or simply wander along the colorful nature and poetry trails dressed in fall colors.

  4. Nightmare New England (454 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield) Did you know the #1 haunted destination in the northeast is right here in New Hampshire? Each fall, nightmares come to life in Litchfield, where a chilling asylum, haunted hayride, and more await those who brave a visit.

  5. Beech Hill Farm Corn Maze (107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton) Get lost in this year’s corn maze at Beech Hill Farm where 8-acres of corn stalks hide themed trivia scavenger hunts that help you navigate the maze. Once you’ve found your way out, check out the ice cream barn for a sweet reward!

  6. Scenic RailRiders (188 Sewalls Falls Road, Concord) Cruise through the foliage in style this season with a ride on Scenic RailRiders’ railbikes! You and up to four riders will pedal a railbike along an abandoned section of the Northern Railroad, while scenic views of forested land, farms, and the Merrimack River roll by.

  7. Canterbury Aleworks (305 Baptist Hill Road, Canterbury) Visit this uniquely local nano-brewery, tucked away in the woods of Canterbury that serves up big flavors. Open Saturdays and Sundays to the public, you’ll find a curated selection of regular favorites and unique seasonal brews to please any palate.


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