Fall Bucket List Ideas in the White Mountains

Fall is in full swing here in the White Mountains and just like you, we love to do a little leaf-peeping and exploring the beauty of our region. It is certainly the most colorful time to visit and see what the White Mountains has to offer. You may have already done a lot of “fall things”, but before the leaves turn brown and blow away, we have 6 ideas to help round out your fall bucket list.

Navigate Through A Corn Maze

The Great Vermont Corn Maze has been named one of the top corn mazes in America and is the largest maze in New England! Located right over the border of New Hampshire in Danville, Vermont this maze is challenging, fun, and a great way to get outside and enjoy a crisp, fall day.

Apples, Apple Cider, Cider Donuts…Oh, my!

Year after year, Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill tops many lists for favorite apple orchard, favorite cider donut, and favorite place to spend a fall day. Meander the back roads of the White Mountains to get there, and take your time doing some leaf-peeping along the way. Once there, grab a bag and head out into the orchard. Stay for lunch and try out (and buy) some delicious apple cider, and still-warm cider donuts for the road. Kids will love the “cow train”, and feeding the farm animals.

Fairs, Festivals, and Fun

‘Tis the season for fall festivals and fairs! It doesn’t get much better than fair food, rides, and farm animals, amid the foliage. Find out where the fall festivities are happening in the White Mountains this season.

Take The Road Less Traveled

Get behind the wheel and enjoy a scenic, foliage drive . These suggestions will take you down beautiful back roads that don’t see as much traffic. Avoid the crowds…not the foliage.

Wine or Beer Tasting of Seasonal Samples

Wine and beer samplings are just more fun in autumn. Fall flavors are more robust than in other seasons and you also get to check out some incredible foliage and scenery while doing it. Head to the Tasting Room at Seven Birches Winery in Lincoln and view the foliage from Loon Mountain while sipping your wine. Take a scenic drive to the Lakes Region and visit Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith for a tasting, tour, and a light lunch. More of a beer connoisseur? Drive to the historic, and scenic Littleton, NH and sample German-style varieties at Schilling Beer Co . Relax on their deck while soaking in views of the foliage, the covered bridge, and the Ammonoosuc River. The Woodstock Inn Brewery offers year-round and seasonal beers with names that nod to local events, lore, and natural beauty. Book a tour and enjoy a flight over lunch.

All Things Pumpkin in Jackson

For 35 years, the village of Jackson and surrounding towns in the Mount Washington Valley have been delighting visitors with their annual Return of the Pumpkin People displays. Over 80 businesses and homes take part, creating unique, fun, and creative displays using pumpkins and their imaginations. Maps can be found at the White Mountains Visitor Center in North Woodstock, at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, or at any of the participating businesses. This self-guided tour will be up until October 31.

Pumpkin People