While you are visiting the White Mountains this fall for our award-winning foliage, consider adding some of these activities to your fall bucket list.
*Before visiting, check the websites of individual businesses to learn more about their Covid-19 policies and procedures, and for information on advance reservations and ticketing.
Navigate your way 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.
All Things Apple
Year after year, Windy Ridge Orchard in 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, feed the farm animals, and bring home some delicious apple cider, and still-warm cider donuts for the road.
Fall Fairs and Festivals
Get the kids involved with all the fall fun with Pumpkin Painting, Candy Corn Guessing Contest, live music, and more at the Fall Festival at Settler's Green (September 25). Enjoy the midway, visit with farm animals, and eat ALL the fair food at this year's Sandwich Fair (October 9-11) and Fryeburg Fair (October 3-10). The White Mountain Oktoberfest at Loon Mountain Resort (October 9 & 10) features live music, a beer garden, lawn games, and mountain top yoga, and enjoy live music, a 5K, games, and all things fall at the Fall Foliage Fest in Waterville Valley (October 9).
Take the Road Less Travelled
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.
Take a Hike
While there are too many hikes to mention that will afford you incredible view and foliage, here are a few of our favorite foliage hikes to get you started.
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. Start your wine and beer tour in the Lakes Region with a stop at Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith for a tasting, tour, and a light lunch. Continue north to Lincoln/Woodstock and head to the Tasting Room at Seven Birches Winery in Lincoln and enjoy locally made wines and ciders while viewing the foliage from Loon Mountain. Grab lunch a beer flight at the Woodstock Inn Brewery, which offers year-round and seasonal beers with names that nod to local events, lore, and natural beauty. Enjoy the fall colors as you head “north of the Notch” and visit our friends at Rek-Lis Brewing Company . Peruse their delectable dining menu and let the bartender help you choose your perfect beer. Take a drive to Littleton where you can take a walk along the town’s historic Main Street, then pop in for a beer tasting at Schilling Beer Co. while relaxing on their deck which overlooks the Ammonoosuc River.
The Return of the Pumpkin People
For 36 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 event. 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 from October 1-October 31.