New Hampshire’s fall foliage season is a great time to explore our surroundings. A leisurely drive in the country is often the best way to discover some of the most colorful vistas anywhere.
Here are some guides to help make your exploring memorable:
The state government sponsored Visit NH: Foliage pages are updated weekly with detailed reports on how colorful the foliage is in the Merrimack Valley, the Monadnock Region, the Seacoast, and other areas of New Hampshire. The Foliage Tracker predicts the intensity of color for each area of the state on a day by day basis based on previous’ years; it also has a smartphone app for it.
New Hampshire.com sponsors a “Foliage Meter” which graphically shows how much the leaves have turned in the various regions of New Hampshire. It also recommends foliage tours in each area with maps illustrating the routes to follow.
About.com’s New England Travel section lists several websites with tips on where to go and what to do to enjoy the fall foliage season in New Hampshire.
Yankee Magazine’s Foliage site not only has a map of current conditions; it also has a map showing when and where the foliage should be at its peak based on previous years. Scenic drives, “The Top 25 Foliage Towns” in New England (including several in New Hampshire) and other features are also included.
If you are interested in why leaves change color, check out the explanation on the Weather Channel’s website.
Just about any country road will be festooned with color this season – it’s a great time to enjoy nature. Take the time out to take a drive and drink in the natural beauty of New Hampshire.
Thinking of moving to colorful New Hampshire?
– Steve Russo, Prudential Verani Realty
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