NH Foliage Seacoast Region

October 18. 2017 10:00PM
Great Island Common - New Castle, NH (Lisa Martineau)

New Hampshire is one of the best places in the world to witness the brilliant crimsons and golds of fall. To help visitors decide when to take a tour of the countryside, NewHampshire.com will publish weekly updates on how the fall colors are progressing during the fall foliage season.

When is the best time to see foliage in NH?

The foliage peaks at different times in different parts of the state. Generally, the best times to view the fall colors are near the end of September in the far north, the beginning of October in the White Mountain region, and the middle of October in the south.

Updated October 18, 2017

The Seacoast Region is now on track to experience near peak foliage by the weekend and then peak conditions through next week as we head into Halloween. This part of the state usually turns last and that's where it's at! If you feel like a ride anyway, we recommend hitting Route 1A through Hampton, North Hampton, Rye, New Castle and Portsmouth. Detour onto Route 1B and visit the New Castle Common (pictured) where you can throw a frisbee or play tag football if it's nice. The views are stunning and you won't have to go for to find foliage. Bonus? You can see two lighthouses from the park. Route 1B will take you right into Portsmouth which is always lovely whether the leaves have turned or not. Have dinner and drinks, then see a performance of Our Town at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre while you are there. It's playing throughout the weekend. 


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