NH Foliage Monadnock Region
September 30. 2016 2:34AM
Monadnock Region (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.
Best time to see foliage?
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 September 30, 2016
The Monadnock Region is starting to put on its best dress. Many colors are showing up now - everything from flaming yellows and soft reds to deeper reds, every shade of purple and luminous orange. We always recommend the Swanzey covered bridge tour at this time of year which will delight you with its five covered bridges. If you are coming from the south, take route 10 north and start at the Coombs Bridge or Route 32 north starting with the Carleton Bridge and the Slate Bridge, then take Sawyers Crossing Road east toward Route 32 south. From there head west on Sawyers Crossing Road and pass through the Sawyers Crossing Bridge before head back south on Route 10, stopping at the West Swanzey Bridge and Slate Bridge before your last stop (the Coombs Bridge). It's a magical road trip, and it will become even more enchanting as we head into peak foliage.