NH Foliage Monadnock RegionOctober 04. 2017 8:48PM
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 October 10, 2017
The Monadnock Region's elevation and valleys seem to push the area further along early on but this year, the region colored up slowly and in recent days has burst into a full blown kaleidoscope! That means there is still some green on the palette. But oh, how splendid when all of the Monadnock Region is doing it's best to be beautiful in the spotlight! We always recommend the covered bridge drive, which will take you to or through four bridges in Swanzey. Take Route 10 south from Keene, head northeast on Westport Village Road and southeast on Swanzey Lake Road and north on 32 through Swanzey. There are four bridges along that route. Look for signs. If you dare to try 5 bridges, you will continue south on Route 10 and see the the Coombs Covered Bridge in Winchester before backtracking to the turn at Westport Village Road.