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 14, 2016 The Merrimack Valley still has plenty of green trees but the colors are appearing, almost like magic, and creating a kaleidescope of intense color in many places. Like other areas of the state, the colors this year are saturated, creating a neon explosion of color especially when the sun shines on the leaves. Drive the back roads and take in the sights or make your 'weigh' to the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Regatta in Goffstown over the weekend.