NH Foliage Lakes Region

October 19. 2018 3:49PM

A Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad train heads north for a foliage trip past Lake Waukewan in Meredith last fall. (Roger Amsden)

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 19, 2018

The Lakes Region is now displaying peak foliage conditions. This is a terrific time to visit the Lakes Region. While everything around you is aglow, and that's good enough for us, you may wish to check out the Extreme Chunkin' Festival. The event draws people from all over to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon to smash giant pumpkins, toss cars and sling many other large objects with trebuchets and catapults. Or, if that's not your thing, you could see the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro. But first listen to the leaves crunching beneath your feet and take in the scenes, either by a short hike or walk, or just while driving around the lakes.


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