Foliage - Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region

October 19. 2018 3:44PM
Sunapee Harbor (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 October 19, 2018

The Dartmouth-Sunapee Region has quickly gone from peak to past peak, thanks to the first seasonably cold weather we have had this since spring. This means the deeper colors -like burgundy and bronze - are left behind on some trees, while others have dropped their leaves (still a pretty sight) or stand mostly bare. That's not to say there isn't color though. The colors is still spotty in some locations. Go up to Hanover, visit Dartmouth College and its historic architecture, grab a bite to eat at any of the to-die-for restaurants (ask the students where to go) and finish with gelato from Morano Gelato. 



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