Each autumn Leaf Peepers from all over the world flock to New Hampshire to take in the spectacular New England leaves. The conditions in the White Mountains are just right for creating some of the most spectacular fall colors, but the burst lasts for only a short amount of time. Staying at the Green Granite you are in the perfect position to not miss a minute of these beautiful leaves.
We are directly across the street from the Sacro River camping area and trails, and a short drive from many places to peep at the lovely leaves. Whether you want to view leaves by hiking, biking, ATV, or cruising in your car or on your motorcycle, there’s plenty of ways to take in the natural beauty all around.
Late September and early October are often the best weeks to view the foliage. Almost any area popular at other times of year gets even more scenic when the leaves are in full color. The waterfalls and trails at Crawford Notch State Park are an excellent choice in autumn. The White Mountain National Forest boasts the famous "Old Man of the Mountain" in Franconia Notch which lights up in autumn. Scenic roadways such as the Mount Washington Auto Road and the Kancamagus Highway are also quite popular at this time of year, and take you to high elevations and through some of the best parts of the White Mountains.
Be sure your camera is working and bring extra batteries, and pack binoculars so you can see all the fine detail in the lovely views. If you want to get out on the trail, a visit to the International Mountain Equipment store can yield great deals on top quality equipment. It’s been stocking hikers, skiers, and climbers since 1974 and is one of the favorites of serious outdoors enthusiasts.
When dusk comes and puts an end to your day of leaf peeping, North Conway has many fine restaurants for you to enjoy. Grab dinner at the Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewing Company or the Flatbread Company or the popular Black Capp Grill. There are plenty of delicious places to fill up after a day out in the mountains. Book your fall foliage stay soon-- it’s a busy season and you don’t want to miss out on a one of a kind getaway!
Written by Tiffany Hutton