Fall Foliage on display in North Conway, NH.

Us New Englanders are in the process of shifting gears from summer heat to fall cool-downs, and one of the advantages of this season change is the foliage. We happen to live in a nationwide hotspot, which brings tourists from around the country. However, those from the Greater Boston area who want to take in the fall views often visit the White Mountains of New Hampshire to get their fix.

The period of time to really enjoy this New England tradition is relatively small, and if you “wait until next weekend,” you’ll probably miss it. To help plan your trip up north, the website VisitNH has created a Peak Foliage Map with the peak dates for the state, and here they are:

Great North Woods – Sept. 26 to Oct. 5

White Mountains – Oct. 5 to Oct. 10

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee – Oct. 5 to Oct. 15

Lakes Region – Oct. 10 to Oct. 20

Monadnock Region – Oct. 10 to Oct. 20


The website also has other features to help you get the most out of your trip to the mountains.

  • Your Guide to New Hampshire Fall Foliage

  • Foliage Tracker

    The foliage tracker will help you plan the perfect time to take in the fall views.

  • Foliage Reports

    Want to get the latest info on conditions? Check out VisitNH’s Foliage Report, updated often.

  • Scenic Routes

    VisitNH lists out the routes to take if you’re looking for the best views. Check out their Scenic Routes!