Foliage - Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region
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 9, 2015
The foliage in the Dartmouth-Sunapee region is coming to life now! This area can be underrated but a trip along the Connecticut River via Route 12A to Cornish for a stop at the longest covered bridge in the country, to Interstate 89 into Lebanon, then north to one of our country's best College's in Hanover isn't a bad idea. Here you can stop for a bite to eat or enjoy a picnic on the Dartmouth Green where you'll be surrounded by color all around! We might even recommend a drive to downtown Warner (off Interstate 89 North) for its Fall Foliage Festival or a visit to Mount Sunapee in Newbury for (via I-89 North to Route 202 West into Henniker, then North on Route 103 into Newbury where you'll find they are celebrating their Fall Festival with a Pig Roast this weekend. This is New England at its best!