New England region is well known for its vibrant displays of colors during the fall season. End of September through October offers the best fall foliage. You’ll see at every turn vivid reds and oranges, greens, mixed with bright pops of yellows and greens. The White Mountains in particular offer some of the most picturesque foliage. Whether you choose to go for a drive or hike, nothing can’t beat a fall getaway to the White Mountains. (here is the proof. Video by Jake Doucette from Phitted Media)
Some favorite points of interest:
- The Kancamagus Highway Known to locals as “the Kank,” This scenic route, passes through the heart of the White Mountains between the towns of Lincoln and Conway, and offers some of the most spectacular scenery.
- Rocky Gorge Scenic Area, Conway
- Sabbaday Falls, on the Kancamagus Pass, drops 40 feet into a small emerald green pothole the opens as a slide into a 20-foot horsetail into a tight gorge. Stop to look and have a picnic; no swimming, though! The falls is well-marked, off Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) between the towns of Lincoln and Conway.
- The Pinkham Notch Loop is also a worthwhile drive if you have the time, and really want to experience the full range of fall in the White Mountains.
- Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway at Cannon Mountain in Franconia is an 80-passenger cable car that takes visitors to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain. On a clear day, you can see the mountains of four states and Canada! At the summit, you’ll find spectacular scenic walking paths, an observation deck, café and a bar. Open through late October. Check website for schedule and fees.