Autumn begins as the colder air finds it’s way into NH, painting our landscape with brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. While “Leaf Peepers” come from great distances, even overseas, to witness this yearly transformation, we are lucky in that we can see the beautiful foliage in our own backyards, traveling to work, or by taking a short ride to places such as Franconia Notch.
Most fairs have already taken place, but here are a few other events you may be interested in attending. The Sandwich Fair takes place on Columbus day weekend, from Oct 8-10. Octoberfest is also very popular and takes place at various places throughout the state, including Attitash and Canobie Lake Park. A less-known event is the NH Renaissance Faire in Kingston.
The Fall season is a perfect time for pick-your-own apples, pears, and peaches. Orchards throughout the state, including Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, NH offer pick-your-own apples. If you happen to visit Mack’s Apples, make sure to try the Honeycrisp, a premium apple harvested in this orchard. Corn mazes and hay rides are other fall favorites. There are farms across the state that offer corn mazes, including Beans & Green Farmstand in Gilford, Coppal House Corn Maze in Lee, and Johnson’s Highland View Farm in Windham, NH.
Hayrides are also available in various parts of the state. Whether you are interested in a haunted , historical or storybook hayride, they can be a lot of fun for the whole family. And if all those items don’t keep you busy enough this fall, you might want to try to catch a train. The Conway Scenic Railway among others offers views of NH’s most scenic sights. It’s fun for the entire family and very relaxing.
What are you doing this fall season to live life to the fullest? We’d love to hear about your activities.