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New Hampshire fall foliageUnlike its neighbors, New Hampshire is a state filled with lakes, some of them huge, such as Lake Winnipesaukee. While many who don’t know a great deal about its geography, it’s considered a land-locked state. But it’s southeast corner borders on the Atlantic near Portsmouth, where you can visit John Paul Jones’ house. While its southern portion has experienced explosive growth due to its proximity to Boston, the northern part is wild and free, especially in the White Mountains. It’s also home to Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the East, which you can hike, but make sure you’re in shape.

Visiting the White Mountains or Lake Winnipesaukee or Hanover or the many agritour farms springing up throughout all of New England, New Hampshire fall foliage will leave you awed, especially with the multihued leaves as backdrop to all of the attractions.

Agritourism, in particular, is growing by leaps and bounds as a New Hampshire fall foliage attraction. Farmers, many of whom found themselves between a rock and a hard place as middlemen drove milk and produce prices unacceptably high while the farmer saw a fraction of the store price, either improvised or shut down their operations. Farms countrywide are closing at an alarming rate.

But those growing hay, apples, pumpkins, corn, berries and other products, wised up and decided to open their operations to the public, largely cutting out the middleman and increasing their profits.

It was a brilliant concept, and agritourism is one of the fastest growing attraction categories today. The farmers involved have created a whole new market. Sure, many still send their crops to the conventional markets, but then turn around and invite folks to what we call "pick-your-own" farms. Pick your own apples and berries, your pumpkins, Christmas trees, what have you, and the idea has caught on in a big way.

In addition, they’ve been adding hayrides, horse and pony rides, corn mazes, through which tens of thousands pay to grope their way to the finish. There are even hay mazes. The mazes are so intricately planned, the only way to see how good they are is from the air. But it has also created a new job market for people who are creative on large-scale projects. They get paid to design mazes. The farmers follow the design by a map given to them by the designer and create true works of art.

As you’ll see in the New Hampshire fall foliage attractions below, our Farm, Orchard and Agritours as well as our Pumpkin Patch attractions comprise two of the biggest sections. What makes them really special is the quality time families can share and a superb learning opportunity. Kids are drawn to agritourism as much as they are to circuses.

Throughout New Hampshire (all of New England for that matter), more and more farms are playing the "Me Too" game, which, in some cases, has kept the bank’s bird dogs at bay and put the farmers back on their feet.

But there is a lot more than agritours in which to engage in New Hampshire. Somewhat surprising, they offer whale watching as one of their attractions. There are cider mills, alpine slides, hot air balloons, festivals, Oktoberfests and a variety of other can’t miss New Hampshire fall foliage attractions.

In all of New England, there’s not only something for everyone, there’s plenty for everyone and well worth the visit.


Alpine Slides
Amusement Parks
Apple Cider Mills
Corn Mazes
Fall Craft Shows
Farms, Orchards & Agritours
Hay Rides
Hot Air Balloons
Pumpkin Patches
Train & Trolley Trips
Whale Watching


Attitash Mountain Alpine Slides, 153 Route 16, Jackson, New Hampshire 03846, 800.233.5634, 603.383.0999

Wildcat Mountain Scenic Skyride, and Zipline, 153 Route 16, Jackson, New Hampshire 03846, 800.233.5634, 603.383.0999


Story Land, Route 16, P.O. Box 130, Glen, New Hampshire 03838, 603.383.4293

Clark’s Trading Post & The White Mountain Central Railroad, The Seyranyan Family Circus, The Bear Show, Merlin’s Mystical Mansion, 110 US Rte 3, P.O. Box 1, Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251, 603.745.8913


Appleview Orchard, 1266 Upper City Road, Pittsfield, New Hampshire 03263, Merrimack County, 603.435.6483

Gould Hill Orchards, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, New Hampshire 03229, Merrimack County, 603.746.3811

Poverty Lane Orchard, 98 Poverty Lane, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, Grafton County, 603.448.1511

White Mountain Cider Company, Route 302, PO Box 790, Glen, New Hampshire 03838, 603.383.9061

Windy Ridge Orchard, Route 116, North Haverhill, New Hampshire 03774, Grafton County, 603.787.6377


Beans & Greens Farmstand, 245 Intervale Road, Gilford, New Hampshire 03249, 603.293.2853

Beech Hill Farm, 107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton, New Hampshire 03229, 603.223.0828

Coppal House Corn Maze, 118 N. River Road, Lee, New Hampshire, 603.303.3073

Great Brook Farm, 335 Hackleboro Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire, 603.783.4206

High Hopes Orchard, Farm Adventures Entertainment Park, 582 Glebe Road, Westmoreland, New Hampshire 03467, 603.399.4305

Johnson's Highland View Farm, 101 Range Road, Windham, New Hampshire, 603.898.3831

The Maize at Sherman Farm, Sherman Farm, 2679 E. Conway Road, E. Conway, New Hampshire, 939.2412

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