These New Hampshire fall foliage driving tours will lead you to scenic places any time of the year, but you'll find these routes especially breathtaking during leaf peeping season. Here are some of New Hampshire's most scenic fall drives.
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New Hampshire's National Scenic Byway with the tongue-twister name—the Kancamagus Highway—is New England's most superb scenic drive and a beloved fall foliage route. Plan your trip along the Kancamagus Highway with this driving tour, excerpted from my guide book, "Backroads of New England," which features photography by William H. Johnson.
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Although waterfalls are at their most dramatic in the spring, fall can be a wonderful time to visit and photograph these shimmering cascades framed by the rich reds and golds of autumn leaves. With more than a dozen accessible waterfalls, New Hampshire's Mt. Washington Valley is the perfect destination for a fall waterfall tour.
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Connecticut River Scenic Byway
Trace the path of the Connecticut River, and enjoy changing colors as you visit small New Hampshire towns on this scenic drive. Be sure to leave time for a visit to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Drive the Lakes Loop
It's 134 miles of breathtaking water and foliage views! The New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development suggests this driving itinerary that begins in Meredith and traces Lake Winnipesaukee en route to Wolfeboro, where the drive turns north and continues through picturesque small towns. Be sure to visit Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough for aerial views of Lake Winnipesaukee and leaves.
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See New Hampshire's Prettiest Town Green
The Sunapee Loop—a drive in southwestern New Hampshire—takes you to a green you'll want to see in the fall. The town green in Washington, New Hampshire, is one of the prettiest you'll find in all of New England.
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