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Alton, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Barnstead, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bedford, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Belmont, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bow, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bradford, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bristol, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Concord, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dover, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dunbarton, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Durham, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Epsom, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Franklin, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gilford, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gilmanton, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hanover, Oct. 31, no set times
Henniker, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hopkinton, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Loudon, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Manchester, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nashua, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Newmarket, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
New Durham, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

New London, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Northfield, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nottingham, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pembroke, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Plymouth, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sanbornton, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Strafford, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sutton, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wakefield, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Warner, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weare, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wilmot, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Amazing Fall Foliage Viewing Spots

 

Looking for a great opportunity to catch the AMAZING foliage in the Lakes Region? Here are some great places to Catch the Autumn GLOW!

There’s nothing like taking in the fall foliage from up on high. So, lace up your boots and get some exercise as you enjoy the vibrant colors on a Lakes Region trail. Mount Major in Alton is a popular trek that offers stunning views from the summit just two and a half miles from the parking lot off Route 11. Because it’s so spectacular, it is often spectacularly crowded, with a full to overflowing parking lot.

Piper Mountain is a quieter alternative, fun for its summit’s Flintstone-like furniture made from granite stones. The view of the foliage and nearby peaks will be great in the fall, but don’t expect a grand view of
the lakes here—just little peeks on this peak.

Belknap Mountain’s woodsy trails are peaceful, and you’ll enjoy a panoramic view from the fire tower at
the top. Learn more about the Belknap Range trails at belknaprangetrails.org.

The Castle in the Clouds property, maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, covers over 5,500
acres and offers views of waterfalls and the Ossipee Mountains. There are 28 miles of trails and old carriage
roads that the Conservation Trust makes available to the public. The Brook Trail offers views of seven waterfalls. For more difficulty, consider the two-and-a-half-mile Mount Roberts climb, or hike five miles to the Mount Shaw summit —  at 2,990 feet, the highest point in the Lakes Region.
Learn more about the Castle in the Clouds trail system at https://www.castleintheclouds.org/things-to-do/
hiking-walking-trails/.

Keep an eye on NH.gov’s foliage tracker to catch peak viewing conditions!

 

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Fall foliage drives in New Hampshire

Via: VisitNewEngland.com

Find vistas across majestic mountains and sprawling lakes!

New Hampshire is northern and partly mountainous, so it will begin showing off its fall colors in late September. NH state map. An obvious choice for scenic fall drives is the White Mountains, including the magnificent Kancamagus Highway from North Conway to Lincoln. Wonderful forests and brilliant color also will be showing farther north, near Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch state parks, and the Great North Woods between Colebrook and Dixville Notch. The western mountains toward Lebanon and Hanover, and central lakes region also offer great beauty. New Hampshire foliage drives page.

WHITE MOUNTAINS REGIONPinkham Notch Loop – This loop encircles the peak of Mount Washington and touches on town names that evoke rugged outdoor sports: Jackson, Gorham, Bartlett and others. Travelers will see spectacular views of the Presidential Mountains. Jackson is a lovely village for dining and shopping, and the center of town is like a stage for the beautiful and Jackson Covered Bridge.  A good side trip is a drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road, presenting one of New England’s most spectacular mountain vistas.  Route map.LAKES REGIONLake Winnipesaukee Loop – This very large lake, surrounded by hills, offers beautiful views across the water from vantage points in the towns of Laconia, Wolfeboro, and Moultonborough. This area is a major summer vacation resort, so there is lots of shopping and dining. Depending upon how late in the fall you arrive here, you could be lucky enough to tour Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, a 1920’s-era Craftsman-style mansion high in the mountains, or to take a sunset cruise with Mount Washington Cruises  from Weirs Beach. Route map.DARTMOUTH LAKE SUNAPEE REGIONConnecticut River near Lebanon Loop – The western side of this loop skirts the Connecticut River, the state border with Vermont, giving travelers a chance to skip across to the Green Mountain State for a stop at White River Junction or Norwich. On the New Hampshire side, enjoy a stop at Hanover, home of Dartmouth College (good burgers and bookstores). Consider stopping and stretching your legs on a walk along the Northern Recreational Rail Trail, which touches upon Lebanon and Enfield and Canaan, all part of the drive route. Enjoy views of the authentic Packard Hill (covered) Bridge in Lebanon.
Route map.MONADNOCK REGIONMount Monadnock Loop — The 3,165-foot-tall Mount Monadnock is the centerpiece of this trip. Monadnock State Park has excellent public services and many hiking trails that are accessible and enjoyable even to averagely fit climbers. A nice stop is at Stonewall Farm in Keene, offering farm tours, animals visits, and a farm store. Mountain biking and cross country skiing trails are open in season. Route map.

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Looking for Local Farmer’s Markets?

Farmers’ Markets are a GREAT way to see the beauty and bounty of harvest season in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire… and the perfect way to sample the amazingly fresh flavors of our region!

Here are some ongoing farmer’s markets. Be sure to stop in!

Moulton Farms - Farmer's Market Open Daily

The farm market has everything you need for great tasting meals and desserts. From early spring through late December, find vegetables they grow using sustainable methods and non-GMO seed.

Besides growing their own produce and the items they prepare in our farm kitchen and bakery, they partnered with other New England farms and small businesses to provide you with quality cheeses, seafood, meat, poultry, and treats. Fresh seafood direct from the fish pier in Boston is available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at Sal’s Fresh Seafood counter. Freshly made cider doughnuts are available at the Cider Bellies in late spring, summer and fall.

In the spring and summer, their garden center has annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and fruit trees that are well suited for the Lakes Region. They have plants that work in shade, part shade, and full sun conditions. Since your soil’s health directly affects how well your garden grows, they also have a selection of garden amendments including ones suitable for organic gardening.

In late fall their garden center has seasonal decorations and decorative plants to brighten your home and office. their corn maze and pumpkin patch are also open in the fall.

Starting in late November they have wreaths made here at the farm and freshly cut local Christmas trees.

 

Moulton Farm

18 Quarry Road
Meredith, NH 03253
603-279-3915

https://www.moultonfarm.com/farm-market

Tamworth Farmer's Market

Saturdays 9am – Noon

May 15th Thru December 18th

81 Tamworth Road on the grounds of K.A. Brett School
Tamworth , NH

https://www.facebook.com/TamworthFarmersMarket/

Gilmanton Community Farmer's Market

Sundays 10am – 1pm 

June 13th Thru September 26th 

At Gilmanton Community Farmers Market, our mission is to create an enjoyable shopping experience that customers of all ages can enjoy. Our market began in 2020 as a dream turned into reality despite the COVID pandemic. We provide Gilmanton and the surrounding communities with a variety of quality products from local growers and makers. We have something to suit everyone?s taste! Our Farmers Market is home to a number of local professionals who go above and beyond to give back to the community through the products they offer.

Gilmanton Community

1385 NH Route 140
Gilmanton NH 03237

*Located at the Gilmanton Year Round Library

http://www.gilmantonfarmersmarket.com/

Canterbury Community Farmer Market

Weds 4 – 6:30 

June 2 – Sept 29th 

Canterbury Community Farmers Market Association 
9 Center Road Canterbury 03224

SUMMER HOURS: WEDNESDAYS, 4-6:30PM / Traditional outdoor farmers market runs every Wednesday afternoon from the first Wednesday in June through the last Wednesday in September. Hours are 4-6:30pm. 20+ local vendors. Plenty of parking. Live music.

This community farmers market strives to carry the best in local produce, fruits, meat, and dairy. We also have a good selection of maple products, baked goods, ready-to-eat, and selected crafts! The market has a balance of edibles and craft items, and offers free LIVE music each week by local talent. Check our website www.canterburyfarmersmarket.com for a full schedule of weekly events, children’s activities, and demos.

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