Peak Foliage in Northern NH
Fall is a wonderful time of year to get out and enjoy crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings. In Pittsburg and the Connecticut Lakes Region, fall colors come sooner than the White Mountains and points south in New Hampshire.
In early September, tips of maples begin to remind us that summer is coming to an end. Some of the lower bushes are also beginning to show color in early September.
By mid-September, the show is beginning. Deciduous trees in the higher elevations are rapidly approaching peak colors. Take a drive up to Diamond Ridge and look to the north – you’ll see proof of fall’s approach. As a bonus, bull moose are in rut so you may see a huge bull moose and fall colors!
The week of peak color, peak foliage, in the Connecticut Lakes Region is the last week of September / first week of October. The hillsides are ablaze with color. Reds, oranges, and yellows contrast against the conifer forests of northern New Hampshire.
The leaves begin to drop by the end of the first week of October – which is great for the bird hunters.
But wait! The color show is not over! The last week of October, the tamaracks loose their needles putting on the last show of color before autumn ends and winter begins.