The region’s fall colors are on full display in the North Country several weeks ahead of the rest of New Hampshire and most of New England. The leaves begin changing around Labor Day and peak over the last two weeks of September.
For those who enjoy hiking, a climb to the top of 3,360-foot Mount Magalloway in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, provides sweeping views of the area’s fall colors. Another popular hiking destination in the fall is Dixville Notch, where hikers can enjoy dramatic views from Table Rock or take on the more challenging Sanguinary Ridge Trail, which has several scenic lookouts. To the south, visitors can enjoy scenic fall hikes in Nash Stream Forest or the 13 Mile Woods.
For leaf-peepers who enjoy seeing fall colors from the comfort of their own cars, the North Country is home to many scenic roads that make for great road trips. Route 26 from Colebrook to Errol provides beautiful scenery and dramatic views as it cuts through Dixville Notch. The route can even be turned into a wonderfully scenic loop. From Errol, take Route 16 south toward Berlin and then Route 110 west to Route 3, which you can follow north back to Colebrook. The entire loop provides amazing scenery with beautiful forests and mountain views. Another scenic road is Route 145 between Colebrook and Pittsburg, which has views of gorgeous farmlands and distant hills.