Whenever I came across fall photos of New England, I thought they were too good to be true. I was wrong. Fall colors in New Hampshire are truly amazing! We lucked out and arrived in the area at the perfect time to witness the full splendor of the maple trees – and I just couldn’t stop taking pictures….
From our campsite at the Country Bumpkins we took a scenic drive through the White Mountains. We stopped at Lincoln Woods Trailhead and walked across an old covered bridge. The doggies enjoyed the cool short stroll in the shade of the woods.
We continued our drive on the scenic Kancamagus Highway and stopped at the Sugar Hill Scenic Vista for A LOT of photos.
The colors were brilliant at Rocky Gorge near Conway. Situated on the Swift River, Rocky Gorge Falls drop a spectacular 10 feet against the colorful backdrop of the White Mountain National Forest.
For quick local fare, we tried Jonathon’s Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market. I enjoyed the charming decor and a cup of hot coffee while waiting for our meal. The comfort food was amazing: New England clam chowder and baked scallops – YUM!
We started to head back toward our campsite, but first, we made a stop at the 1869 covered bridge over Swift River.
The day was perfect, so our car decided to test our resilience and didn’t start. With the sun going down, and our car parked behind the bridge, we jumped into action quickly. A Good Samaritan drove his truck around and gave us a jump start. Back at the camp, the local ducks greeted us and demanded snacks.
I feel unbelievably lucky that I witnessed the beauty of fall in the White Mountains and I definitely recommend the Kancamagus Highway for great foliage vistas.