Discover The New Hampshire Fall Foliage
New Hampshire’s White Mountains present one of the world’s greatest displays of fall color, and there’s no better home base for enjoying them than The Mountain Club on Loon. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and purples of the Northern Appalachian forests, and within ready reach of some of the best “leaf-peeping” drives, hikes, and bike rides anywhere.
The Fall Color Show in the White Mountains
Although there’s a lot of year-to-year variability (much of it due to the weather of late summer and fall), fall colors in the White Mountains typically reach their zenith between the end of September and the second week of October. In other words, now’s high time to get your accommodations here at The Mountain Club on Loon locked down for some extraordinary leaf-peeping in New England’s loftiest mountains. By the way: You can keep track of up-to-date fall foliage conditions across New Hampshire by calling 1-800-258-3608, the state’s official fall-color hotline.
Where to Go for Prime Leaf-Peeping Out of The Mountain Club on Loon
Again, with our mountain backdrop, you’ll get to relish an extended fall-color show right from the resort. You can also do some leaf-peeping day-tripping, however, to popular spots nearby such as Franconia Notch and Mount Washington.
Surely the most celebrated drive in the area for soaking up the White Mountains’ fall colors is the Kancamagus National Scenic Byway, locally known as “the Kanc.” Our resort lies right along this roughly 35-mile traverse of the fall-smoldering highlands between Conway and Lincoln, so you couldn’t be better poised to experience its unrivaled scenery.
The fall colors are incredible all along the way—not least from the grand vantages around Kancamagus Pass, up at nearly 3,000 feet—but they’re only the main attraction: You’ve also got such postcard-perfect landmarks as the Albany Covered Bridge (built 1858) and more than a few gorgeous waterfalls. We also recommend a visit to the White Mountain Visitor Center in North Woodstock, just a few miles from The Mountain Club on Loon. The Boulder Loop, Lincoln Woods, White Mountain, and other trails give you the chance to get out into the dazzling forests as you cruise the Kanc.
(If you do end up exploring the multicolored woods on foot, bear in mind there are multiple hunting seasons going on in New Hampshire during the fall, so—depending on the timing of your visit—it’s a good idea to wear blaze-orange while hiking.)
Reserve a Leaf-Peeping Getaway in the White Mountains at The Mountain Club on Loon
Whether it’ll be your first experience with the glories of fall colors in the White Mountains or you’re making an annual pilgrimage, you’re in for quite the show. Get in touch with us today to reserve your leaf-peeping accommodations on the flanks of Loon Mountain!