New Hampshire is such an incredible state for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts, and fall is an outstanding time for your next adventure. Sometimes in the bustle of our busy lives we forget how accessible nature truly is, and how many options there are to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. From low to high, from wet to dry, or from easy to hard, the options available for a fantastic hiking experience are truly endless. You can plan a day hike and be on the trailhead in under two hours from Boston! Or you can plan a multi-day excursion and accomplish a peak-to-peak goal. Or what about immersing yourself in nature with an AMC hut-to-hut hike? From Mount Monadnock to Mount Cabot, there’s nothing more refreshing than a fall hiking in New Hampshire woods.
The White Mountain National Forest is well known, but the pristine beauty of New Hampshire’s natural resources extends far and wide. The Lake Sunapee Region is known to locals as the hidden gem of the granite state, with a variety of hiking options for all skill levels. The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge (SRK) Greenway is a 75-mile loop of hiking trails that connects Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains. In addition, just right here in the New London area, there are close to 30 unique trails that offer fabulous hiking and gorgeous views, particularly as the foliage begins to turn. The New London Conservation Commission has assembled a helpful resource to make your planning easy. With so many hiking options to offer right here in the area, the Inn at Pleasant Lake has created a special fall hiking package to make your escape as easy and seamless as possible. Regardless of your skill level or abilities, we can help you find the perfect excursion to fit your needs and the ideal place to rest and recharge afterwards.
Did you know there are 48 mountains in NH with over 4,000 feet of elevation? Each of them have a unique way of calling your name, and together they are a chorus of beauty singing out their challenge for you to reach their summits. Find them all from Adams to Zealand here while planning your next great northern adventure.
Looking for an overnight wilderness experience? Check out the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) resources. Imagine sleeping in the clouds at 5,000 feet in the shadows of Mt. Washington’s “rock pile”. Or perhaps you prefer the solitude of Lonesome Lake up in Franconia Notch? The best part is that dinner and breakfast are included with your AMC hut stay, so no need to lug all your food or camping gear up into the mountains! Not looking for all that elevation? Try the Highland Center in Crawford Notch or Joe Dodge Lodge over in Pinkham Notch. They provide easy access to wonderful natural features only found here.
Whether you’re looking for a short walk in the woods or an exhilarating adventure in the greater altitudes, come to central New Hampshire to experience some truly awe-inspiring fall beauty.