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Peak foliage in Northern parts of Mt Washington Valley, NH with color popping throughout the Valley

Fall foliage report from Mt Washington Valley, NH – October 5, 2016

According to our sources, the fall color is just about at peak in the Northern reaches of Mt Washington Valley.  We expect Mother Nature to deliver right on time with full color in the Northern parts of the Valley, including Bretton Woods, Crawford Notch and Pinkham Notch over Columbus Day weekend.  What a weekend for a leaf peeping tour.

In North Conway, fall colors are really beginning to pop with gorgeous color filling in around Echo Lake and along back roads in Jackson.  What a weekend for a drive out in the country!  We estimate the fall color at anywhere from 50-percent to 80-percent peak.

The Southern parts of the Valley, including around Danforth Bay Camping Area and King Piine Ski Area, will offer up fall color for a few more weeks.  While the yellows, reds and oranges are beginning to show, leaf peepers will be treated to color here for the next few weeks.  We estimate the fall color in the southern parts of Mt Washington Valley at about 35-45-percent peak.

Columbus Day weekend marks the final weekend of the Fryeburg Fair, the 19th Annual Attitash Oktoberfest, the King Pine’s Brew Ha Ha Festival, the haunts at Cranmore Mountain Resort’s Ghoullog, the Return of the Pumpkin People Tour, Boys Next Door performed by M&D Productions, and sidewalk sales throughout Settlers Green Outlets.   Add that to gorgeous color and a three-day weekend you’ve got many great reasons to visit Mt Washington Valley, NH over Columbus Day weekend.  

For more information and to plan your getaway, visit or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH).  To learn more about visiting New Hampshire, go to

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Photo taken on October 5, 2016 of Omni Mt Washington Hotel surrounded by peak color.  Photo credit: Omni Mt Washington Hotel photo files.