This is the pinnacle of the season—welcome to autumn in New England! For residents and visitors to New Hampshire, the high point of fall has long been Columbus Day Weekend, when peak foliage colors often coincide with the three-day holiday. This year is no exception, with the trees now popping vibrant reds and oranges in the Lakes Region. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the scenery this weekend:

[caption id="attachment_2666" align="alignright" width="300"]Beans & Greens Farm 2015 Beans & Greens Farm 2015[/caption] This is the pinnacle of the season—the days are warm, the nights are cool, and the colors throughout the area are glorious—welcome to autumn in New England! For residents and visitors to New Hampshire, the high point of fall has long been Columbus Day Weekend, when peak colors often coincide with the three-day holiday. This year is no exception, with the foliage now popping vibrant reds and oranges in the Lakes Region. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the scenery this weekend:

[caption id="attachment_1562" align="alignright" width="300"]Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad[/caption] Autumn has officially arrived, and nature is certainly showing proof of that! The air is crisp, and the warm sun is shining on the bright colors of early fall. Some of the leaves are beginning to turn red, orange, and yellow as the foliage season gets underway in New Hampshire, especially in the northern regions. The Granite State has some great ways to see how the colors are progressing—time to plan your autumn getaway to catch those colors at their brilliant peak!

[caption id="attachment_2070" align="alignleft" width="300"]The Kancamagus Highway in Autumn The Kancamagus Highway in Autumn[/caption] This weekend is shaping up to be the ultimate autumn weekend in the New Hampshire Lakes Region. The fall foliage is beginning to peak, with vibrant orange and red hues popping out, creating breathtaking vistas around the lakes. According to the most recent Visit NH fall foliage report, “leaf peepers are finding this year to be one of the best years they have seen in a while for bright, stunning color.” This is the time to get out and soak it up! In addition to the special fall foliage trains and cruises that will be running, here are a few other great activities happening this weekend to help celebrate the season…

[caption id="attachment_1562" align="alignright" width="300"]Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad[/caption] It’s that time already—the air is crisp and the warm sun is shining on the bright colors of early fall. Some of the leaves are beginning to turn red, orange, and yellow as the foliage season gets underway in New Hampshire, especially in the northern regions, and there are some great ways to track how the colors are progressing and enjoy your autumn getaway to the Granite State to catch those colors at their brilliant peak!