OUR PICKS: Fall Foliage in the Sunapee Area


Fall in the Sunapee, New Hampshire area is a captivating spectacle of nature’s artistry. As the summer warmth gives way to the crisp embrace of autumn, the foliage bursts into a brilliant display of reds, oranges, and yellows. The waters of Lake Sunapee mirror the kaleidoscope of colors, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty. Whether hiking the trails or savoring the local harvest at charming farm stands and other stops, Sunapee offers a serene escape into the heart of New England’s seasonal charm. Here are a few of our favorite Fall frolics in the Sunapee area:

Take the Sky Ride up Mount Sunapee

Weather permitting, the Sky Ride to the Summit of Mount Sunapee offers a bird’s eye view of Autumn’s magic. It’s simply not to be missed during the Fall season. Click HERE for schedule and rates.

Leaf Peep on a Lake Sunapee Cruise

Ninety-minute tours of Lake Sunapee during Fall is a great way to take in the beauty of the season. Both day and dinner cruises available through much of October, weather permitting. Click HERE for more information.

Hike Clarke’s Lookout

This local trail is an old favorite, offering a spectacular view of both Lake and Mount Sunapee. Click HERE for more information.

Browse Spring Ledge Farm

This beloved farm stand in New London offers their own fresh fruits and vegetables in season as well as quality annuals and perennials. Pumpkins-a-plenty in season, along with other local tasty treats.

Visit Sanctuary Dairy Farm

Farm fresh, homemade, irresistible ice cream and local seasonal treats on a working dairy farm. Indulge in our scrumptious ice cream under the shade of the apple trees while the cool breeze rolls off of the meadows. Lots of places for the kids to play and pet the animals.

Pick Apples and Grab Cider at Contookcook Cider Company at Gould Hill Farm

A tree-to-glass cidery offering an impressive array of flavors. Located at Gould Hill Farm,  a sumptuous more-than-a-farm-stand that’s a fixture in Hopkinton and features their own produce, homemade goodies and lots of local products.

Stop at Riverview Farm for Apples, Pumpkins and Late Season Berries

Located in Plainfield, another must-stop farm stand not far from us.

Enjoy a Creamie at Mac’s Maple

Minutes from Riverview Farm, Mac’s Maple is stocked with lots of maple-flavored goodies and other local products.

Last Stop for Local Veggies

Also in Plainfield, Edgewater Farm offers their own freshly picked produce.


The window is shorter than you might think: late-September to mid-October is the best time to leaf-peep and grab some local treats and veggies. The trees can quickly change from golden yellow to bright red to barren branches in as few as ten days. For your best Fall getaway, stay with us! Click HERE to reserve.

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