Andrew Raynor Dover NH
As summer winds down, New Hampshire tourism officials say they expect a robust fall travel season, with more than 3 million out-of-state, overnight visitors projected, who will spend more than $1.5 billion.
During an event this week at Hazelton Orchards in Chester, the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development unveiled its fall marketing campaign, which highlights activities such as hiking, leaf peeping, agritourism, dining and shopping.
“New Hampshire is the premier travel destination in the northeast all year round, but the vibrant colors of our tremendous foliage truly sets us apart during the fall travel season, drawing millions of people to all corners of the Granite State,” said Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs. “The fall travel season is an incredible economic driver for our state and we are constantly working to maximize and expand visitation for the benefit of our partners and the people of New Hampshire.”
Representing about 25 percent total annual visitation, fall is New Hampshire’s second-largest travel season, behind summer.
Foliage, scenic drives
and pick-your-own options dominate the fall season but historically fall is
also popular for visiting attractions, college homecomings, fairs and
festivals, shopping, and visiting friends and relatives. In addition, fall
tends to draw the largest percentage of visitors from outside New England.
Visitors to New Hampshire this fall can experience fall activities and events including:
- Fun Fall Fairs
- Get Lost in a Corn Maze
- Take A Scenic Train Ride
- Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins
- Take in the New Hampshire Film Festival
- Explore New Hampshire’s Wine and Cheese Trail
Stay connected with New
Hampshire tourism on Facebook,
YouTube, and be sure to follow the #livefreeNH tag to see
what other people are saying about fall in New Hampshire.