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Fall Fun Near Strafford

Fall Fun Near Strafford

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time to visit New Hampshire. The weather is crisp, the leaves are beautiful and there's lots of fall fun to enjoy. 

Book a cozy fall getaway at Strafford KOA and enjoy all the lakes region has to offer in autumn. 

Leaf Peeping

When the crisp weather of fall sets in the woods of New Hampshire light up with beautiful fall leaves. Keep an eye on the foliage forecast and plan a stay at Strafford KOA so you can watch the leaves turn. 

There are a few spots nearby that are great for leaf-peeping. 

Dominicus Hanson Pines Park in Rochester, New Hampshire has wooded walking trails and a footbridge over the Cocheco River. This park has oak and beech trees mixed in with pines so you're sure to get a show. 

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Hike the trails at Blue Job Mountain State Forest and enjoy the splendor of autumn leaves spread out like a carpet beneath you. 

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Explore Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge's two trails during the fall months and enjoy breathtaking views of fall foliage along wild shorelines. Fall is also a good time to spot migratory birds in the park. 

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For a truly special experience hop on a train and see the beautiful leaves while riding the rails. Drive an hour north to Weirs Beach and hop on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and enjoy a one-hour fall foliage train tour.

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Fruit Picking

If you really want to get yourself in the fall spirit put on your flannel and your boots and head out to a local farm to pick some apples or pumpkins. You can enjoy the crisp fall air and the beautiful leaves as you fill a basket with delicious fruit. 

Mackenzie's Farm sits atop Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire, so you're sure to get beautiful views of fall foliage. They offer tons of fruit and veggies in the spring and summer, but if you're stopping by in fall don't miss the U-pick apples and pumpkins. You can also follow your nose over to the bakery for delicious treats like cider donuts, homemade cider, pies and maple syrup. The owners say that if you visit on a particularly clear day, you can see Mount Washington! So be sure to call and check out their U-Pick calendar and events page for more information about your next visit. 

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If you want your fruit picking with a side of craft beverages head to Butternut Farm. Start out picking your own apples and pumpkins on the farm and then head over to the cider house for a pint of craft hard cider. Don't leave without some cider donuts or a homemade pie. 

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Visit McDougal Orchards for pick your own apples or stop by the farm store and buy pre-picked apples, cider donuts and other fall goodies. Explore the fairy village, try and conquer the corn maze or hop on a wagon ride.

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