Explore Fall Foliage in the White Mountains

Embrace the transition to fall with a visit to Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Nestled amid the majestic peaks, this area is renowned for its vibrant fall foliage thanks to its diverse array of deciduous trees, attracting leaf-peepers from near and far.

While it can be difficult to pinpoint peak fall foliage in the state, it’s generally sometime around early to mid-October. You’ll want to check Visit New Hampshire’s Foliage tracker and plan accordingly. As you wander through our forested trails, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking array of colors, the trees painting the landscape with their own vibrant hues. Among the magnificent trees adorning the mountains and beyond, you’ll find:

Sugar Maple: In the fall, the leaves of the Sugar Maple transform into a fiery display of oranges, reds, and yellows. Its palm-shaped leaves create a vibrant canopy that blankets the forest floor with color.

Red Maple: One of the first trees to make an impression, the Red Maple adds a striking contrast to the landscape. Often shedding all its leaves by mid-October, this tree showcases a range of colors, from deep reds to vibrant oranges.

Striped Maple: As autumn arrives, the leaves of the Striped Maple turn into a soft, buttery yellow. Particularly impressive in mid-October, its delicate foliage adds a burst of color to the region.

Yellow Birch: The Yellow Birch’s leaves take on a golden-yellow hue that bathe the high slopes in color in early October. Their distinctive serrated edges flutter in the wind, adding texture and movement to the fall scenery.

White Birch: Standing tall with its signature white bark and delicate leaves, the White Birch can be found turning the high slopes a bright shade of yellow in early October.

American Beech: Sporting hues of copper and bronze, the American Beech exudes a sense of timeless beauty amid the fall foliage. Interestingly, it retains its leaves into winter in an effort to discourage grazing by hungry deer.

American Mountain Ash: Visible on high ridges, the American Mountain Ash bursts into a vibrant display of crimson and orange in the fall, with clusters of red berries dotting its branches. 

White Ash: As the weather turns cooler, the White Ash transforms into a medley of deep purples, maroons, and golds, quickly losing its leaves after the first substantial frost.

Northern Red Oak: Turning a bold shade of russet-red in the fall, the leaves of the Northern Red Oak have a distinctive lobed shape and glossy texture.

Pin Cherry: The Pin Cherry’s leaves take on a vibrant orange-red hue, creating a fiery spectacle in the forest. Its serrated edges and slender stems add a delicate beauty to the autumn views.

Don’t miss the chance to see the White Mountains come alive in a blaze of color. Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at Mountain View Grand. Dine on delectable fall flavors, visit our farm, gather around our outdoor fire with family and friends, and indulge in all the cozy comforts that autumn brings.