Leaf Peepers

Tourism is an industry in New Hampshire. While winter means skiing, snowmobiling and maple syrup, spring and summer are when people flock to our lakes and seacoast. In the fall,  tourists are in pursuit of our trees changing color.

New Hampshire leads the lower 48 states in tree coverage at 89%. We have trees. 🙂

Leaf Peepers are the 8.2 Million people who visit New Hampshire and spend over $1.6 Billion between September and November hoping to see color. We even have a website devoted to Leaf Peepers and a foliage tracking site and app. Leaf peeping is big business.

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Railroad trestle over the Cocheco River, Dover, New Hampshire

Railroad trestle over the Cocheco River, Dover, New Hampshire

Besides the trees, there are also our 54 covered bridges and five lighthouses. It really is a beautiful part of the country.

Cresson Covered Bridge 1859 on the Ashuelot River

Cresson Covered Bridge 1859 on the Ashuelot River

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Fort Constitution, New Castle, New Hampshire  established 1771 prior to the American Revolution.

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Fort Constitution, New Castle, New Hampshire established 1771 prior to the American Revolution.

Come visit, enjoy our history and natural beauty, sit a spell, have some fresh apple cider, and please bring a rake.  🙂

——  Linked to Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage Gardening.

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About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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22 Responses to Leaf Peepers

  1. Joyce says:

    My favorite novels are always set in New England with all the ambiance you described setting the stage for an easy elegance that is found nowhere else in the country – or in the world, for that matter! Beautiful!

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice shots. I just love your covered bridges.

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  3. Karen says:

    You got some nice photos. I think this is going to be a very good year for the color.

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  4. Ahhhh. Fall in New Hampshire!! Looks like another season of stunning color has begun!

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  6. One of these days I will get over east there. I have 4 states left till I’ve been to all 50 and yours is still left. No worries, I’ll call first!

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  7. It certainly does look beautiful. What are the trees in the first set of photos with the rich colouring? Malc

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  8. pbmgarden says:

    Someday I would like to become one of your state’s leaf peepers Judy. The scenery look so beautiful.

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  9. Well, this is the time my friend….where I start really drooling over your posts. Oh how I love the New England fall.

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  10. One day I’ll get to New England in the fall (or any time… but fall appeals most). I love the covered bridge photo. Well, ALL the photos. So lovely and peaceful.

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  11. Leaf peepers sounds like a tree toad, ha ha

    Gorgeous scenic shots! 🙂

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  12. Lucky you with all those trees, especially the sugar maples!

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  13. Grandma Kc says:

    You take amazing pictures. Yes, it helps that you have such beautiful imagery to photograph but I love looking at your pictures. And I admit that I miss the fall season. It is supposed to go back up to 100 by Saturday.

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  14. treerabold says:

    Beautiful colors and photos! I am in awe of the changing foliage. I hope one day to be a leaf peeper too!!

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  15. Gorgeous autumn colours. Leaf peepers is a new term to me but could definitely apply to northern Ontario where there are still forests of colour.

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  16. Oops, I hit post before thanking you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  17. I can see why so many come to peep…lots to see there.

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