Spectacular scenery en route to Mt. Kearsarge at Rollins State Park!

Wow, what a week! Foliage around New Hampshire is on fire! I don’t know about you, but I have seen some pretty amazing sights this season and this week is no exception.

I’m really excited to share my journey that took me west along I-89 from Concord to Mt. Kearsarge and Rollins State Park (exit 8). Not only did I find some great looking leaves, but a few other treats too! Watch this video blog for the scoop!

Here are a few other photos from this week’s adventure that I wanted to share.

The actual route I took follows I-89 North to Exit 8.  Off the exit bear left onto Schoodac Road, then take a right onto Route 103, and follow signs to Warner and Rollins State Park.  When you leave Rollins State Park, follow Route 103 East to Route 127.  Here, as mentioned in the video, I followed mostly back roads which were quite scenic and provided lovely views to rambling fields and farmlands.  Off 127, turn onto Dustin Road, this turns into East Penacook Road and Warner Road, then take a right onto Horse Hill Road which leads to Carter Hill Road.  From here you’ll follow the route to Little Pond Road and Penacook Street, which will bring you to Route 3 in Concord.  Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the scenery and other fall treats along the way!


This week’s selfie spot:  the parking lot at the top of Rollins State Park Auto Road.



PS…The weekly tree report from my neighborhood!







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  1. Eric Yan October 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    beautiful !

    • kneilsen October 17, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Thanks for the feedback Eric!

  2. Louise October 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Kris,
    I will be in Boston next week and want to take a day trip to New Hampshire to see the fall foliage. I want to visit NH on Oct. 23. What is happening with the fall colors ? And what are your suggestions for best viewing at this time?

    • kneilsen October 17, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Hi Louise – thank you for your question. We have had an absolutely spectacular fall foliage season in NH! There is still quite a bit of color to be seen throughout New Hampshire, even in some places that have reached peak foliage. But for the tail end of next weekend, I would suggest checking the Seacoast area, possibly the Lakes Region and southern NH. We will know more as the days get closer! Thanks!

  3. Andrew S October 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you West Wing Weekly for turning me on to your New Hampshire blog! Really charming videos with some beautiful views of a state I’m now wishing I had quicker access to. I’ll just have to drive out to the country this weekend in my home state of Minnesota. I want that cinnamon roll!

    • kneilsen October 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Thank you for getting in touch! What wonderful feedback! Perhaps you can plan a trip here sometime ?

  4. Staci October 22, 2016 at 2:45 am


    We did this trip last weekend and it was GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for the pics and driving directions!

    • kneilsen October 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Thank you for getting in touch Staci that is awesome to hear! So glad you enjoyed the Route!

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