A crisp feeling in the air, pops of color along the roadways, ocean views, gentle breezes, miles and miles of nature trails — and fewer crowds? I was able to find all that and more in my travels this week.
My adventure took me from Concord to the Seacoast and highlights some great places to walk, shop and sit back and enjoy the view! Watch my latest video blog to see why fall is such a wonderful time to experience New Hampshire’s Seacoast!
New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region is a photographer’s dream! And you don’t have to be a professional to get a good photo! Here are a few favorites from my trip.
The scoop on the route: Take Route 4 East from Concord to Route 155/Dover. In Dover, make your way to Abbey Sawyer Memorial Highway, this is where Garrison Hill Tower is located (fantastic viewing of the whole area). From Dover, head down Route 16/4 East to 95 North and Route 1. Leaves are starting to disappear from the trees, but you’ll still see some nice pops of orange and reds. Once you’re on the Seacoast head into downtown Portsmouth and park for a spell. There are some great shops and restaurants to explore! When you’re ready, head down Route 1A South to Little Harbor Road and Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion. It’s a pretty drive out to this historic site as the road is lined with old oaks and hardwoods and evergreens. Enjoy the peaceful ocean views and walking on the trails with the foliage crunching under your feet. From here, head down Route 1 to Odiorne Point State Park. This is another great place to walk along the ocean, on one of the many nature trails, or to the salt marsh, and this is also where you’ll find Old Odiorne Point Cemetery, one of the oldest burial grounds in the state. Work your way back to Concord via Route 4, or 101 West through Manchester.
Suggested Selfie Spot: With the Pumpkin People in Downtown Portsmouth, of course! 🙂