White Mountains of NH named among best fall foliage destinations in USA


North Conway, NH – For centuries, the White Mountains of New Hampshire have attracted leaf peepers seeking spectacular fall foliage. And once again this year, whether there’s a draught, a pandemic or fewer international visitors, Mother Nature will not disappoint. USA Today’s 10Best asked readers to choose their top 2020 fall foliage destinations in their annual fall Reader’s Choice Awards, and New Hampshire’s White Mountains came in among the top five, in the #4 position.

In describing the destinations, 10Best editors wrote, “The annual display of fall color in the White Mountains of New Hampshire typically takes place each September and October, attracting millions of visitors from around the globe. One of the best places to take it all in is along the 34-mile Kancamagus Highway as it cuts through White Mountain National Forest.”

Twenty destinations were originally named for consideration for the 2020 Best Fall Foliage Destination Reader’s Choice Award, and readers were asked to vote on their favorites. The 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards for 2020 Best Destination for Fall Foliage listed the top ten vote getters.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Destinations for Fall Foliage are as follows:

  1. Upper Peninsula – Michigan
  2. Gatlinburg – Tennessee
  3. Laurel Highlands – Pennsylvania
  4. White Mountains – New Hampshire
  5. Door County – Wisconsin
  6. Stowe – Vermont
  7. Ozark Mountain Region – Arkansas
  8. Pocono Mountains – Pennsylvania
  9. Finger Lakes – New York
  10. Asheville – North Carolina

“We are delighted to be counted among such spectacular places for fall foliage viewing,” commented Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to a colorful and safe fall season, and continue to ask all visitors to wear masks, practice social distancing, and be courteous and careful as they enjoy the fall colors in the Valley,” finished Crawford.

For more information and complete trip planning resources for fall foliage getaways to Mt Washington Valley, go to www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364. To plan your getaway to New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.org.

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