Roadside Autumn Scenes, White Mountains

East Branch of the Pemigewasset River near the Lincoln Woods Trailhead during the autumn months in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
East Branch of the Pemigewasset River – Lincoln Woods Trail, New Hampshire
 

Roadside Foliage, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains the autumn foliage is an unforgettable site. Today’s blog article focuses on roadside attractions in the White Mountains region that offer great photo opportunities. The included images are from past years.

At the start of the Lincoln Woods Trail (Lincoln Woods Trailhead along the Kancamagus Highway) in Lincoln, is a 180 foot long suspension footbridge that offers great views of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River (above). Very little walking is needed to reach the river and a photographer could spend hours at this location.

Dolly Copp Road in Randolph, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
Dolly Copp Road – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

The White Mountains region has a number of backroads that are picture perfect during peak foliage season. Gale River Road, Sandwich Notch Road, Tripoli Road and Zealand Road are a few that come to mind. One of my favorite backroads is Dolly Copp Road (above). A similar image to this one represents October in my 2016 White Mountains calendar, take a look here.

Dixville Notch - Lake Gloriette in Dixville, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months. The Balsams Grand Resort is in view.
Dixville Notch State Park – Dixville, New Hampshire
 

Everyone that I have crossed paths with lately is traveling to Dixville Notch State Park to view the foliage. Who can blame them, after all it is an incredible area to visit. Right along Route 26, in front of the Balsams Grand Resort, is Lake Gloriette (above). This lake is roadside and no walking is needed.

Northern Presidential Range from Durand Lake in Randolph, New Hampshire.
Durand Lake – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

In Randolph, along Route 2, across the street from the Appalachia trailhead, is Durand Lake. The views of the Northern Presidential Range (above) are excellent, and during peak autumn foliage I think it is the perfect White Mountains scene. This pond requires some walking but is not that bad.

Looking down into King Ravine from Chemin Des Dames Trail in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA during the autumn season. Snow can be found in the ice caves of this ravine during the summer months.
Chemin Des Dames Trail – King Ravine, New Hampshire
 

Lastly, for photographers that hike, if you are looking for an adventure that includes foliage scenes King Ravine may be of interest. King Ravine is rugged backcountry, and the trails ascending the headwall are steep, but the landscape is breathtaking. I love the view from the Chemin Des Dames Trail (above). King Ravine is the type of place I can spend all day in, lots to see and photograph.

All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in, and you can view more autumn images here.

Happy image making..


 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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