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    Can anyone suggest some good September fall events? Besides hiking?

    My G/F and I want to do some leaf peeping but also want to plan it around some other things too, something like a really great apple orchard or a festival.

    I'm in CT but we can do a road trip.

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    I can't think of any off the top of my head since I don't live in New England, yet! But I'm sure if you Google the topic you would find calendars with tons of events listed.
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    Fryeburg Fair. A must.

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    http://www.fryeburgfair.com/
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    I agree - Fryeburg fair is an experience you must do. Check out Woodsman Day - Monday. And make sure to get there early in the day!
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    The Big E (Eastern State Exposition) is good too (and closer for you in CT than Fryeburg).
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    I was just up at Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill, NH. You take I-93 north through NH to Lincoln, then head west on 112.

    http://www.windyridgeorchard.com/

    They serve breakfast and lunch (and have awesome cider donuts). You can go apple picking, check out the farm animals, and enjoy the view of Vermont across the valley.

    Drive up for breakfast, then go apple picking. Afterwards, head back towards Lincoln on 112, and stop at Lost River for a nice crawl through the rocks and work up an appetite.

    Stop in Woodstock, and have lunch at the Woodstock Inn (always great food).

    Continue on 112 through Lincoln and enjoy the views from the Kancamagus Highway as you head to Conway. The Kanc is always a great leaf peeping drive.

    Once you reach Conway, head north into North Conway (and stop at the Weather Discovery Center of course!) then head up to the vista in Intervale with views of Mt Washington.

    If you want lighter fare, Flatbread's (across from the Weather Discovery Center) makes awesome wood fired/clay oven pizza with all organic ingredients.

    Head south from N Conway, and take Rte 25 back towards the Lakes Region. That will eventually bring you out to I-93.

    That's a good day trip (might be long from CT) gives you the mountains and lakes of NH

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    Here's the link to the NH Foliage report.

    http://foliage.visitnh.gov.ns1www.si...dex-flash.html

    And here's a list of Fairs going on in NH

    http://www.nhfairs.com/fairdates.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyboy View Post
    I was just up at Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill, NH. You take I-93 north through NH to Lincoln, then head west on 112.

    http://www.windyridgeorchard.com/

    They serve breakfast and lunch (and have awesome cider donuts). You can go apple picking, check out the farm animals, and enjoy the view of Vermont across the valley.

    Drive up for breakfast, then go apple picking. Afterwards, head back towards Lincoln on 112, and stop at Lost River for a nice crawl through the rocks and work up an appetite.

    Stop in Woodstock, and have lunch at the Woodstock Inn (always great food).

    Continue on 112 through Lincoln and enjoy the views from the Kancamagus Highway as you head to Conway. The Kanc is always a great leaf peeping drive.

    Once you reach Conway, head north into North Conway (and stop at the Weather Discovery Center of course!) then head up to the vista in Intervale with views of Mt Washington.

    If you want lighter fare, Flatbread's (across from the Weather Discovery Center) makes awesome wood fired/clay oven pizza with all organic ingredients.

    Head south from N Conway, and take Rte 25 back towards the Lakes Region. That will eventually bring you out to I-93.

    That's a good day trip (might be long from CT) gives you the mountains and lakes of NH

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    If there is a perfect day in the White Mountains that doesn't involve hiking this sure sounds like it. Haven't been to the orchard but it sounds great. Lost River definitely = fun. Woodstock Station is our favorite restaurant in that area by far and we always eat there once or twice during any stay. Kanc is definitely great for leaf peeping (except for the traffic during peak). In N Conway the only problem is choosing between Flatbread and Moat Mountain Brewery. Best bet is to stay an extra day and do both!
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    Wow, great stuff, thanks for the info. I have some starting points

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    I've not been, but I've heard that the octoberfest at attitash is a good time. In addition to the other fair mentioned, the sandwich fair is a good time...in a beautiful part of the state.
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