Guide to Fall and Foliage in New Hampshire

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July 2015

Fall and Foliage in NH

10 Great Foliage Hikes in NH

Tips for a great autumn hike far from the madding crowd.

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

A regional guide to help you find the best foliage in New Hampshire.

Fall and Foliage Festivals In NH

Here's a list of New Hampshire fall, foliage and pumpkin festivals happening in 2014.

New Hampshire State and Agricultural Fairs

Mark your calendar for the Rochester Fair, Deerfield Fair, Hillsborough County Fair and more!

Head to Hanover for fall shopping

Head to one of New Hampshire's college towns for fall shopping

Five Places to Find German Food in NH

Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Hampshire at the following locations.

Fall Cocktail Recipe With Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whiskey

A apple cider and Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey cocktail - hot or cold - that's perfect for fall.
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July 2015

Food and recipes

Great Pumpkin Dishes and Foods for Fall

Find the best pumpkin food items from fudge and ice cream to pasta and bread.

Favorite fall treat: Cider Donuts

A cider donut recipe plus local NH stores and orchards where you can get hot and fresh donuts.

Applecrest's apple train history and new bistro

An early effort to attract visitors to NH's orchards

Ideas for an outdoor fall party

How our serene autumn dinner for a few guests turned into a sprawling annual event for more than a hundred. (And how you can do it too.)
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Fairs, Fall and Halloween Events

June 2015

Sundays through October weather permitting. Opens at 7 a.m. The Flea is a great place to buy or sell antiques and collectibles - one of the oldest and largest flea markets in NH and a...

Cost: Free - $2 Parking

Where:
Hollis Flea Market
447 Silverlake Road
Hollis, NH  03049
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Telephone: (603) 465-7677
Contact Name: Nick
Website »

More information

The 51st annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show features more than 65 rock and gem dealers, swappers and collectors from around the world offering beryl, quartz crystals, fossils, meteorites,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gilsum Elementary School
640 Route 10
Gilsum, NH  03448
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Sponsor: Gilsum Recreation Committee
Telephone: (603) 357-9636
Contact Name: Robert Mitchell
Website »

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With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

The picturesque Kingston Plains along Main Street in Kingston, NH will host the Summer Solstice Craft Festival on the Plains, on June 27 and 28, 2015. Over 75 Juried craftsmen and craftswomen...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Kingston Plains
150 Main Street
Kingston, NH  03848
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Sponsor: Castleberry Fairs & Festivals
Telephone: (603) 332-2616
Contact Name: Castleberry Fairs & Festivals
Website »

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Enjoy a wonderful Champagne Brunch with live entertainment aboard the M/S Mount Washington while you cruise Lake Winnipesaukee, the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Lake Winnipesaukee...

Cost: $47.00

Where:
M/S Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave.
Weirs Beach, NH  03246
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Telephone: (603) 366-5531
Contact Name: Ticket Office
Website »

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Featuring homemade strawberry sundaes and shortcake with entertainment provided by the Hollis Town Band. Rain location is the Hollis/Brookline Middle School.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hollis Town Common
Hollis, NH  03049


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It doesn’t get more “Farm to Table” than the menu for the June 28 Hollis Strawberry Festival---local strawberries from Brookdale Fruit Farm and Lull Farm, local ice cream from Doc...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Hollis Monument Square
3 Monument Square
Hollis, NH  03049
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Sponsor: Hollis Town Band/Hollis Woman's Club
Telephone: (603) 465-3190
Contact Name: Lori Dwyer

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A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

This month-long event is formerly known as the Fields of Lupine Festival. Come view the beautiful blooming lupine fields in the Granite State's White Mountains. Tour the fields by foot or...

Where:
Various Locations
Franconia Notch, NH  03580


Website »

More information

At the 11th annual New England Brewfest breweries from across the region will come together for sampling, live music, craft beer education programs, food and exhibits on all things brewing. The...

Cost: General admission is $40 and VIP admission is $60.

Where:
Lincoln Village
Lincoln, NH  03251


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Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
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Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

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With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

This month-long event is formerly known as the Fields of Lupine Festival. Come view the beautiful blooming lupine fields in the Granite State's White Mountains. Tour the fields by foot or...

Where:
Various Locations
Franconia Notch, NH  03580


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

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With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

This month-long event is formerly known as the Fields of Lupine Festival. Come view the beautiful blooming lupine fields in the Granite State's White Mountains. Tour the fields by foot or...

Where:
Various Locations
Franconia Notch, NH  03580


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

This traditional farmers market features ultra-fresh and local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, artisan bread, micro-brew ale, maple products, flowers and crafts. Each week there will be a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canterbury Center, next to Elkins Public Library
9 Center Road
Canterbury, NH  03224
View map »


Sponsor: Canterbury Community Farmers Market Assoc.
Telephone: (603) 783-9043
Contact Name: Julie Dewdney
Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

Fireworks are being held on July 3 at Souhegan High School, with a parade and other events on July 4.

Cost: Free

Where:
Amherst, NH


Telephone: (603) 673-1389
Contact Name: Nancy Head
Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Happy birthday to America! What better way to celebrate our nation’s history than to catch some rays on a gorgeous sandy beach at our annual event sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery? Join us for...

Where:
NASWA Resort
1086 Weirs Blvd.
Laconia, NH  03246
View map »


Telephone: (603) 366-4341
Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

With a variety of fun events for all ages, the Ossipee Old Home Week runs from June 27 - July 5. All events take place within the Town of Ossipee and have various start and end times. 

Cost: Most events are free

Where:
Various locations in Ossipee
, NH  03814


Sponsor: Ossipee Old Home Week Committee
Telephone: (603) 539-2696
Contact Name: Anne Ward
Website »

More information

Join us at Prescott Park for a reading of the Declaration of Independence and celebration of the fourth of July!  The declaration will be read by former Democratic State Senator Burt Cohen and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Sponsor: New Hampshire Rebellion
Contact Name: Xanni Brown
Website »

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Auto Racing & Fireworks

Cost: $40 Family Four Pack

Where:
Monadnock Speedway
840 Keene Rd
Winchester, NH  03470
View map »


Telephone: (603) 239-4067
Website »

More information

This year's Prescott Park Arts Festival's summer family play is "Peter Pan." Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris...

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

A romantic escape at Snowvillage Inn can completely recharge you and your relationship. Come experience what the “Charming Country Inn" (NH Magazine, Best of NH 2015) in NH has to offer....

Cost: $1,159

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Come enjoy a peaceful stay with magnificent views and serene surroundings at the Snowvillage Inn.  We have the perfect package for two, who love to take a drive, enjoy the view and find an...

Cost: All Inclusive Package Starts at $389

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowville, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Website »

More information

Celebrate your Independence Day holiday at Snowvillage Inn in New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll be removed from the bustling streets of North Conway but only 10 minutes...

Cost: $249

Where:
Snowvillage Inn
136 Stewart Road
Snowvillage, NH  03832
View map »


Sponsor: Snowvillage Inn
Telephone: (603) 447-2818
Contact Name: Carrie
Website »

More information

Happy birthday to America! What better way to celebrate our nation’s history than to catch some rays on a gorgeous sandy beach at our annual event sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery? Join us for...

Where:
NASWA Resort
1086 Weirs Blvd.
Laconia, NH  03246
View map »


Telephone: (603) 366-4341
Website »

More information

The day kicks off with the annual pancake breakfast. Activities include music, bounce rides and games, a chalk art contest, arts and crafts, a history tent, parade and fireworks show.

Where:
Merrimack, NH  03054


Website »

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The award-winning Concord Arts Market was founded in the Fall of 2008, in downtown Concord, NH. CAM is a weekly, juried outdoor artisan and fine art market. It was NH's very first event of its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bicentennial Square
Concord, NH  03301


Website »

More information

Fireworks are being held on July 3 at Souhegan High School, with a parade and other events on July 4.

Cost: Free

Where:
Amherst, NH


Telephone: (603) 673-1389
Contact Name: Nancy Head
Website »

More information

Join the Hopkinton Recreation Department in their 4th of July Celebration, where there will be a kiddie parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Contoocook, the main parade at 12 p.m. in downtown Contoocook...

Where:
Downtown
Hopkinton, NH  03229


Website »

More information

A delightful summer tradition since 1974. Held in the waterfront Prescott Park, the festival offers a full summer of events that are family appropriate. Here's a sample of what's...

Cost: Cost vary - see the website for details

Where:
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801
View map »


Website »

More information

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July 2015

Where to find foliage

Scenic Foliage Drives and Byways in New Hampshire

A regional guide to help you find the best foliage in New Hampshire.

Monadnock Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route in the gorgeous Monadnock Region ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

White Mountains Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route through New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Seacoast Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route along the seacoast ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Lakes Region Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route around Lake Winnipesaukee ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)

Great North Woods Fall Foliage Tour for Motorcycles or Cars

A planned fall foliage route in the Great North Woods ideal for motorcyclists. (Though cars are fine too!)
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July 2015

Halloween and Haunted NH

NH Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treat times

Family-friendly Halloween celebrations hosted by towns and trick-or-treat times for New Hampshire.

Halloween Events and Haunted Houses in New Hampshire

Whether you're looking to dance the night away in costume, want to find thrills and chills at a haunted house or need something a little less scary for children, we've got the Halloween event for you!

Dining with ghosts at The Windham Restaurant

It gives the catchphrase "food and spirits" a whole new meaning

"New Hampshire Book of the Dead" by Roxie Zwicker

Find out why graveyards are much more than burial spots

The story of "An Outcast Band"

Six people — victims of the 1792 smallpox epidemic — are buried together in a once-remote pasture in Jaffrey
More haunted happenings >>
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