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Fall Festivals - Grafton & Coos Counties, NH - Badger Peabody & Smith RealtyFall is a time for festivals and foliage in towns around New Hampshire, a combination that results in truly memorable experiences for the whole family. Some of the best festivals near North Conway homes for sale are around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start planning for family fun.

Events like RiverFire offer unique experiences you won't find anywhere else. Some of your favorite ski resorts will also be hosting festivals that allow you to take in the fall foliage on the mountainside, gear up for ski season, and enjoy activities for all ages. Our real estate agents have all the details for the upcoming lineup of festivals around the White Mountains and Central NH.

  • RiverFire – October 15, 2022 – 961 Main St., Berlin, NH 03570
    Held every year near Berlin homes for sale at Service Credit Union Heritage Park, RiverFire is one local event that you definitely won't want to miss. The fun starts with hayrides, bouncy houses, food vendors, live music from the LA Harley Davidson Band, and a kids' Halloween parade perfect for showing off this year's costumes. Adults will enjoy a cornhole tournament, 5k run, and beer tent serving cold refreshments. This year's event also includes a fun Zombie ATV Poker Run, where you dress up yourself and your machine for a chance to earn prizes.

    The evening is capped off with fires on the river and carved, illuminated pumpkins on the bridge. The "river" fires are actually set on old docks that were once used for logging, creating the illusion of fire on the water that gives this event its unique name. It's an enchanting sight and well worth sticking around for after sunset.

  • Fall Foliage Festival – October 8-10, 2022 – 1 Ski Area Rd., Waterville Valley, NH 03215
    Enjoy the fall foliage and prepare for ski season when you visit the Fall Foliage Festival at Waterville Valley Resort. This local favorite near Waterville Valley homes for sale is a full weekend of foliage and fun, with live music all day in the gazebo, nature hikes, boat/bike rentals, ski & snowboard swaps, and tent sales featuring the latest gear.

    There will also be a Fall Foliage 5k with a course featuring fantastic views, a 1.6k family fun run after the main race, and fun activities for kids like the Squam Lakes Science Center Live Animal Show.

  • White Mountain Oktoberfest – October 8-9, 2022 – 60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln, NH 03251
    Enjoy a traditional German Oktoberfest celebration with a few New Hampshire twists when you visit White Mountain Oktoberfest, taking place around the corner from Lincoln homes for sale. The Oktoberfest festivities include live traditional German music, an indoor/outdoor beer garden, and wild contests like the Stein Carryin', Keg Rollin' Relay Race. The contests are highlighted by the keg toss for adults and the root beer keg toss for the kids.

    In addition to the Oktoberfest theme, this event is a great choice for anyone who loves to view fall foliage. Gondola tickets will be available throughout the festival, allowing you to enjoy the mountainside fall leaves from a truly unique perspective. Included with your gondola ticket is a one-hour mountaintop yoga session featuring awe-inspiring views from the peak of Loon Mountain.

When you're ready to find your next home in the White Mountains and Central NH, our team is here to help with all of your local real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central New Hampshire communities.


Fall Weekend Getaway - White Mountains, NH - Badger Peabody & Smith RealtyThe White Mountains attract thousands of visitors every single year. As you get close to the area and see the landscape, it's easy to understand why. But, it isn't just the landscape that makes this a wonderful weekend getaway destination. The surrounding cities and towns have dozens of restaurants and activities waiting to be enjoyed.

Let's jump in and take a look at just a few of the best weekend getaway hotspots in the area that our real estate agents adore:

  • Squam Lake Inn - 28 Shepard Hill Rd., Holderness, NH 03245
    Known to movie fans as the setting for the film On Golden Pond, Squam Lake is one of the most gorgeous places in New Hampshire. Located near many Holderness homes for sale, the Squam Lake Inn is a wonderful weekend destination. This family-owned bed and breakfast features gorgeous rooms and great food, and you can find plenty of activities outside, including hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, shopping, and more. If you're lucky, you might even spot one of the local bald eagles or moose.

  • Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa 101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH 03598
    Given its name, you've probably already figured out that the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is the most luxurious weekend getaway destination on this list. Not only is it near Whitefield homes for sale, but it's also nestled in the middle of a gorgeous landscape. You can enjoy building campfires and eating s'mores, hitting the hiking and biking trails, relaxing in the movie theater, heading out on a dog sled adventure, and more.

  • Woodstock Inn Brewery -  135 Main St., North Woodstock, NH 03262
    All you have to do is look up photos of the Woodstock Inn Brewery, and you'll know that you're in for a treat. There are a variety of room styles available, including rooms with wooden furniture that gives them a truly rustic feel. But, at the same time, this country inn is filled with modern conveniences such as high-speed wi-fi, cable access, hot tubs, and more. Even if you search through the Woodstock homes for sale and decide to move here, you might want to stay at the brewery every once in a while just for the experience.

  • Omni Mount Washington Resort - 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH 03575
    A favorite of Bostonians wanting to escape the summer heat, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is the perfect place to stay any time of the year. People travel from miles around to stay at the resort so they can enjoy activities such as Alpine and Nordic skiing, dog sledding, golfing, horseback riding, tennis, and more. Close to many Bretton Woods homes for sale, this is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors or simply sit outside and relax while breathing the clean, crisp air.

  • Sugar Hill Inn - 116 NH-117, Sugar Hill Rd., Sugar Hill, NH 03586
    Perfect for a romantic couples' getaway or family adventure, the Sugar Hill Inn is surrounded by some gorgeous mountain views. Inside the inn, you'll discover a variety of amenities such as fireplaces, private porches, hot tub, sauna, and more. If you're in town to look at Sugar Hill homes for sale and decide to stay here, we suggest that you don't miss out on their award-winning restaurant, where you can enjoy a glass of brandy or cup of coffee next to the tavern's fire.

Are you searching for the perfect home in Central NH and the White Mountains? Contact us, and we'll help you find an amazing property.


Fall Foliage - White Mountains, NH - Badger Peabody & SmithAutumn is here, and the leaves are changing. It's an impressive sight anywhere, but in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it's something people come to see from miles around. And if you're looking at Holderness homes for sale, then you're in a position to experience the spectacle personally. Here are five ways to see the changing leaves of the White Mountains.

  • Conway Scenic Railroad - 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH 03860
    If you're looking for a relaxing journey through the foliage, Conway Scenic Railroad is the choice for you. Located near North Conway homes for sale, several different excursions are available. For fall foliage, your best option is the Rail Fan's Photo Excursion, a one-day trip in October that provides passengers with multiple opportunities to stop along the way and get pictures of the beautiful scenery.

  • Bretton Woods Canopy Tour - 99 Ski Area Rd., Bretton Woods, NH 03575
    There's no way to get closer to the foliage than this - zip lining down Mount Washington, with trees all around you. Located near Bretton homes for sale, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is a three-hour experience that takes you through 16 platforms in the trees. Descend 1,000 feet using nine zip lines, two sky bridges, and three rappels. The tour is open year-round, but the best views are in the fall, as the leaves are turning. It's an experience you won't soon forget.

  • Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway - 260 Tramway Dr., Franconia, NH 03580
    If zip lines are a little out of your comfort zone but soaring above the leaves still sounds fun, then Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway might be more your speed. Located near Franconia homes for sale, it takes you in a cable car to the top of Cannon Mountain—the highest lift-accessed point in New Hampshire. The views on the journey are beautiful, and the view from the summit is even more so—especially on the 360-degree observation deck. Once you reach the top, there are hiking paths, a cafe, and more. The tramway opens in late May and runs through mid-October, so there's plenty of opportunity in the fall months to see the changing leaves.

  • North Country Kayak - Dodge Hill Launch, Old Waterford Rd., Littleton, NH 03561
    If traveling by air isn't your thing, try a trip across the water. North Country Kayak is a calm journey down the river through the beautiful, changing leaves. Located near Littleton homes for sale, this is a good option for getting away from the tourists and enjoying the scenery in a more private setting. You can book a private or guided tour or simply rent a kayak and strike out on your own through Moore Reservoir.

  • DirtVentures ATV Rentals - 514 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251
    If you're really adventurous, try renting an ATV and getting down and dirty driving through the White Mountains. Located near Lincoln homes for sale, DirtVentures rents off-road, all-terrain vehicles for a thrilling view of the foliage you won't soon forget. You can strike out on your own, but it's better to take a guided tour from their knowledgeable staff who know the area and can show you all the best views. And if you've never driven an ATV before, they're happy to teach you! This is an experience not to be missed.

The changing leaves are just the beginning of what Central New Hampshire has to offer. To learn more, or if you're ready to make New Hampshire your new home, contact us. Find your dream home with the help of our real estate agents.


Welcome to fall, it's a wonderful time of year here in New Hampshire! With so many fun outdoor activities and amazing colors that change before our eyes, we are lucky to call this place "home". We thought we would ask one of our agents, what are some of the fun things you think folks would like to do and where they might be located.

Here are some suggested fall activities from our own, Anne Foss!

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  • Drive along the Kancamagus Highway(Route 112 from Lincoln to No. Conway) where you will find beautiful scenery and several areas to park, take it all in, have a picnic, etc.
  • Go apple picking at Windy Ridge Orchard on Route 116 in North Haverhill, NH. There they have a café and wonderful cider doughnuts.
  • Have breakfast at Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, NH. A well known restaurant with new enlarged facility.
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  • Take some hikes: Coppermine trail to Bridal Veil Falls in Franconia
  • Take a walk around Echo Lake in Franconia Notch
  • Take the Aerial Tramway up Cannon Mountain for spectacular views
  • Take a glider ride at the Franconia Airport. Fantastic scenery from above.
  • Walk or bike along the Franconia Notch Bike Path
  • Paddle down the Connecticut River. Put in your floatation device below Moore Dam, which is approximately 8 miles of quiet water to Comerford Dam. (Of course you don't have to go all the way).
  • Go to the Great Vermont Maze in Danville, Vt - 10 acres of fun, corn maze, barnyard animals and barnyard golf.
  • Farmers Markets where locally grown produce can be purchased (usually on the weekends).
  • Take in the Local Museums full of interesting history. Ex. The Sugar Hill Historical Museum has a photographic exhibit called "Flash Back" and are open until October 14th.
Enjoy the Fall in New Hampshire! It's a great time!   Read more about Anne Foss here