Thursday, 1 October 2009

New Hampshire Tourist Industry Newsletter article

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FROM THE FALL ISSUE OF MAPLE GAZETTE
By STEPHEN WEIR


The Most Beautiful Time of The Year - Fall Colours

Mother Nature's annual rite of fall is spectacular in New Hampshire with an explosion of rich and vibrant colours blanketing the Granite state. With a 6,288-foot elevation change within the state, leap peepers around the world can follow the spectacular fall foliage from the lower altitude valleys to the highest peaks in New England.
Since the date for peak colour changes, depending on where you are in the state, what elevation you are at and varying weather patterns, New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development has launched its popular and interactive foliage tracker map at http://foliage.visitnh.gov. Leaf peepers can also sign-up for foliage text alerts and updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/VisitNH) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/VisitNH).
Fall is an ideal time for Canadians to visit New Hampshire with the spectacular fall colours and many properties throughout the state offer excellent value fall packages, (http://www.visitnh.gov/where-to-stay/packages.aspx).

Why come to the Granite State to see the blazing colours of Autumn?

With the dollar close to par and no sales tax in New Hampshire it is also a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping. One of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to experience New Hampshire's fall foliage is by train.
There are a number of departures this fall for various fall foliage train excursions from one hour in duration to full day trips including meals and refreshments. The price is as low as $13 US per person. For complete details on dates, prices, times please visit www.foliagetrains.com.
Fall is of course harvest time and there are many opportunities throughout the state where visitors can visit farmer's markets, agricultural fairs and festivals, and pick your own farms. Check out http://www.visitnh.gov/best-time-to-visit/harvest/ for complete details on dates of festivals, scenic drives, harvest itneraries and farmers' markets.
To find out more about New Hampshire or to receive a free visitor's guide, consumers can call 1-800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) or visit www.visitnh.gov. Canadian travel trade and media may call 1-888-423-3995, or email visitnh@travelmarketingexperts.com.
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