As leaves paint the landscape hues of crimson, burnt orange and golden yellow, pumpkins emblazon fields and farm stands. Crisp apples, charming villages and harvest festivals await leaf peepers out to gawk at Mother Nature’s autumn finery. An artist could not wish for more scenic views than the ones in New Hampshire.

Leaf peepers, or people who enjoy viewing and photographing fall foliage, make their way to New Hampshire from mid-September through October.

White Mountain National Forest is one of the most visited outdoor recreation sites east of the Mississippi. The White Mountains are best known for the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, a 34.5-mile scenic drive that lets visitors enjoy the views unfold as they take in the pine scent. There are no gas stations or stores along the route. Keep your eyes peeled for wildflower meadows and boggy ditches—a favorite habitat of moose.