One of the most special times to be at East Hill Farm is during the fall when it is foliage season. As many of you have witnessed, the splashes of red, burgundy, orange, and yellow on Mt. Monadnock make our view even more spectacular. We have several bus tours that stop in for lunch on their leaf-peeping journeys and several guests that love to take a drive to see all the fiery colors of the trees.
When exploring New Hampshire’s fall foliage, there are several trails you can try. The closest to East Hill Farm is the Monadnock Trail, which is an 80-mile loop, which starts right near the property and extends through beautiful Peterborough, Marlow, and Gilsum. There are also several places to stop for some local shopping and antiquing along the way. Here are the directions:
Go south on Route 124, which takes you past Monadnock State Park to Jaffrey. In Jaffrey, turn north on Route 123 to Peterborough then onto Route 136 to Greenfield. In Greenfield, you need to turn west on Forest Road, which rejoins Route 123 in Hancock. Continue west on Route 123; west of Stoddard you can either continue on Route 123 to much-photographed Marlow and the junction of Route 12A south, which will take you back to Keene. Or you can take Route 10 south past Gilsum, where you can either turn west on Surrey Road to Gilsum Road to Route 12A, or you can follow Route 10 south to Keene. In Keene, head southeast on Route 101 to Marlborough and then south on Route 124 back to East Hill Farm.
1. Friendship Tours – Based out of CT– Visit: www.friendshiptours.net
2. Bloom Bus – Based out of MA – Visit: www.bloombus.com
3. Conway Tours – Based out of RI – Visit: www.conwaytours.com
4. Happy Travelers – Based out of IN – Visit: www.happytravelers.vpweb.com
5. Groups, Inc. – Based out of MA – Visit: www.groupsinc.com
6. New England Travel – Based out of NH- Visit: www.newenglandcoach.com
During these tours, the bus typically stops at the Inn for a delicious meal and entertainment ranging from bread-making demonstration with Jane, a covered bridge tour or musical entertainment. These tours offer a great way to see the foliage hands-free!
What is your favorite season to visit East Hill Farm?