Fall is my favorite time of year. The combination of the cooler weather, the root vegetable cuisine, and the vibrant colors create something magical. So, when I got the opportunity to visit Keene, New Hampshire during peak leaf season I was ecstatic!
A few things to know about Keene:
- There is no airport that will take you directly to Keene. The closest airports are in Manchester, Hartford or Boston.
- It is a college town so a lot of the town is centered on Keene State University. It is important to remember this when choosing dining venues.
- Speaking of dinning venues, two venues I enjoyed
- The Stage: An American bistro with a combination of traditional comforts and modern cuisine.
- Luca’s Cafe: Serves Mediterranean cuisine that is delicious. So much so that I dined at this restaurant three times during my 6-day stay.
- Downtown Keene is a quaint and pedestrian friendly area with lots of local shops and restaurants. I recommend setting aside some time walk around downtown.
- October is typically peak leaf season and the locals referred to visitors that show up during this time of year as “leaf peepers”.
In typical leaf peeper fashion my time in Keene was spent taking long drives down country roads absorbing as much of the beautiful foliage as I possible could. Check out pictures of the views that awed me!