The Best Fall Family Activities in Jackson

Located in New Hampshire’s lush Mount Washington Valley, Jackson is lovely year-round — but something special happens in fall. The region explodes in fiery shades of red, gold, and orange, and the cooler weather inspires everyone to get outside and embrace nature. Families can take advantage of a plethora of kid-friendly activities, including waterfall hikes, bike rides, small-town shopping (and outlet mall bargain hunting), and picturesque drives, in addition to autumn-themed festivals and events that run the gamut from haunted attractions to fall fairs. And, famously, the foliage in and around Jackson is breathtaking to behold — leaf-peeping is an activity in and of itself here. Read on for a few suggestions of awesome fall family activities in the area, plus find out where to book the best vacation rentals in Jackson NH.    

Partake in Seasonal Fun

Of the many autumnal activities for families to take part in around Jackson, there are certain bucket list items you can’t miss out on, like corn mazes, hayrides, leaf-peeping, and apple picking. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to do all of these and more in this region. Head out to Windy Ridge Orchard for the day to pick apples, marvel at the foliage, and sample some cider donuts (yum!); check out one of many local fall festivals, like the Waterville Valley Fall Foliage Festival; or visit the epic Great Vermont Corn Maze, located just over the border. Just be sure to book your Jackson NH lodging in advance, as hotels tend to fill up around this time of year.


Savor the Great Outdoors

With miles of craggy peaks, lush woodland, and storybook waterfalls, the White Mountains region of New Hampshire is a playground for outdoor lovers. This is especially true in the fall, when temperatures start to drop and you can bask in sweeping views of the changing leaves. Some of the best family-friendly hikes in the area include Diana’s Baths (.5 miles), Black Cap (2.4 miles), and Hall’s Edge and the Carter Notch Area (just under five miles). When it comes to the best hotels near Jackson NH for hiking, The Wentworth is your best bet for its prime location and family-centric amenities.


Book Your Family Getaway at The Wentworth Inn

The Wentworth Inn is well-equipped to host families of all sizes. Once you’ve had plenty of fall fun, escape to your spacious spa suite, cottage, or condo, depending on how much room you need. Kids of all ages (and adults, too) will love the heated pool and outdoor games and activities that include croquet, badminton, cornhole, volleyball, and more. Conveniently for families who don’t want to venture far for meals, there are also tasty on-site dining options available at Alpine and the 1869 Room. When it comes to Jackson NH hotels, The Wentworth caters to kiddos and their parents at every turn.