In a recent survey, New Hampshire’s White Mountains were selected by USA Today readers to be the best destination for fall foliage.
A panel of experts, partnered with USA Today’s 10Best editors, picked the initial 20 nominees. The top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Stowe, Vermont placed ninth in the top-10 voting.
“The annual display of fall color in the White Mountains of New Hampshire typically takes place each September and October,” 10Best editors wrote, “attracting millions of visitors from around the globe. One of the best places to take it all in is along the 34-mile Kancamagus Highway as it cuts through White Mountain National Forest.”
The top 10 was as follows:
- White Mountains – New Hampshire
- Upper Peninsula – Michigan
- Pocono Mountains – Pennsylvania
- Gatlinburg – Tennessee
- Ozark Mountain Region – Arkansas
- Taos – New Mexico
- Door County – Wisconsin
- Laurel Highlands – Pennsylvania
- Stowe – Vermont
- Finger Lakes – New York
10Best Readers’ Choice Awards “highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. Nominees in all categories are chosen editorially by a panel of experts.”