Oct 7, 2015 12:13 PM

About 660,000 visitors expected in New Hampshire for holiday

The Associated Press

CONCORD — New Hampshire travel officials say an estimated 660,000 visitors are expected to come to the state over the Columbus Day period, 2.5 percent more than last year.

The visitors are expected to spend over $97 million, up about 3 percent from last year.

Scenic drives and outdoor recreation are two of the most important activities during the holiday weekend, along with visiting farm stands, festivals, and shopping.

For those in search of brilliant foliage, there a new foliage tracker website for the latest news on peak colors.

The Travel and Tourism Development website, VisitNH.gov, has a guide to help get the most out of the season. Visitors are encouraged to share their New Hampshire fall foliage images with New Hampshire tourism on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, by using #nhfoliage.


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