CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire tourism officials say the fall foliage is most vibrant and at or just past peak in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region.
Officials emphasize that New Hampshire's parks and campgrounds are open and unaffected by the federal government shutdown. Ranger stations in the White Mountain National Forest are closed.
Foliage is now past peak in Pittsburg and most areas of the Great North Woods, which typically peak first.
North Conway and Lincoln are at or near peak, while Bristol, Hebron and Rumney are at 50 percent.
The state Division of Travel and Tourism is predicting that about 7.8 million visitors will visit the state by the end of November, buoyed by a stronger economy and gas prices that continue to drop.
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