September 23, 2021 – Autumn is in the air! It’s that time of year when pumpkin-flavored everything is takes over shelves, which means it’s almost time to break out those fall-color maps and start planning those leaf-peeing road trips and weekend getaways.
From New Hope, Pennsylvania to Tamworth, New Hampshire, we’ve targeted two of the most beautiful small towns in America, not only for fall foliage viewing, but also for a visit to Tamworth Distilling, a rural craft distillery at the foot of the White Mountains, a cozy weekend riverside stay at Ghost Light Inn in Bucks County, PA, and more autumnal activities easily accessible from Philadelphia, NYC, Boston and beyond.
Ghost Light Inn, a 12-room boutique hotel with unparalleled views of the Delaware River, in the heart of New Hope, Pennsylvania, one of the most beautiful artsy small towns in America, is the ultimate fall weekend getaway for leaf peepers. Located a 50 minute drive from Philadelphia, PA and an hour and a half from New York City, New Hope offers visitors a bevy of autumnal activities for fall foliage-seekers, families, and those looking for a quick mini getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can embark on a charming and historic covered bridge tour, a private hot air balloon ride, a scenic drive along River Road / Route 32, a ride through the countryside on the New Hope Railroad fall foliage excursion, visit Washington Crossing Historic Park, jog, walk or bike along the tree-lined 60-mile towpath in Delaware Canal State Park, and more. After a long day of leaf peeping, guests can retreat back to Ghost Light Inn for dinner at Stella of New Hope, Ghost Light Inn’s in-house modern American restaurant, with sweeping views of the Delaware River, and a cozy night in in one of Ghost Light Inn’s riverside rooms. The best part? Ghost Light Inn is pet-friendly so Fido can join in on family fun this fall.
For more information about Ghost Light Inn and to inquire about availability, click here.
50 S Main Street, New Hope, PA | 267.240.7131 | www.ghostlightinn.com
A quintessential New England road trip would not be complete without a visit to Tamworth Distilling, the remote New Hampshire craft distillery that focuses on using locally foraged ingredients to create a collection of uniquely flavored, scratch-made spirits. Neighbor to a picturesque river, Tamworth Distilling lies nestled at the foot of the White Mountains, surrounded by lush New England foliage in the small town of Tamworth, New Hampshire — once home to luminaries of American culture including Grover Cleveland, Henry David Thoreau, and E. E. Cummings — located two hours north of Boston, and just a 30 minute drive from the border of Maine.
Leaf-peepers, hikers and history buffs alike will delight in the expansive landscape and rich American history available in Tamworth, New Hampshire. Guests are encouraged to book a room at the historic and charming Pickering House, enjoy hikes along the extensive trails of the White Mountains, and visit the Tamworth Lyceum, Tamworth Distilling’s satellite location named for the American Enlightenment period and known best for offering elevated tastings, events and cocktail workshops, as well as a robust bottle shop featuring a bevy of professional-grade bar supplies.
On-site at Tamworth Distilling, guests can enjoy tours of distillery space including the custom built, 250 gallon copper still and sprawling outdoor grounds, as well as tastings of truly one-of-a-kind spirits, including most notably the Deerslayer Venison Whiskey, infused with real venison, and Old Man of the Mountain Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, dubbed after New Hampshire’s revered Old Man of the Mountain rock formation. Imbibers are invited to sip through the seasons with the autumnal line of Art in the Age spirits, spanning fall flavors such as Apple Crisp Apple Brandy, Spiced Maple Vodka, and Sierra Fig Cordial, as well as the summer-friendly, ever-expanding line of hyper-limited gins made from fresh botanicals, herbs and produce grown just in the distillery’s backyard. Tamworth Distilling bottles summer’s bounty with the Backyard Gin program, with production of spirits so dependent on the turn of the harvest, that not even the distillers know the final flavors until the first day of production. Recent batches, available for purchase exclusively in the bottle shop at Tamworth Distilling include Blueberry Cucumber, Cantaloupe Basil, Red Grapefruit & Spearmint, and Booty Peach & Chamomile.
For more information about booking a tour or tasting, visit Tamworth Distilling online here.
Tamworth Distilling | 15 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth NH 03886 | 603.323.7196 | www.tamworthdistilling.com