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“How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.” – William Woodsworth
The best place to see the lupines in New Hampshire is in the small town of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. This town is near to the White Mountains and offers scenic mountain vistas with fields full of lupines. We packed a picnic and sat in the midst of the field just soaking in the beautiful colors of the lupines and the gorgeous scenery.
The lupines bloom each year in early June which is the best time to see them at their peak. We visited on June 22nd and the lupines were still full bloom!
Sunset Hill Road
We followed Sunset Hill Road to see different fields of lupine flowers. There are spots to pull off as you drive along the road but the lupines are on peoples property so remember to respect the land and leave no trace!
There is an especially large field along this road that has gorgeous views of the White Mountains. This is where we decided to stop and have a picnic. It is very important to remember to:
- stay off of private property
- only walk on the designated paths (you will see them in the fields)
- do not disturb the flowers
If you are planning a getaway to the White Mountains in June, this is a perfect spot to add to your itinerary.
Across From Polly’s Pancake Parlor
If you plan to visit the lupine fields in the morning, you should definitely make a stop at the quintessential Polly’s Pancake Parlor. Across the street from this iconic restaurant is a field full of lupines and beautiful yellow flowers. There was even a horse out grazing when we stopped here to admire the views.
Check out this post for some of my favorite photos from our picnic in the lupine field:
Here is a little video recap I made of our picnic in the lupines in Sugar Hill: