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2011 New England fall foliage conditions — 3 Comments

  1. Hi Jeff,
    Inland Maine survived Irene with little damage to the tree canopy. The Moosehead Lake Region of Greenville Maine did not seen the heavy rains and flooding that other New England States did. Trees have started to turn and with lack of sun over the past week and cool evening temps, I expect to see colors coming on more this week.

    The maple tree out my window that I have been watching for 14 years is turning a beautiful deep purple red versus the scarlet red that I have seen in the past. The beauty of fall is that no season is exactly the same, and you can visit every year and see something different. 🙂 Right now early fall travellers will be rewarded with fields of golden rod, sunflowers, corn mazes, warmer temps then later in the season, an abundance of wild mushrooms ( I discovered over 8 different ones) and hints and tinges of colors.

    Anyone intrested in fall seasonal updates can follow me on twitter and facebook or check out Moosehead Lake Maine Vacation Blog. Fall trip planning has been my passion for years now and helping others enjoy the beauty is a blessing I like to share with others.

    Be colorful and have fun..
    Heather Davis
    Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins

  2. Ron and I visited Brattleboro VT’s farmers market on Sat 9/3. Last Sunday it was a raging torrent. Everyone got together to clean up and the market was very lively and festive. Some farmers have lost a lot of crops. Some CSAs have had to close due to flooding. FDA regulations won’t allow vegetables from flooded fields to be sold nor used for animal consumption. From there we traveled up I91 to Norwich. Heard Rutland also has a great market. Both good places to stop for lunch esp if you like ethnic food.

    Noticed some early red swamp maples, typical of this time of year but also bits of yellow/orange in distant hills. Much to my dismay, fall is on its way.

    Was surprised that there will be a Keene Pumpkin Festival this year. I thought 2010 was the last.

    • Hi Donna, that is the very thing about small communities that I love. When things get tough, people pull together. My road travels are going to be limited this fall so I’ll be looking for lots of reports from my friends like you and those in the New England Photography Guild.
      Together we’re going to have a great fall…
      As far as the Keene festival… Well, what can I say, they told me that last year was their last but maybe they got such an outcry of requests to continue that they had to rethink their decision. So I will be posting that festival in my festival listings…
      I also now realized that I left out a couple of other fall festivals and now that Yankee has pulled a lot of my articles I may have to revisit those stories so people can find these little hidden gems.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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