The fall foliage look ahead to Columbus Day weekend is shaping up to be promising. I’ve gotten reports from Photographers from Maine to Vermont and all are showing brightening colors and by this weekend I think we’ll have a really nice show. (yes, fingers crossed)
Where the color should have been!
Well I hate to say it but the rain has affected the fall foliage colors but! I think the rain quit just in the nick of time.
We should have had color by now all the way into Massachusetts and as you see in this shot by John Burk (writer/photographer) in western Massachusetts, the swamp maples in the Berkshires are starting to show fiery color on a limited basis.
Late next week the Berkshires and Massachusetts should come alive with color. (not to mention southern NH and VT which are way behind)
As I look over the photos that have been posted to Face book, this photograph on New England foliage-Vistaphotography facebook page, taken by Michael Strauch who is a frequent visitor to the page shows what can be found in Vermont.
The shot was taken last week (29th) and shows really good color in the North East Kingdom (NEK). As I said earlier this week the sweet spot for and the best chance for peak fall foliage will be in the NEK and points south to about the middle of Vermont. We are going to have 2-3 days of sunny cool weather going into the weekend and if our luck holds, the color progression will speed up dramatically over the next week across all of New England.
So hit the middle of VT and head north on any of several roads from Route 5 along the CT river or over to Route 100 to Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch. (Go north my leaf peepers!!)
New Hampshire Report:
I have several shots that have been submitted by New England photographers in NH. First shot is down in the south. Bill Carroll who also has a fall photo blog and says he found fall color (although very limited) in the area of Hollis NH and as you can see the swamp maples are putting on a pretty good show.
Next up is another shot by Bill Carroll in Nashua NH and as you can see the color is a little better here. Taken on 4 Oct.
Up in the North Country (White Mountains) where I’ve already told you look this weekend is where this shot by John Vose of Jericho Hills Photography was taken this past weekend. Any road you take this weekend in or about the White Mountains will provide good fall foliage views if not a few peak ones (I hope).
This final shot was taken by New England photographer, Susan Cole Kelly. She travelled over the Kancamagus highway yesterday and declared the view to be gorgeous!
You can see by this shot from Lori Prosser that Easton Maine is showing good fall foliage color and the mid coast region of Maine should be coloring up this weekend through next week. See more of Lori Prosser’s work on Flickr at Lori’s photos.
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