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Well I was getting worried but Peak fall foliage is being reports all across New England. But on Monday I started seeing posts of great fall foliage and more showed up on Tuesday.

What I found in Canterbury NH

A rockwall lines the road that divides the Shaker museum property with fall foliage's colors showing

Foliage and a rock wall

Autumn fall foliage surrounds the property of the Shaker Museum

fall foliage surrounds Meeting house

I chose to go to the Canterbury Shaker Museum for several reasons. The first reason is all the historical buildings. The second reason is if you have really good fall foliage and those historical buildings… Well you get the point.

I arrived and looked up and down the street between the buildings and most of the trees are fully colored in or nearly so. Each of the buildings lining the street hold different exhibits of what life was like in the Shaker’s day.

The autumn fall color is just coming to parts of the Canterbury Shaker Museum in New Hampshire

maple lined view

Peak fall foliage color around the Shaker Museum in Canterbury New Hampshire

Peak view from Meeting House

I was a little disappointed as I looked up the green to the big maples that lead your eye up to the Shaker Meeting house. They still haven’t turned yet so if you follow my advice below maybe you’ll find them at peak later this week.

 My advice for this weekend

A tour group is educated by Pat our tour guide on the daily life of the Shakers

Tour group visiting

This Saturday the White Mountain Model A Ford club is showing off their cars (shine only) between 9 and 2 to show their vintage classic cars.

If the weather doesn’t do too much damage then you’ll be able to get fall foliage historic buildings and vintage automobiles. Can you get any better than that?

Several old buggies await their ponies for a ride through the fall foliage

Buggies for a ride through foliage

I plan (at this time) to visit there on Sat so I hope to see you there. More details can be found on the Canterbury Shaker website.

Foliage thoughts for the weekend and beyond

 I was finding very nice color up Route 93 from the MA/NH border but it wasn’t solid peak all the way. When I got to the Hookset exit, it was entirely green so there is still room for more color to arrive throughout southern NH, VT and ME.

Massachusetts is also showing some really good color and this week you should look to the higher elevations in the western portions of the state.

In Maine the color will be progressing south and east of Sebago lake and proceeding towards the coast.

A rock wall and stone stairs under the protective umbrella of a maple's protective fall foliage

stone stairs under foliage

On my New England Foliage Facebook page I’ve been getting photos out of CT that while not peak photos do show the color is making its way there.

I received an email from Butch Lombardi (East Bay Images) who says that the color is really popping along Route 89 and points south so Saturday on I would be traveling in the mid/south areas of northern New England to have the best chance of finding peak fall foliage.

If you find great peak post a picture on my Foliage Facebook page for all to enjoy!

 

Jeff Foliage
Purchase my fall images in my fall foliage gallery

(Note, received comp entry to museum)

 

 

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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff Foliage.com.
I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.

I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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Peak fall foliage arrives in New England and events this weekend — 4 Comments

  1. Hi,
    thanks for your updated foliage blog, it helps us immensely in our foliage drive.
    we visited NH in Columbus day weekend and did visit Franconia and Kanc…
    got to see some lovely autumn colors on our way, you can check the pics there on our blog.
    RI is slowly turning…may be in next week or so it may show some good colors.

    [not sure the earlier comment got published or not, if you see any duplicacy then pls remove them..sorry for the trouble]

  2. Hi,
    thanks for your updated foliage blog, it helps us immensely in our foliage drive.
    we visited NH in Columbus day weekend and did visit Franconia and Kanc…
    got to see some lovely autumn colors on our way, you can check the pics there on our blog.
    RI is slowly turning…may be in next week or so it may show some good colors.

  3. As far as the Mohawk Trail in Mass. is concerned you better check ahead. It has been closed from Savoy going west. I was there last Sat. 10-08-11. I live in Hampden county in Western Mass and the foliage is really coming on fast. Where I live {West Holyoke } it is close to or peak except for the oaks.

    • Thanks Gary and I thought I heard they had a detour in place to get you around that? I’ll have to check on it.. Thanks AND thanks for the color update!!! The Berkshires or at least Hampden county is nearing peak or at peak…

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