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A tree-lined road (with colorful maples)  is not always easy to find!

I think we all have our personal checklists of what we want to see during our autumn travels. My checklist has three main points.

  1. First, I go looking for classic New England views. (meeting houses, town Commons with bandstands and harvest festivals). There are probably 10 to 30 items that I am glossing over so if I missed what you enjoy looking for let me know!
  2. Second, is usually great examples of peak foliage. This takes up most of my time and is usually the smallest percentage of pictures. As you will note in most places in my blog, I consider peak fall foliage to be either a myth or so difficult to find as to be not worth your time.
  3. Third, I try to find little traveled roads and paths to locate scenes that I’ve never found before. As a longtime reader, I’m sure you’re well aware of my line “get off the main road and hit the dirt roads”.

 Tree-lined roads

fall foliage lines the road in eastern Massachusetts

Peabody scenic byway lined with trees of yellow and orange

Tree-lined roads fall in the categories (believe it or not) of things I haven’t photograph to my satisfaction. I’ve been trying to capture an image that I have seen in magazines and online. This image is a double row of old maples lining a back road, somewhere. They create a fall foliage tunnel of red, orange or yellow colors, preferably all of one color or shade. I had someone point out a location this year to where I might find a scene matching this description but I didn’t make the time to get there and check it out. (next year, I’ll move it to the top of my list!)

I got pretty close out in central Massachusetts as Lisa and I were exploring back roads. What I’m going to do is post several images of roads that are lined with fall colors and let you tell me which one you think is the best. (you know what’s coming next!)

Contest alert!!!

If I get at least 50 votes via the comments below, between now and Christmas I will randomly pick one of the commenting persons to send a matted print to.


canopy of fall foliage colors

A back road is surrounded by a canopy of fall foliage colors

Maine fall foliage

people out enjoying the New England fall foliage in Massachusetts.

out enjoying the New England fall color

A New Hampshire cemetery with fall foliage colors as far as the eye can see.

Row of Maples in NH cemetery

a farmers road in peacham vt with later afternoon sunlight sidelighting the leaves

Peacham Vermont backroad with afternoon light coming in

The Mohawk trail on 29 Sept but still 2 weeks early

The Mohawk trail on 29 Sept but still 2 weeks early

The print will be one of the image that everybody votes the most for. so make sure when you leave your comment that I can click on your comment and send you an award notice. You might also pick the notify me of replies in the comment box so that you can see how everybody else is voting.


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Jeff “Foliage” Folger
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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
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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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Tree lined road with fall foliage — 28 Comments

  1. Hi, was “Peabody Scenic Byway” taken in Peabody Massachusetts?

  2. It was close for me too. It was between the Vermont Back Road or Mohawk Trail. I’d have to go with the Mohawk Trail as my favorite. Thanks for all the effort you put in to the pictures each year!

  3. It was very close between Vermont Back Road and Peabody Scenic, but I think I have to go w/Peabody Scenic.

  4. Jeff, I love your work! all pictures are stunning….difficult to decide…anyway, the one name “yellow foliage above showers…..” called my attention….

  5. the yellow foliage is my favorite. It was a pretty close call with the one in Vermont though.

    • Thanks Kara I have the same trouble… I love them all like they are my children so this helps me decide which one might be better to put into a gallery or put on greeting cards for sale.

  6. Hi Jeff, all the pictures are great & bring back memories of our recent fall trip. It was hard to choose, but my favorite is a Vermont back road lined with fall foliage. Best wishes

  7. The cemetery path pic is my favorite. It was a tough choice as I love road pics too, especially ones with curves. Maybe next year you can branch out into the Catskills area of NY. I know it’s a bit of a hike from where you normally go, but I haven’t found anyone with a great blog like yours for that area. I enjoyed all your updates this fall! Thanks!

    • Well the big problem is the distance… I have a really big territory to cover as it is.. I have a guy named Bill who keeps me up on what is happening north of Albany where he has a farm. He doesn’t blog but he does feed me reports… So you are saying you’d like me to add these reports into my blog? How about I see if I can get him to put reports into the foliage forum? Would that work?

    • Thanks John, I always love finding little back roads tucked away like that. Now I have to decide if I should count my replies or or just comments by all of you… There are 6 comments in just one day (there is one that is hidden and I can’t find it??? It’s visible from the back end but not out here… And my replies aren’t showing up out here either.. We’ll see if this one shows up and stays here when I’m done. So right now there is either 6 or 10 comments… (11 after I post this) hmmm what to do…
      To make sure we hit the required 50 though, be sure to pass this article to your friends… so they can enter their comments and help hit the magic number.. 🙂

  8. The photo labeled “A back road lined with yellow fall foliage” really speaks to me. I visited NH and VT the first week of October and took a lot of your suggestions during my week’s tour. After visiting the Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH, my wife and I drove west on a small rural road (I think Center St.) on our way over to highway 91. We found ourselves driving very slowly through a tunnel of yellow leaves as the branches from the trees on either side of the road were interwoven above us. It became breezy and we were engulfed in millions of leaves raining down on us. It was a truly magical experience, lasting for several miles. One of my favorite moments during a wonderful week’s tour.

    Jim Farrell

    Burbank, CA

  9. Beautiful photos! I love them all, especially the one of the road with yellow foliage.

  10. I love your work. I look for it on all of the photographers pages. I live in Memphis. We never see anything like this in the south. I enjoy all of the photos of the New England states.. Keep up the good work. Your photos are just beautiful. Thanks Pamela Thompson

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