I was asked a question by a reader about their fall foliage trip and I was wondering how bookings are going for the Inns, and Motels.
I asked Catherine Preble at the Silas Griffith Inn in Danby VT (right off Route 7) and she said they had several rooms for the Columbus Day Week prior and even some for the weekend when they should be seeing high if not peak color possibilities.
*Foliage deal of the Day! *this was 2 years ago…
Mention my name (Jeff Foliage) and you can get a $20/night room discount! But only during the mid-week days. So if you are heading to western VT, during the week, between now and the end of Oct you can save off their foliage season rates.
- website – http://www.silasgriffith.com/
- phone – (802) 293-5567 · Toll-free: 888-569-4660
- 178 South Main Street, Danby, VT 05739
Another great find is the Colonial Inn in North Conway and they have rooms leading up to the weekend but there was only one room available for Saturday and then on Sunday through the rest of the week they have more rooms. I haven’t stayed here but a photographer friend says it a good location to stay.
So if you haven’t made reservations yet then get on this because they should be a peak fall foliage color during the Columbus Day weekend!
- The Colonial Motel – http://thecolonialmotel.com
- 2431 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16)
- North Conway NH 03860
- (603)356-5178 toll free: (866) 356-5178
Fall foliage color developing and the weather outlook
I’m still happy with the color developing across northern New England. I’m getting various reports of the beginnings of color from Vermont to Maine and points south. This is not to say that the color has really started yet! It’s just trees that are early to the party…
In Maine Steve Beckwith is seeing color in the swampy areas near Otisfield Maine. Also up in Vermont the same is happening along with higher elevations. Up in Dixville Notch New Hampshire Jill Young says the hills above the Balsams Hotel are starting to show color.
I found the Balsams with Lisa last autumn and the fall foliage colors were only there as a hint in mid-September. I hope to get up there at the end of Sept and see if I can get a peak fall foliage shot of the balsams surrounded by the vibrant fall colors.
The weather outlook over the next ten days
The next 10 days are critical for the fall foliage color development. I’m concentrating on the northern areas and they are showing partly to mostly sunny conditions. There are about 2-3 days where rain may be seen across the region but for the most part we are looking pretty good. On average 7 out of 10 days are partly cloudy with a couple of days sunny and a couple of rainy/cloudy ones.
The sun is what we need most because that is where the bright red leaves come from So in looking over Island Pond VT, Dixville Notch NH, Caribou Maine (and a few others) I would say we are looking good.
(Keep your fingers crossed)Jeff "Foliage" Folger You can purchase images by visiting my Fine Art Gallery websites
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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.