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Newport Vermont in fall foliage colors

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.

Newport Vermont in fall foliage colors

Newport Vermont

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.

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 –
  • 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

swampy fall colors by Steve Beckwith

swampy fall colors by Steve Beckwith

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.

Early color at the Balsams in Dixville Notch NH.

Early color at the Balsams in Dixville Notch NH.

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.

Oct 9th 2010 North west of Rangely Lake

Oct 9th 2010 North west of Rangely Lake

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)

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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:
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff
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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