15 fall foliage locations not to miss on Oct 1st
Greetings my fall foliage friends! I wish I could say that the chill in the air was normal since it was mid-September and cooling down from a nice warm summer but we haven’t gotten there yet! its early March and I’ve still got a couple of feet of snow in places around my house. I know in the scheme of things, spring will come and so will summer. (fingers crossed)
This leaves us with fall to think about. If you’re planning on coming to New England and if your dates correspond to the beginning of October then you should pay close attention to this article. I went back through years of images and found all the locations where I found really good color on or about 1 October.
Believe it or not you don’t always have to be in the extreme northern reaches of New Hampshire or Vermont to find really good color around 1 October. Let’s take a look at:
These images are anywhere from 23 September to 1 October. The fall foliage locations are in the captions along with the date and if you don’t know where a place is, do a search at the top of the page because I probably have done an article on that location. [Locations by state]
Really??? You really want to see what the color looks like in Massachusetts on 1 Oct? Well I have a couple of fall foliage locations from late Sept to 6 Oct and the first thing I will say is I had to drive around (a lot) to find these examples. In some cases you’ll see this image and say Hell that’s good enough for me! But in almost every case the nearest neighboring tree is green (sometimes for miles).
But by early Oct the color is more prevalent and along the Mohawk trail and into the Berkshires you are very likely to find very nice colors (Highest elevations in MA are the Berkshires) and by the second week of Oct you “Should”find very nice color, yes that may sound wishy-washy but every year is different. (And hard to predict)
“Caveat foliage seeker”
Let the foliage seeker beware! (yes I invented that)
I will tell you always to seek foliage while you are doing something else! This way you are sure to have a great time and if you get great color!!! then so much the better. On the other hand if you get rains and the colors stop developing then you are back to plan B and having a train ride planned or plans for some historical places to visit then you will be warm and dry, enjoying a train ride and having fun… who knows maybe the sun will come out if you ignore it long enough.. 🙂
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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.