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15 New England fall foliage locations not to miss on 1 October — 2 Comments

  1. Jeff, You are the MAN! You also have the best job in the world as far as
    I’m concerned. We come up to Mendon Mountain, Killington area every Oct right before Columbus Day. We usually leave the Sunday before Columbus Day and have been finding past peak foliage. I was thinking about moving our annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the leaf goddesses and gods to the last week of September. Also was thinking about making Stowe our home base this year. What do you think?

    • Well, I don’t get over to Rutland that often but to me the only reason you’d be getting passed color is the elevation. Usually 7-10 would be close to peak in that area but in 2012 over in Woodstock and Pomfret the color was mostly gone by but it was a decidedly unusual year. It was cold at night much of Sept which caused many trees to start early. Was this the same pattern in 2013 also?
      It also may be due to frost in the mountains or a lack of enough cold temps.
      Moving to stowe? Well that is a beautiful area but very busy. Can you even get reservations at this time of the year?

      Here are two pictures that are on my fall foliage facebook page. one is 23 Sept and the Other 27 sept and Stowe.(2013) use your own judgement but I still wouldn’t do stowe much before the 5th of Oct. https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandFoliage/posts/10152516279358718

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