The fall colors are starting to pick up and this weekend is likely to be getting busy on all roads heading north. My reporters are picking up more color along the roads in Maine, NH and VT. and even some in CT!!!
Jackson NH is tops in my book, year round!
Today I’m going to recommend Jackson NH as a great to stop, stay or just explore. The things that put Jackson on my list are:
- Small village atmosphere
- Jackson Covered Bridge
- Raven wood
- Wentworth hotel
- shops (lots of shops)
- Pumpkin people
- Jackson falls also known as Wildcat falls.
Exploring Jackson can take from a few minutes to an entire weekend, it all depends on you. My wife and I love to stop into Ravenwood and just explore while trying to figure out how to get a mermaid into the car… Long story, just go and see for yourself.
This trip I caught a shot of the covered bridge, then got a cream soda out of the old coke machine on the front porch at Flossie’s General Store.
Then I had lunch at Yesterdays restaurant which was clean and good prices and the bacon blue cheese burger was outstanding!
I took a short ride up Carter Notch road to Jackson falls. It’s a shot drive up and there is parking for several cars.
Walking along the river is easy and very safe. The water flow wasn’t great on the day I was there but rain has been light this year. There are many benches to sit a spell and just relax.
Later in October you will find pumpkin people all over the place and if you choose to, you can vote for your favorite one. These are created by local businesses and range from a pumpkin sitting there to very elaborate set ups that take days to create.
Jackson as well as Conway are usually peak around 7 Oct and we’ll see if they hold true to form or they peak at the 2-3 like most areas going early into color.
Events this weekend
- Brought to you by New England Fall Events
Sept 26th – 28th
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival Stowe, VT Sunday, September 28th
Punkinfiddle Family Festival Wells, ME Saturday, September 27th
White Mountain Storytelling Festival Waterville Valley, NH September 26th-28th
Acadia Night Sky Festival Bar Harbor, ME September 25th-29th
- The Walden festival marks the beginning of the North East Kingdom fall foliage festival which runs for five event filled days. (Click the link to get info on the rest of the week)
- The 27th Annual Burke Fall Foliage Festival!
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our biggest festival of the year is our annual Fall Foliage Festival. The day starts at 9:00 am. Kids activities and the craft fair end at 3 pm, but the Beer & Wine tent will be open until 6 pm with live music starting at 3 pm.
- Check my fall festival page for more along with the New England Fall Events page for more events across New England
My Foliage report
Lots of pictures are starting to roll in and I’m going to post their images with where they are.
MJ Perkins shared this to me of the Kancamagus Highway. The west side right after the hairpin turn.
Chris Whiton didn’t have any images ready for me but his report (minus pics) said:
“Just got back from a romp up to Berlin, Milan, Errol, 2nd College Grant, Atkinson & Gilmanton & Pittsburg. Colors are prime up in Magalloway-land. Overcast all day so not many scenic vistas, but some good waterfall weather.”
The Climate prediction folks are saying the next 8-14 days hold slightly warmer days and below average rain for the region… No real downside there! If we continue to get sunny days the reds will really burst out and the next two weekends will be outstanding…
As always if you have questions please leave the question in the comment on the site. I will answer as fast as I can. If you send a question via email I may lose it under a deluge of other emails that I’m getting.
Also note there is one of me and a whole bunch of you… I’m working it as fast as I can… 🙂Jeff "Foliage" Folger You can purchase images by visiting my Fine Art Gallery websites
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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.
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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.