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Are the fall colors slowing down? — 7 Comments

  1. I completely agree that colors are muted this year and a good amount of trees are lacking leaves. Sunday I took a drive from Waltham, MA up to NH through Plymouth, Ashland and ended up in Lincoln before heading home – I found a good amount of green, yellow and orange with barely any red. More green near home than colors but the trees with color are loosing leaves. We barely had a storm this morning/last night but looks like western MA was not so lucky with a possible tornado touching down in Easthampton.

    • Thanks Debbie. I head out Thursday evening for a full day on Friday. Butch posted this… Butch Drove from Rt 89 in NH (good color along 89 from the VT border) down Rt. 103, Rt. 114, Rt. 77, Rt. 13 (NH) to Rt. 119 in MA. Drove Rt. 119 to Rt. 495. Good color all along the way. If anything it was still a little on the green side but should turn fully soon. Plenty of color to shoot.

      this info good for Oct 2014

    • It was not a tornado but a microburst that did the damage on the West side of Mount Tom in Easthampton, with some other areas also suffering damage. But the leaves still for the most part look good around Western Mass. You may also find good color in Northern Worcester county now through the weekend.

  2. We leave Sunday, flying into Boston…will head to Burlington, Vermont Tuesday morning and then later in the week head up to Bar Harbor. PLEASE tell me we are not too late! This is our “Bucket List” trip 🙂

    • Hi Beckie T. I think Burlington will have good color and Bar Harbor should be nice. Are you on my Facebook page? There are daily updates on the page.
      Here are a couple of reports from today.
      Nick Gates This morning we drove from belfast to augusta and seen some amazing color and we have been from albany ny to providence ri, boston , portland since saturday and today was the best!

      Butch Lombardi Drove from Rt 89 in NH (good color along 89 from the VT border) down Rt. 103, Rt. 114, Rt. 77, Rt. 13 (NH) to Rt. 119 in MA. Drove Rt. 119 to Rt. 495. Good color all along the way. If anything it was still a little on the green side but should turn fully soon. Plenty of color to shoot.

      Hopefully this will keep you going till you get here… 🙂

  3. Hi Jeff,
    We just visited Stowe, Vermont yesterday October 7th. and I would agree the colors are definitely ‘muted’ – it didn’t help matters that our coffee and muffins at the Black Cap Coffee cost $12.50 !! Put a real damper on the experience. However the drive up through Smuggler’s Gap was lovely! Many opportunities for close up photography – the hills are fading but there are still plenty of trees with green foliage.
    Thanks for the updates, we appreciate them 🙂
    Eddie and Helen

    • Lisa says “That’s Stowe” Everybody goes there in the Autumn so prices are higher. If you waited until you got to Morrisville or Harwick or other small town, you would find small town local coffee solutions… I went into a place and it had green mountain coffee and of course Folgers. 🙂 Since my name is Folger, I asked if this was for me?
      My morning coffee
      Thanks for the update

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