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  1. Do you remember which road you were on where you took the picture of the foliage tunnel, by chance? Thanks!

    • As I answered somewhere before, the road is up in the Green mountains off of route 125 just as you clear the top and are heading down the other side towards Middlebury. but the road name wasn’t collected.

  2. Traveled from woodstock via rte 4 and 100. Got about 15 miles past killing ton on rte. 100 n. No color or faded color became discouraged with color and turned around. Headed back 100s to 4e. Hung a right at Bridgewater Crossing rte 100a. Color along the road was fair but nothing spectacular. Reds are either gone or past. Yellows are faded but still offered nice contrast to greens on this beautiful sunny day. Followed routes through Ludlow and on to Weston. We decided to take a different path into Weston down from Ludlow. We picked up no. Andover rd off rte. 100 and followed it to north hill rd. and continued to it’s end at Weston Andover rd. this side road dead ends into Andover Weston rd. i it’s unpaved but in great shape. It’s a great scenic road whether there’s color or not. The sun played on the leaves and made it seem like we were driving along with Robert Frost. Not great color but scenically spectacular. We went to Weston, did our damage at VT Country store and reversed direction. We decided to go through Chester and Springfield hoping that the color would improve. We followed rte 11e to rte 103n through Chester. No such luck. Brown and down or faded. To make this short. We followed rte’s to rte 5n. We followed rte 5 paralleling the ct. River as suggested through Wethersfield, Windsor and Hartland. We encountered only a few splashes of color. We then took town farm hill rd. that we picked up at the skunk hollow tavern in Hartland four corners. Great back road. Lots of scenery mediocre color. The scenery more than compensated for the slack of color. In short, color appears to be very limited from Woodstock to Weston and northward along rte 5. To Woodstock.

    Question. How.far south or east do we have to go for color at this pt. we’ve talked to locals along the way. They are saying that color was at least 1 1/2 weeks early.

    Carolyn

    • I’ve seen a few reports for Woodstock and the Jenne Farm in Reading VT and they indicate its a bit early there in that some of the trees are a bit green yet. The micro climates (can’t think of a better term as of now) have been selectively affecting different areas at different times but over all I think the early factor is more like 3-7 days early BUT! only in certain spots…
      I saw a shot from Meredith NH today and the color is about 50% towards peak with bright colors and that is only a day or two early and it should be peaking around this weekend.. depending on the rain…

      I would be looking at Rutland and points south in VT
      In NH, I would be anywhere from Ossipee and Tamworth south
      In Maine I would be south of Rangeley south out to the coast.

      Also MA and the Mohawk trail seems to be in fine color, maybe not peak but bright in spots.

      I hope this helps!

  3. Do you think the gaps in vt are past peak? Thinking of going as far as Addison. In vt today & tomorrow.

  4. I see from this update that it would probably be best not to stray too far north at this point if I am chasing peak. I am planning a trip to Vermont for next weekend (9th-12th), so I was wondering how far is too far north?

    I was hoping to explore one or more of the following areas: Stowe, Montpelier, Manchester, Waitsfield, Woodstock. I would really appreciate your input to steer me in the right direction. Thank you so much!

    • Sorry Anri, I think Mother Nature is taking the leaves up north faster than you will get there. I think you will be in MA and CT and RI… That is my best guess.

  5. Waiting for 2maros report as we r planing Whr to go to catch peak colors in NH or Varmont..hope this rain will not harm colors much..

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    • Hi Carolyn, I’ll get a report tomorrow from Woodstock but I think you’d be best served by looking south. Follow route 5 along the Connecticut river valley. Route 101 west to Peterborough out to Keene and Chesterfield…

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