As my friend and foliage colleague, Jim Salge (Yankees foliage guru) says, “Mother Nature hasn’t been kind to us”. We can deal with a little drought, which we got, but what we never want to see is summer, extending into September. There is nothing we can do, except to deal with what Mother Nature sends our way, so as my wife tells me, “Stop whining about it”. 🙂
Where to go looking for fall color this weekend?
The good news for all of you who are arriving today, is that in many areas the fall color is arriving also! I found really great fall color on Tuesday in Northern Vermont but my photographer friends and my fans on Facebook that send in pictures with locations and dates, have a better picture of whats out there. (literally)
For you Pat’s fans… The Fall colors are on the 3 yard line and they need the help of the linebackers (cold temps) to get that final push across to the end zone (peak fall foliage colors). Where’s Gronk when we need him??? 🙂
From Stowe North into the North East Kingdom. Scenic roads to follow are as always, almost any road you want to try. I assume you have a map book since I DID recommend it… I had one person report that they had no cell service in Peacham so no navigation and she said no GPS service and I don’t know if you meant on her phone because I use a “real” GPS and it will find a signal if the overhead canopy isn’t too heavy. (Many of the roads do have heavy over head screening of leaves).
Disregard what I suggested earlier this week about Route 125. My foliage reporter in that area is saying that it’s not good right now but from Lake Dunmore road or Route 7 looking at The Green mountains is looking nice Also you could try Route 30 across the Greens to Peru VT, But I don’t have a report for there… Unless you go and want to leave one?
From the White Mountains North. The Kanc and Franconia Notch are being reported as really good color. Also this shot from Chris Whiton Photography of the Valley of the East Branch Pemi Wilderness. Magical colors. Taken 5PM on Thursday.
Other places to check are Errol and Gorham in the Northern area of the White mountains. Stark NH is being reported as Peak as well.
Maine fall foliage report
I got a report in from Heather at the Cozy Moose cabins in Greenville Maine, saying the color is between 35-55%. Read her article here.
Also in Camden Maine Teri posted to my fall foliage page on Facebook.
MA, RI and CT
Also pictures are coming in from Acadia but it’s very early color there with single trees or groups of trees. The same goes for Rhode Island and Connecticut. I was in Rhode Island yesterday afternoon and I snapped a shot of a beautiful maple as I was stopped in traffic and lastly we were heading to the Roger Williams Zoo for the parade of Pumpkins.
The pumpkin show is a walk through event and once you get past all the vendors it darkens up with few lights. They don’t allow tripods or mono-pods??? so all mine were hand held. The first is from my camera, the second is from my cell phone.
Also color reports are showing that the lower three New England states are coloring up. So the fall foliage is moving south!
Dan added his report just now:
I left Stowe, Vermont yesterday and probably 90% of the trees are complete color. We rode the Gondola in Stowe and they said they were about 2-3 days from ‘peak’.
We drove to Lake Placid and took the fairy from Vermont to New York. Once we started driving in New York towards the Adirondack Mountains the color was unbelievable. I would say they are at ‘peak’.
We are going to leave for Manchester, Vermont on Monday and see if the Green Mountain National Forest will be at ‘peak’ then.
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