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The Peacham view as I call it is the Church and barn in Peacham Vermont. I've been photographing it for some years now and this view seems to be one of the more pleasing ones.

Joaquin may or may not cause us troubles, I’ll let the weather folks worry about it’s projected track. For now we have this weekend to enjoy (Friday 2 Oct through 4 October).

I just drove from Salem Ma up to Peacham Vermont, back down along 302 to Bretton Woods, through Conway New Hampshire and the along the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112) to I-93 and south to Salem (just so I could write this up for you) 🙂

The colors along I-93 from MA and up into NH are looking really good. But as you can see here, you can still see lots of green mixed in with the fall colors. When I got to mile marker 36ish on I-89 you can see the colors got even better. So much so that even though I was intending to get off at exit 13 (northbound) I was distracted enough to miss the darn exit.

So I continued on to I-91 and to Peacham Vermont. My first major problem was lunch. I stopped in at the Peacham Cafe, (Thanks for the suggestion from William Pead) andI found these two yogurts, which would you choose. I only picked one, which do you think it was?

Autumn fall folor maple or pumpkin yogurts

maple or pumpkin yogurts

Today was Peacham’s Fall Foliage Festival and they really did up the town with a harvest luncheon served in the school, craft and food vendors, and for one day the blacksmith shop is opened up and Joe Miller had some local farmers working at making steel Peacham hooks.

Tomorrow the North East Kingdom fall festival moves to Barnet VT. I know if you get there early they have a breakfast and at 10 AM they have a school bus taking people to different spots around Barnet…

You may say Barnet is pretty small, what could be so interesting? Well I’m not sure but Bob Gibson mentioned a sugar shack and other points of interest. I would love to be there but I’m all tuckered out! (Did I mention I drove 765 miles last weekend and just today another 456 miles! But getting a guided tour of all these little back road spots is real tempting.

Heading Home NH fall colors

I came back along Route 302 and in Bethlehem NH and Carrol NH I saw very nice colors but by the time I got to Bretton Woods it had diminished to maybe 30% turned.

 

I will say that I finished up by coming across the Kancamagus and all along the roadside, the trees were very colorful and this may satisfy most leaf peepers. But as I look at the hills around the Kanc, there is a long way to go before we see even 50% turning. (Aside from, as I said the roadside trees that were in part OMG reds and oranges) By the time I got to the Jackson covered bridge, you can see the trees near the bridge are good but the hillside in the distance is summer like…

Photographer Michelle Jenne sent me two shots from Pinkham Notch today and it is getting there…

Photographer John Rowe up in Island Pond Vermont shared these images on his Northeast Kingdom Blog, from his travels today.

Well that is my report for Thursday, 1 October 2015… I hope you find this foliage report useful!

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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff Foliage.com.
I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.

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.
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Joaquin, a threat to the fall colors? — 18 Comments

  1. Hey Jeff,

    Up here in lovely St. Johnsbury thanks to Joaquin deciding not to visit my house. 🙂

    I am not sure if you are reporting specific locations, but Route 2 from Guildhall to St. Johnsbury is about 60%. There are some areas that are absolutely gorgeous, including a shot down a hill towards a barn with the river to the left just before you come into the town. Here’s hoping for much more this week. Thanks again for all the help!

  2. Hi Jeff, we will be visiting NH and VT this week end (3rd to 5th OCT). What drive do you suggest to see some pretty colors? Has smuggler’s notch turned yet?

  3. Jeff, thanks very much for your dedication to foliage, really appreciate you driving 450 miles yesterday to scout things out! Going up to Woodstock VT this weekend, do you think heading up towards Stowe is the best bet for some decent color?

  4. I ate a late lunch at Sallie’s Burgers and Scoops in Groton. They have $2.00 burgers at lunch, pizza, sandwiches and the whole “enchilada” in the evening. It was great. Color was very good all the way down 302 to Windsor, VT.

  5. THANK YOU JEFF FOR YOUR REPORT.
    I WILL COME NEXT WEEK 5 OCTOBER START FROM SALEM AND I AND MY GIRLFRIEND WILL SEE THE MAINE .
    AFTER ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK IN 7/8 OCTOBER I THINK WE WILL COME IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT .
    IO HOPE THERE IS A GOOD FOLLIAGE!!
    IF YOU HAVE OTHER ADVISE , EXPECIALLY FOR PLACE TO SLEEP, I’ M VERY HAPPY.
    THANK YOU
    ANDEA FROM ITALY

  6. Thank you for the update. I can’t believe it’s finally here! We fly out Sunday morning landing in Portland. I can’t wait to see those five covered bridges you directed me to just south of Montpelier. Thanks for all you do. I know it’s a tough job but somebody’s gotta do it!

    Cheryl
    Marietta, GA

  7. I’m hoping there will be good color when we arrive on the 10th and maybe Joaquin won’t blow to hard. 🙂

  8. I didn’t know Peacham had a Cafe. I thought the Country Store had closed but maybe they were 2 separate things. I’ll be there a week from today and will find out. Can’t wait!

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