Surprise! The fall colors are still here! You should plan to come up this weekend and check New England Fall Events to see if there is an activity that you want to do while you are up here!
For those who arrived early based on last years dates, remember what I said all year-long:
- Trying to time the fall colors is like timing the stock market, seldom does it work
- Always plan for interesting things to do and catch-all the fall colors in between destinations
For those of you who are arriving now in October, we are seeing great fall colors! The only problem I see, is if you listened to me, you made your reservation in southern VT/NH and ME or even MA. While this weekend should be great in most of those areas Massachusetts is just starting to show good color and CT and RI are also in their upswing of fall colors. The real fall colors are up in VT, NH, and ME.
So for those with reservations down south, you will be heading north, to visit the New England fall colors. Depending on where you are starting this means planning on 30 minutes, up to 2 hours travel time, to get up north. If you are wondering, the colors are great up into Franconia Notch and over into Vermont’s Green Mountains.
The upside is for all those folks who were hoping to find fall colors up in the White Mountains in late October and I told you that, you probably wouldn’t find much color up north… Well surprise! you should find beautiful autumn fall colors up into the all those areas… There are still holes in different areas where winds have taken the fall colors down. If you just drive a mile or two further, you should find great color.
I was in the Lakes region on Wednesday (14th) and I saw beautiful colors from Mount Chocorua, down to the lake, on through Eaton, Tamworth, North and Center Sandwich. Yes I had a sandwich in North Sandwich. (well I did!) 🙂
I made a special stop to locate the Durgin covered bridge which I hadn’t photographed in the fall colors. There was still a lot of color but you can see that wind and rain has taken down much of the leaf cover. The upside to that is I could see more of the bridge.
Then I continued into Moultonborough, down 109 along the eastern edge of Lake Winnipesaukee to Wolfeboro and then down to Alton Bay.
From there I went down Route 11 for home. I saw declining amounts of fall colors all the way to my driveway. This isn’t to say there wasn’t bright fall colors, it just means there was a higher ration of green to the bright colors that I saw up in the lakes region.
Remember to stop and visit the New England foliage Facebook page for up to the minute updates.
Jeff Foliage newsletter
As I mentioned on Wednesday’s blog post, I have an artist newsletter that I send out from Fine Art America and it will deal with things I’m working on, thoughts about fall foliage (of course) and my photography. If you are thinking that you might want to purchase a piece of my artwork in the future then please sign up because I will put in discount codes that will be for anywhere from 10-50% off in any given week. But the codes are only good for a week so don’t save them up to use next year.
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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.