This Special foliage report is just a compilation of yesterday’s and today’s reports, and any general guidance sent in by your fellow travelers…
Generally the fall colors have been slow to come in fully in Vermont and Maine with color being around 30 -50% towards peak. The NorthEast Kingdom seems to be doing most of the moving towards full fall colors. I saw very bright colors on the dirt back roads above and around Peacham and west Barnet.
In Maine, Heather at the Cozy Moose cabins, says the night time temps have been well into the 30s so the fall colors in Greenville Maine should be ramping up this weekend and peak or nearly so by next week… (lets cross our fingers)
The current weather is cloudy tomorrow and sunny on Sunday in most parts of northern NE. But! it should be sunny all this next week, so I’m thinking we’ll see a lot of peak showing up this coming week!… I’m completely at the mercy of this fickle Mother Nature… and her high pressures… But with next week being sunny, the next weekend should be very nice for Columbus Day Weekend… If this pattern holds…
Foliage Reports from Vermont
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!
Backside of the Thurman Dix Reservoir
Kyle Ugalde Photography
Seyon Fishing area in the Groton State Forest in Vermont, Thursday afternoon 10/1/15.
Lincoln Gap Road heading to Warren, Vt on 10/1.
Scenic routes to try, based on the reports
Route 2 from Luneberg west to St Johnsbury and on to Danville catching Route 15 north past Walden and Wolcott (covered train bridge there) crossing Route 100 and I would continue to 109 and take that north to Beividere, north to Montgomery (5 more covered bridges there) East on 242 to Troy VT.
Next you might look at Barre VT and follow 302 SE to Orange and it meanders its way into NH and my NH recommended scenic drive over there… but lets hit route 5 south to Bradford and take 25 back NW to Orange or better yet take Brook rd over to Corinth corner. You can then make your way to Chelsea and onto 110 and either south to Tunbridge or north back to Orange
Foliage Reports from New Hampshire
John Burk Nature Photography
The red maples have finally popped around Mount Monadnock! Wasn’t sure how they’d look this year with the dry periods, but this afternoon (10/1) was quite colorful.
Of all my driving today, I really enjoyed the drive on 16 between Berlin and Errol. A lot of nice color on the Androscoggin River and in the 13 Mile Woods. This was taken late morning today (10/1/2015).
Karen Wakefield Leh
Mt Washington from the Eisenhower Wayside Rte 302 yesterday – difficult to digitally capture that beautiful scene!
Scenic routes to try, based on the reports
Taking 302 past Littleton and south through Crawford Notch will afford you many nice views and a could of waterfalls at road side. then pick up route 16 north through Pinkham Notch and past Mount Washington hitting Gorham NH. You can head up 16 to Berlin and take it past Milan (remember Milan hill state park has the fire tower with the wonderful views on 110B) or continue to Errol. Not much in Errol for village/town views but the road passes through mountain valleys and that can be wonderful to see.
You could then take 26 West past Dixville Notch ending up in Colebrook and take 3 south to Lancaster (a town with a little more size and a… wait for it… A covered bridge.) 🙂
If you would like jump off on 102 and head south in Guildhall and you might find the Guildhall gristmill.
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