New England’s fall foliage is bursting in northern Vt and NH!
For the most part I have to say my predictions from January through August were correct but one thing that I couldn’t take into consideration was that the low temperatures that were prevalent across most of New England (the northern half at least) have started the color changing in a lot of areas that normally would still be green.
The Mohawk trail
On Saturday the rain let up and Lisa and I took a ride over the Mohawk trail (route 2 between Concord and the Berkshires). I took 2A through Bedford and along a portion of the battle road. When I got to the parking lot for the Hartwell Tavern, I had to pull in because of a single Scarlet red Maple tree that was glowing in the afternoon drizzle.After that we continued on to Concord and jumping on route 2 which is the beginning of the Mohawk trail. All the way along route to we were amazed by the bright colors of the swamp Maples which usually are not quite peak at this point (only just beginning).
Reports of Fall foliage
Routes to look at this week… Routes 302, 16, and 2 in NH and 105, 58, 100 and those in the NEK of Vermont. Over in Maine, Routes 2, 26 and 17… There are so many to go on but these are very nice ones.
Judy Lombardi says that Jenne farm is close to peak and she posted a picture of it with some very nice color but she did say there is also evidence of leaf drop and bare branches in the shots.Michele Brenholtz sent in a shot from near Dixville Notch. I think this is showing peak pretty nicely.
I’ll have some suggested routes over the next few days in follow on articles. Be sure to stop back often to check for updates and stop in on my Fall foliage Facebook page to ask questions and chat with others…
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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.