Fall foliage update for 30 Sept
Just a quick update on where I found fall colors today. First! I did NOT find “peak” anywhere. That said, for the average leaf peeper, I think you will be very happy in northern New Hampshire.
Here is my 365 mile Route: At 5:30AM we headed up I-93 to Franconia Notch. There is only a “little color” from Concord NH to the Route 18 exit above Franconia Notch. but this will be changing over the next week. I could see some nice reds from the old Route 3 overpass (walking bridge) but Canon Mountain is very green in comparison.
If we don’t get hit with two much wind and rain in the Sugar Hill area we will hopefully see the reds last until the orange and golds catch up… IF THIS HAPPENS then you will witness an incredible scene. So lets cross our fingers!
Breakfast at Polly’s Pancake House
I love to stop at Polly’s and I had 6 pancakes (3 blueberry and 3 apple/cinnamon) Lisa had eggs, toast and potato pancakes along with a taste of mine. Below is an image from just down the road from Polly’sand as you can see the colors on 117 near Polly’s are very acceptable.
The we drove up Route 18 to 302 through Bethlehem, past twin mountain and at Faybans train station we headed towards the Cog railway. Only a little color at the flank of Mount Washington. Before getting there we hooked a left onto Jefferson Notch road and took this dirt road up to Gorham.
At Gorham we headed down Route 16 towards the front side of Mount Washington and Pinkham Notch. There was decent color down to the Mount Washington auto road but quickly was down to an occasional tree from there to Conway.
Jackson Covered Bridge
At Jackson I stopped to see what the Jackson covered bridge was looking like. This is one of those difficult shots because the mountain (hill) in the background is still mostly green but the trees near the bridge are either fully turned (bright red) or with tinges of orange but still green. Here is the conundrum. How to catch the mountain and all the near trees fully turned? I have gotten it yet.
From there we drove through Conway south on 16 and while there were trees of different shades of red and orange all the way to Massachusetts, the best color is up in Franconia Notch over to North Woodstock and Sugar Hill.
Everything else was just a tease.
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