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Fall forecast for June 2017 — 10 Comments

  1. Planning to arrive Boston 9 October; to view best Kancamagus, will we be in the correct “window” as best you can tell now?
    Lincoln to North Conway is our favorite and has been for 70 years.

    • If you are coming up on the 9th you should be in the window. So far this season we have been getting an average amount of rain so I think when the colors do start they will be staying on the trees for a while longer than the past few years.

  2. Hi Jeff
    I am from Spain and I am planning to go to New England next October, I love photography and I would like to be there during the peak of foliage color. Which two weeks do you recommend me? Thanks, regards from Spain

    • Well, Miguel, it depends on where you want to travel. The fall colors start up in northern VT/NH/ME in late Sept and move southward over the next 30+ days in October. So if you say Stowe VT then I say 1-10 OCT OR northern white mountains and I will say about the same dates. If you want to travel through the White Mountains, west into central Vermont then adjust your dates to 5-15 Oct But this also will allow trave as far south as the border of Massachusetts and into Mass if you hitting the Bershires. The further south the later the dates.

  3. Planning a visit October 10 through 17; good time for Kancamagus Highway? When will we be able to confirm airline?

    • 10-11th maybe but later not so much. I’ve seen it good between 1 Oct and 10 Oct (in different years) but I would hit it asap and then think about the lakes region and points more southerly. I usually say, south of the whites by the 15-18th of Oct. I won’t say there will be no color up in the Whites but there won’t be much.
      Good foliage hunting!

  4. Good information as always- well researched! For those who have been or have not been to New England- October is glorious in New England- so much to enjoy- festive towns -cider donuts etc ! Thanks again Jeff for the updates!

  5. Hi Jeff , we never know what Mother Nature will have in store for us this fall season . We all want that perfect bright autumn colors but as you know too many factors are involved and all have to fall ( sorry ) into place . Always love your site and your comments , your pal from Capture My Vermont Richard Capen Jr .

  6. Yes have been to beach. One other factor could be snow in October which happened one year the week after we left .It would have been during the last two weeks in October and we missed it by a few days.
    Apparently unusual but …. Also had what the locals called a tropical storm one year whilst driving down the “Kanc” It took a good few leaves off but were still plenty left. Love your expertise, look forward to the next installment.

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