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28 Sept fall foliage report — 19 Comments

  1. Hi Jeff,
    We are coming to mount Washington this weekend… do you think we could se some colors by Oct 7? Also could you suggest area around the place where we could capture good fall colors!
    Thanks in advance

  2. Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for the updates. We are coming up on 6th weekend at Stowe, VT hoping to see some colors.

  3. Hi Jeff,

    First off I want to thank you for all the work you put into this, the information has been so valuable, your efforts are very appreciated.

    My friends and I attempted to do some foliage photography yesterday (Sunday 10/1) and sadly the colors just really stunk.

    We started around Franconia and Sugar Hill, then to Lancaster (Weeks State Park), past the Grist Mill, through Granby, up 114 in VT, back over to NH via 105, down 3, hit the Stark covered bridge, then took 110 to Randolph. Looking at the white mountains from Randolph it was just green as far as the eye can see. Granby probably had the most color, but it wasn’t anything worth stopping for.

    It wasn’t a total waste of time, we had some beautiful morning fog on Coffin Pond. The colors along some of the rivers was minimal, but nice to photograph. Eventually we stopped worrying about the color and focused instead on the landscape. Based on what we saw, I wouldn’t expect peak color north of the Whites until at least two more weeks, but that’s just my guess.

    I didn’t find any reference to Weeks State Park on your site. You might want to check it out if you haven’t already.

    Keep up the great work.

    -Shawn

  4. Hi Jeff Thanks for the update.. I am coming to Stowe, WoodStock VT on October 12 – 15. Will it be good time or past peak ?

  5. Jeff, I wanted to update you and your readers on fall foliage conditions in northern Vermont. Yesterday (9/30) I drove from Troy to Jay to Montgomery Center to Lowell to Westfield (101 to 242 to 58 to 100). I saw mostly green, some yellow, less gold, almost no red. I’m going to follow your advice and look for something to do other than leaf peeping for the next few days

  6. Of course I upped my vacation to this weekend and the color slowed. We are driving north through Pittsburg and beyond very early tomorrow morning as we head to Quebec City for the day. But we will check out that area and the NEK Sunday. We were planning Rangeley possibly for Monday but it sounds like maybe we should hold off. Might go 16 a little ways into Maine but it will depend on the color. Thanks for your reports Jeff!

  7. We enjoy the information you provide. We will be heading for the White Mountains this Monday and staying in a RV park to wait for the colors to pop. You don’t drive clear from Montana to see the colors and turn around and go home right away . It will be worth the wait. Meanwhile we are seeing other things in the New England and enjoying our selves! Thanks for sharing your insight.

  8. I am sooooo excited to be coming to New England in two weeks! Your updates and musings are wonderful for helping this Marylander plan her trip! Thanks.

  9. Packed and ready to leave for VT (just 1 night in Manchester) on Monday, then on to our vacation base in Jackson NH just below Pinkham Notch. Hoping to go up to The Balsams in Dixville and maybe over to Grafton State Park in ME. Thanks for the update. Love the shot of Granby Rd. feels like you could walk right into it!

  10. Once again I find myself living vicariously through you and your wife’s adventures! You’ve officially got my husband anxiously awaiting his first sighting of a moose. We encountered a small black cub bear one year but he longs to see a moose on the loose! Thanks again for the updates! Keep ’em coming!

    • Well, I saw my first “Vermont” moose and I wasn’t nice and safe in my car I was standing on the shore of a pond and if he was in rut then it might have ended badly. They get “real” aggressive when it’s that time of the year.

  11. I love autumn — especially New England autumns — and, therefore, I get all excited when I see one of your messages in my inbox. Love your honesty; love your humor; love your optimism. Please keep it up; your posts are very much appreciated.

  12. My wife and I are driving into New England from Ohio around October 14th. Our first trip out that way. Think we’ll be okay around then?

    • I have High hopes but keep tuned to this foliage channel! Same bat time, Same… wait that doesn’t work anymore.. darn… I wonder how many reading this remember that same bat channel bit? (yes I’m that old) 🙂

  13. Hi Jeff Thanks for the Update..I am coming to Augusta, ME on Oct 14 and plan to do Greenville, Jackmn and Acadia Region. Will that be a good time for peak or do you think a week later based on current conditions as I can change my dates ?

    • Greenville may be passed by then but Agusta and Acadia should be looking nice. Jackman and Greenville have yet to call peak as of today so there is a chance. I hope you are allowing a lot of travel time between points. There are few direct routes in Maine and it’s hours from Augusta to Greenville. Distances are deceiving.

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