This is where it gets tough. First the fall colors don’t change all across New England at the same time. Stressed trees or those in swampy areas (we call them swamp maples) and those in higher elevations will turn before the ones around your favorite barn or covered bridge. Also they turn first in Canada and then the colors move south into New England. Then in mid Sept, they move into northern Maine and maybe New Hampshire and the North East Kingdom of Vermont.
Also, the weather we receive will impact this. From 2012 through 2014 have had cool to cold September weather so the rules change and the colors will start in September where ever it is getting cold enough and if these nights are followed by bright sunny days then the rules change. We haven’t seen “peak fall color” in CT or anywhere in Sept but during these conditions you will find colorful solitary maple trees.
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I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.
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.