What are New England Foliage Safari’s?

Fall foliage surrounding church

church in New Salem Massachusetts surrounded by fall foliage

These are trips that I have taken over the past few years in search for New England fall colors.  I was Yankee Magazine’s first fall foliage blogger and my mission was to get out and take the pulse of fall foliage in New England.

These trips start out with 8-10+ hour days because the leading edge of fall color starts up in northeastern Vermont and northern New Hampshire & Maine. For me to reach the NEK better known as the North East Kingdom, I will be on the road for 4+ hours (one way).

Usually I will be on the highway to make the best time possible using I-95/I-93 and perhaps I-91 depending on my mood. My goal was to see whether it was worth a weekend trip for folks to take a drive the following weekend.

Last year I started using a GPS to track my movements while driving. The software inserted My pictures along the route.  So if you were saying to yourself, I wish I knew where he was so I can take the same shot!  Well now you can by visiting any of the links below or the foliage safari links in the box to the right.

Early Sept color in Sugar Hill NH, and Groton state park VT.

Sun beams through the clouds illuminate bright fall foliage

Date 25 and 26 Sept 2010
Link to fall foliage trip on a live map. This site will allow you to run my trip and it will serve up the pictures to you. If you have Google earth installed then you can watch it in 3D.
At this date, much of the trip showed some color up north (Lincoln NH, Woodstock, Sugar Hill) but the only peak color was found along route 302 into Vermont. We did take a side trip to Noyes pond, off Seyon pond road in Groton state park. It wasn’t peak yet but due to dramatic skies worth a visit.

More to come! please check back.

Here is a short list that will grow longer as I have time to post the trips.. I hope they help you make some plans to explore New England

Early Sept color in NH and VT
Fall foliage trip on 5 Oct 2010
Mohawk trail 10 Oct
Up into Maine and back down through NH

Planning your fall foliage trip

The art of getting lost
My thoughts on fall foliage in New England


Come back and check the links to see what has gone live and see updated information. Please visit my New England fall forum to ask questions.



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