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Offline JDC

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Getting a Late Start
« on: August 18, 2016, 11:24:02 AM »
Jeff -
We're from South Texas and found out we will have time to tour New England this fall in late September and early October but have no idea where to start.  A round trip drive beginning in Boston has been suggested but where to stay?? Eat??  We've never been to New England and would hate to sleep in our SUV.  Any help would be appreciated.
Don & Marcia

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Re: Getting a Late Start
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:22:34 PM »
Hi Don and Maria, I hope you don't have to sleep in the suv and I've found that this only becomes a consideration during the Columbus Day weekend...
Keep an eye on my blog because I'm watching the weather up north as well as down south to see if we get any cold snaps in Sept which will cause things to happen earlier. Right now It's looking like a warmer Sept into Oct and that will delay things a bit. Right now I'm betting a week later into Oct for serious color development.
You can start in Boston or Manchester NH. But here are the general rules.
1. The colors move from north to south and higher elevation to lower except around marshy areas.
2. Lots of sunny warm days (60s and 70s) followed by nights in the 40s or as low as mid 30s will set the trees ablaze.
So plan to drive quickly up to the north and then meander you way to the south.

For instance drive up I-93 and into the North East Kingdom of VT and then over into northern NH (Stark NH has a B&B for $59/night) But instead of doing these one at a time I'm going to give you a list of articles that detail out much of what you are looking for.
http://www.jeff-foliage.com/foliage-articles/scenic-drives/
http://www.jeff-foliage.com/foliage-articles/locations-state/
http://www.jeff-foliage.com/foliage-articles/planning/

That should get you started and if you still have questions let me know...

Jeff Foliage

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Re: Getting a Late Start
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:22:34 PM »