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Fall Foliage Discussion => Fall Foliage Discussion => Topic started by: Jeff Foliage on June 01, 2017, 09:50:41 PM

Title: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: Jeff Foliage on June 01, 2017, 09:50:41 PM
First, Anyone can post a question here, hit the plus in the upper right and feel free to ask away. I realize this isn't Facebook, works a bit different. For one thing, it's actually easier to search for what you want to know.

Second, ANYONE can answer! If you think you know the answer, hit reply! The more the merrier. I;m a full-time National Park Ranger so getting me to answer here will happen from time to time. If you have the answer to someone's question, feel free to enlighten them.
The more we all help out, the better.

Next, if you have pictures from past years, there is a discussion for that. In mid-Sept we will start looking for images from this year. but please don't start this discussion yourself. John or I will start it...

Other than that, be good to each other and have fun!

Jeff Foliage
Admin and chief bottle washer

Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: amyraff on August 02, 2017, 11:42:54 AM
Hi. I am planning to come up for a foliage weekend. We want to take the Cog Railway and also spend a day or two in Meredith. My options are September 29-Oct 2nd or October 13th-16th. Which will be better for foliage? Thanks! Amy
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: John on August 10, 2017, 11:37:00 PM
Hi. I am planning to come up for a foliage weekend. We
want to take the Cog Railway and also spend a day or two in Meredith. My options are September 29-Oct 2nd or October 13th-16th. Which will be better for foliage? Thanks! Amy
Hi Amy,
The 29th - Oct 2nd might be a little early for the best colors in all but the higher elevations. In a normal year the area usually peaks around the time of your second option of the 13th - 16th. I'm sure our foliage expert will chime in as soon as he sees this post.
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: Jeff Foliage on August 11, 2017, 10:21:37 PM
Hi. I am planning to come up for a foliage weekend. We want to take the Cog Railway and also spend a day or two in Meredith. My options are September 29-Oct 2nd or October 13th-16th. Which will be better for foliage? Thanks! Amy

Well with Meredith you will want the later dates. Just get those cog rail tickets early because they do sell out. The only problem is up by the Cog, a lot of the color will be passing by the 13th - 15th. but this ride is about the experience and not as much the colors... I think...
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: John on August 28, 2017, 12:41:51 PM
I made this a sticky, and pinned it to the top of the page. 



Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: Fall Fan on September 07, 2017, 07:54:36 PM
We are scheduled to visit Connecticut, RI and Massachusetts from October 17-24 to view the fall foliage. I'm concerned we'll be a bit late to see the best showing of changing leaves. In your opinion should we reschedule to a week earlier?
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: Jeff Foliage on September 07, 2017, 08:53:32 PM
Well RI and CT and MA all tend to be the 2nd half of October but this year, I think the colors may be happening at least a week earlier but if we are lucky weather wise then you should still be good.
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: jdk1025 on September 25, 2017, 04:39:58 PM
Which weekend would better for visiting the Craftsbury/Stowe area - 9/29 through 10/1  OR  10/13 through 10/15?
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: John on September 26, 2017, 06:24:44 PM
Which weekend would better for visiting the Craftsbury/Stowe area - 9/29 through 10/1  OR  10/13 through 10/15?
That's a tough one. Realistically your best bet would probably be the weekend of the 7th & 8th. I don't think there will be a ton of color this coming weekend, but there might not be much left by the 13th - 15th.
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: cudds on September 27, 2017, 11:08:38 AM
Vermont fall colors question for Jeff or others.....

We have essentially 1.5 days in VT/NH on Oct 11-12 "on the way" to Acadia from Boston and would like opinion on best way to soak in as much VT as possible. Let's assume for fun that all of VT/NH is in perfect peak.

Oct 11: leave Boston at noon......(FILL IN THE BLANK).....arrive Lincoln, NH some time in the evening after dark.

Oct 12: Depart Lincoln, NH and head east to enjoy Kancamagus highway/covered bridges, etc...arrive Acadia some time in the evening.

How would you fill in the blank?

Here's the two options I'm thinking...

1) Go to Woodstock, Jenne Farm area, Quechee, Sharon area and then head up to Lincoln, NH when we run out of daylight.

2) GO to Woodstock/Jenne Farm area and then head West to meet up with Route 100 and follow that up to Montpelier area and then over to Lincoln, NH after dark?

Is option 2 trying to squeeze too much in an afternoon?
Since we are doing Kancamagus highway, is missing the famed Route 100 not that big of a deal?

Thanks in advance!!!





Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: morph2-7 on September 27, 2017, 12:02:06 PM
I've been planning on my New England trip too. I'll be in Vermont about the same time you are. I'm going to comment on the length of your trip. I may be wrong but I think option #2 is too much of a stretch. You're talking about 300+ mile trip (about 6+ hours non-stop travel time). It would be better if you leave Boston very early (like 7 or 8 am).
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: cudds on September 27, 2017, 03:40:21 PM
I've been planning on my New England trip too. I'll be in Vermont about the same time you are. I'm going to comment on the length of your trip. I may be wrong but I think option #2 is too much of a stretch. You're talking about 300+ mile trip (about 6+ hours non-stop travel time). It would be better if you leave Boston very early (like 7 or 8 am).

Thanks. We are unfortunately flying into Boston approximately 10:30 a.m.

Does anyone have a comparison b/t Kancamagus Hwy vs Route 100 assuming both were at their peak?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Please Read, If you have a question about Fall colors
Post by: morph2-7 on October 17, 2017, 11:50:47 AM
We're back home from a 9 day trip to Vermont, New Hampshire, a little bit of Maine and Massachusetts (Boston only). Scenic route 100 in Vermont is much more memorable to me compared to Kancamagus Hwy route 112 in New Hampshire.

The following locations are beyond beautiful and peaceful: Jenne Farm, Cloudland farm (aka Sleepy Hollow?). There are plenty beautiful photo opportunities along the roads leading to those farms. We're so glad that we visited them even during heavy downpour as we left the motel where we stayed. Thanks to God for stopping the rain entirely as we arrived at Jenne farm.

I got Smuggler's Notch imprinted in my mind. That place looks heavenly. My jaw dropped when I saw the tree tunnel (canopy of yellow foliage covering route 108. OMG, I jumped right out of my car to setup my tripod and camera. Franconia area (North of Lincoln NH) is also jaw dropping. There are more bright red color in Franconia NH than Smuggler's Notch.

Another beautiful (and unexpected find) is a dirt road on my way from Lyndon VT to Guildhall VT right off route 114 (it's called Victory Rd which turns into Granby Rd as we head east all the way to Guildhall grist mill). There are lots of red, orange and yellow foliage there.

The only problem I have with this leave peeping trip is that the beautiful places are scattered all over the states. We all have to commute hundreds of miles to see them. My wife and I did not stay in a single hotel/motel more than 1 night because we kept moving to a different location more than 50 to 100 miles away everyday. It's not worth the effort to drive back to the same hotel where we started the day so we check in/out in different areas every single day.