New Hampshire Fall Color Report – Mid September

I received my New Hampshire travel newsletter in my email inbox today and thought I’d see how fall was proceeding in the state. This is what I found…

Monadnock region

The leaves are starting to change colors in the Monadnock Region along the streams and waterways. Route 12 near Keene and Swanzey is showing splotches of orange on the maples. You can see bits of color driving on Route 101 from Keene into Wilton. Pick your own apple orchards are open and should make for a fun family excursion. A good scenic drive right now is along Route 9 to see flashes of red on the swamp maples.

This report was updated Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

via VisitNH : Monadnock Region.

Dartmouth Lake Sunapee region

Leaves are just beginning to turn in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region and our leaf-peepers are reporting subtle changes in color throughout the landscape. There’s nothing drastic just yet, but this area is one of the last to start changing colors during the Autumn season. As the nights become cooler, the colors will soon begin to develop. Overall, the area is holding on to the lush greens of summer.

This report was updated on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

via VisitNH : Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee.

White Mountains Region

Splashes of color are showing up in the higher hillsides of the White Mountains area, including Franconia Notch and north. Route 112, also known as the Kancamagus Highway, is showing some color near the top of the pass. Route 49 is just starting to turn and there are faint tinges of red in the swamp maples located around watery areas. Take a ride on Route 93 to see spots of yellow showing on the trees lining the interstate. Scenic drives include Route 135 from Woodsville to Littleton and Route 142 from Bethlehem to Whitefield.

This report was updated on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

via VisitNH : White Mountains.

 Great North Woods region

Fall colors are just beginning to appear in the Great North Woods, which typically is the first part of the state to show foliage. There is a 20% color change in mountain areas with 10% color change on roadside drives. Deep reds and pale yellows dot the trees. Autumn colors are already well-established surrounding the 1st Connecticut Lake. Higher elevations and the lakes around Pittsburg are showing brighter colors, great for boating and fall foliage pictures. Scenic drives include Route 145 towards Pittsburg, and Route 26 from Colebrook to Errol.

This report was updated on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

via VisitNH : Great North Woods.

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The Monadnocks and Merrimack Valley Travel Guide – USATODAY

English: Rocky plateau on summit of Mount Mona...

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The Monadnocks and Merrimack Valley

Southwestern and south-central New Hampshire mix village charm with city hustle across two distinct regions. The Merrimack River valley has the state’s largest and fastest-growing cities: Nashua, Manchester, and Concord. To the west, in the state’s sleepy southwestern corner, is the Monadnock region, one of New Hampshire’s least-developed and most naturally stunning parts. Here you’ll find plenty of hiking trails as well as peaceful hilltop hamlets that appear barely changed in the past two centuries. Mt. Monadnock, southern New Hampshire’s largest peak, stands guard over the Monadnock region, which has more than 200 lakes and ponds.

via The Monadnocks and Merrimack Valley Travel Guide – USATODAY.

The White Mountains Travel Guide – USATODAY

The White Mountains

Sailors approaching East Coast harbors frequently mistake the pale peaks of the White Mountains—the highest range in the northeastern United States—for clouds.

via The White Mountains Travel Guide – USATODAY.


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