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Old 10-10-2016, 02:33 PM   #1
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Any foliage updates for us out of towners? Was thinking of taking a trip up over the next couple of weeks.
Is the lack of rain affecting the colors this year?

thanks for any updates.
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I think the color in the Lakes Region will be peak in about a week...great color despite the drought!
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I traveled through Franconia Notch this weekend (10/8) and it was beautiful. It seemed to be peak colors until around the Campton/Plymouth exit on I-93 as you are traveling south. If the wind does not blow all the leaves away over the next day or so, you may be in luck in the central/southern part of the state.

The lack of rain has not diminished the colors.
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:53 AM   #4
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I traveled 100 and 108 in VT. Truly stunning! Another great route is 7 along Lake Champlain and shoot up to through the islands. I tried that a few years ago.
VT start and peak earlier than NH. So I travel VT one weekend and NH the next. In NH Rte 132 is a local favorite.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:30 AM   #5
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Route 106 in Belmont on the way home yesterday

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A bad day on the Big Lake (although I've never had one) - Still beats a day at the office!!
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Default Beautiful leaves

Drove from Tuftonboro to Hanover across the top of the lake on Saturday. Unfortunately the sun wasn't out but could see lots of color.
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is it just me or does the foliage colors seem more vivid on overcast days?
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:46 PM   #8
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That could be. I drove to Franconia Saturday and spent the night at the skihouse at Mittersill and thought the foliage was fantastic from north of Plymouth up while under a totally cloudy sky. The only problem was the rest of New England did the same.
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Default Kancamagus is Beautiful

Here are some photos I took on 10/6 while riding along the Kancamagus Highway:

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We just got back from a ride up 171 to Waterville Valley. Peak at Waterville, still time south of there.
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