New England Fall Foliage

 

The photos on this page are from a long weekend we spent leaf peeping in Northwest Maine and Northern New Hampshire in early October, 2007. Leaf peeping is tough because you never know exactly when the peak colors will hit but we got lucky. We booked this trip two months ahead of time and timed it perfectly. The colors were fantastic. 

 

 

These three pictures (and the one above) are of Lake Mooselookmeguntic and Rangeley Lake from highway 17 south of Oquossoc, Maine. Note the thin band of colorful trees on the far shores of the lakes. This shows how fleeting the peak color is. The trees above the color band have already peaked and ones below it haven't yet. The color slowly makes its way down in elevation and south from Northern Maine.

 

 

These shots were taken along highway 17 between Rumford and Oquossoc.

 

 

This is the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The pictures on the left and right were taken from Table Rock, a thousand feet above the Resort. It was a nice climb up the hill to see this beautiful view.

 

 

Here's some more random shots. The cemetery on the left is outside Bartlett, New Hampshire, near the Attitash ski resort. The well in the middle is on highway 16 east of Errol, New Hampshire. The little waterfall on the right is just off highway 26 between Errol and Dixville Notch. 

 

 

We found these beautiful trees at a rest stop outside Gorham, New Hampshire, on highway 2. I love the contrast of the white trunks with the color of the leaves. 

 

 

We timed our arrival here at Androscoggin River south of Errol pretty well to catch the evening light reflecting in the water. Too bad there weren't a few more trees with color along the river!

 

 

This is the Lost River on the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. The Kancamagus is a beautiful drive through the White Mountains, with sweeping vistas and spectacular fall color everywhere. 

 

 

some more shots of the color along the Kancamagus Highway

 

 

Here are a few more random shots of individual trees. When looking at the foliage, we'd often be so busy  taking in the overall effect of the forest that we'd miss the fact that each individual tree was beautiful in its own right. We'd "miss the trees for the forest."

 

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