Foliage is getting started early this year

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Foliage is getting started early this year

Post: # 23138Post admin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:44 pm

The foliage color is begining to appear all over Vermont. Most observers say that the color is appearing about a week early. Also, the color seems more vibrant this year. This could be because of far less rainfall this summer and spring. Many of the streams and brooks are showing very low water levels. You will be able to experience the color all over Vermont put particularly in higher terrain. Also the color is progressing in the usual way, starting off in the Northeast Kingdom and along the spine of the Green Mountains. Colder temperatures and several frosts are forecast for the weekend. Here is a typical example of what it is looking like in Newport today, which is in the northeast of Vermont, often where the color first appears. Click here to go full screen!
Here's a scene I found while out hiking around the Newport dam September 16th 2020
clyde pond.jpeg
https://www.foliage-vermont.com/foliage2020/index.html


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Re: Foliage is getting started early this year

Post: # 23141Post KenHiker
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:10 pm

Hi,
What a beautiful picture!
The combination of the sky, colors, and water is outstanding - very well done.
Thank you for sharing this.
God Bless...

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Re: Foliage is getting started early this year

Post: # 23149Post KenHiker
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:51 am

Hi.

I saw you mentioned Newport, VT.
As I was re-reading the Autumn, 1984 edition of Vermont Life, I came across an article that mentions "Lake Memphremagog".
It is an excellent article with pictures that discusses research and traveling on/around an old stagecoach road that ran from Montpelier to Derby Line, then on into Canada.
It mentions going past the lake and the Newport area.
One of the vantage points is Shattuck Hill.
Are you familiar with any of this?
It is fun to read, here's the link to the archive:
https://archive.org/details/rbmsbk_ap2-v4_1984_V39N1

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Re: Foliage is getting started early this year

Post: # 23154Post admin
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:48 am

Yes, I am familiar with Shattuck Hill, I was there a couple of weeks ago for a nice sunset
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Re: Foliage is getting started early this year

Post: # 23164Post KenHiker
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:33 pm

Wow, how nice! Thanks for sharing.
Had you ever heard of the historic road mentioned in the article?


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Re: Foliage is getting started early this year

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:48 am

No, sorry I haven't.


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