Color in Island Pond up through Norton was 80% to 85% of peak, with pockets of full peak sprinkled here and there. The colors were rich and vibrant, especially the reds. Going across the top of Vermont to Averill, Forest Lake and Canaan, color was at full peak, and looking vibrant as well. Pittsburg, NH and the Connecticut Lakes were flaming 100% peak, with very rich color. No signs of brown in any of these areas, the color was as good as you could hope for. Driving back to hotel in Saint Johnsbury at 5:00pm, it looked about 40% to 50%, which is up slightly from yesterday. This may be perception though, the wet leaves likely helped the appearance of the less than peak color.
Tomorrow heading to Groton State forest, and Marshfield in the morning, and Victory Basin in the afternoon. I'll be curious to see if Groton is more advanced than St. J, normally it would be, so hoping for the best.