Limited foliage color in Enfield:
I'm going back to Barkhamsted Reservoir this Saturday after checking out route 179 N through North Canton. I may continue to route 20 west up around the Hartland/Riverton areas again and if it looks better, will continue on 44 back to the extreme NW corner at Canaan and then down around Washington, Goshen, the Cornwalls and Litchfield. I'll let you know if I find anything worth a drive for you. I've tooled around most (if not all) of the back roads in the CT hills so if you are ever interested let me know. I'm skipping the NE corner for now as I'm buried in fairs and festivals every weekend for the next two months. Have you ever been to the Coventry Farmers Market? This weekend is coined as their biggest event of the year and it will also enable me to check the foliage in that area....
Also, have you hiked Soapstone Mountain in Somers? I understand that is an excellent hike with great views! The fire tower though, is not in use....
This weather is scrumptious and I'm soaking in each and every moment of this fall weather! Just getting back to work after 3 weeks of a blissful vacation!!!! I've already made plans for next year in Vermont!
Again, thanks for posting your recent drives. Let me know if you proceed to find color anywhere and I'll follow your lead.
Also Music Mountain Road and Cream Hill Road are amazing drives! Put on your GPS, they are not far from the above loop!
Have a great leaf peeping weekend and good luck! I'm totally excited for this weekend's driving tours!!!! CT
Norfolk Tower Road:
By the way, Sunday I went to the Coventry Farmers Market! Wow! Impressive to say the least! Sooooooo many top notch vendors and the entertainment was excellent! This was my first time there and I truly regret not going sooner! I got some great finds and the Farmers Cow had a wonderful tent. This place gets PACKED! I can see why now. This is probably the BEST farmers market in the state. It was a gorgeous day and so glad we got there as they rang the bell at 11:00 for sales to begin. Next weekend is their last, and it is the pumpkin theme. If I have enough energy I may go again because the colors around Coventry, Hebron and Bolton seemed to be ready to peak out. We stopped at a nursery after and discovered the Jills woodcutting event!!!! It was amazing!
Anyways, we are just coming into peak here in my area and the trees are bursting into reds, oranges and golds. The color is gorgeous! The rain and wind is taking down only some of these leaves so far but with a lot of green left, this weekend should be prime in Central CT and parts of the NW hill towns.
Keeping fingers crossed that we miss some of the predicted rains/winds! Onward!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm having the time of my life on the weekends chasing the color in CT.
If you go to the shore keep me posted. I was saving that for the first weekend of November. Stonington Borough, Essex, Old Saybrook and then over to the gold coast of Fairfield County and inland to Easton, Weston, Redding, Ridgefield, New Canaan, etc. where the back roads are beautiful.
Do you think it is useless to check the Quabbin Reservoir at this point?
Sunday is a bust with rain all day, so unless the shoreline is beginning to pop for the first weekend in November, that may be it for autumn in Connecticut for me. I do love stick season and will continue to drive around the back roads and will end up at Quabbin at some point (family up there).
Sadly, I never made it to the NE corner this year. I have been so busy every weekend it just passed me by.
Strange though, lots of reports coming in for peak conditions in the western part of the state so if it keeps singing to me, I shall follow the color road!
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