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by ctyanky
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Magnificent Late Autumn Weather Unfolds in the Northeast!
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Magnificent Late Autumn Weather Unfolds in the Northeast!

Hello SOV Fall Foliage Friends! The weather the past few days, with more to come, could not be more stellar than what we are experiencing here in New England! In northern CT, we have been blessed with mid 70s for almost a week with 77 yesterday and 77 also forecast for today. The nights are cool and...
by ctyanky
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut (CT) and New Hampshire (calguy) on the backroads of NW CT!!!! Thursday, 10-22
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Connecticut (CT) and New Hampshire (calguy) on the backroads of NW CT!!!! Thursday, 10-22

Thanks for posting all these great photos from our day trip into the NW corner of CT Calguy! I'm already looking forward to our tours next fall so make sure Bogey, your partner in crime, makes it this time! He really missed a very stellar day with perfect conditions! I was hiking in Roxbury yesterda...
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Southern Connecticut 10-27-20
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Southern Connecticut 10-27-20

Thanks for all your advice and travels on the forum this season, it was great! Hope to see you here in 2021 for yet another foliage season. Stay well, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year while I'm at it! :D Snow in the NW hills on Friday, so I hope to get up there for some left over snowliage shots, i...
by ctyanky
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut (CT) and New Hampshire (calguy) on the backroads of NW CT!!!! Thursday, 10-22
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Connecticut (CT) and New Hampshire (calguy) on the backroads of NW CT!!!! Thursday, 10-22

ooops! I forgot to add that we first stopped at Penwood State Forest on route 185 in Bloomfield when we saw tree tunnels of yellow into the forest pathways. The pond looked like it had excellent reflections but it was all wire fenced in and it looked recent! We also stopped at a very old cemetery in...
by ctyanky
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut (CT) and New Hampshire (calguy) on the backroads of NW CT!!!! Thursday, 10-22
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Connecticut (CT) and New Hampshire (calguy) on the backroads of NW CT!!!! Thursday, 10-22

Hello SOV Fall Foliage Friends!!!! On a glorious fall day we started our foliage adventure with peak color in Simsbury and North Canton. Our first stop for photos was at my favorite red barn in North Canton; it is overlooking a beautiful hillside with a couple of outbuildings and a pond. This is the...
by ctyanky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: South/Central Massachusetts - Quabbin Reservoir
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: South/Central Massachusetts - Quabbin Reservoir

Hi Kevin, thanks for these photos. I don't know anything about the Oxbow so had to google the location. Why have I never heard of this? Can you tell me alittle more about your experience there and the best time to see it? Summer ok too. I traveled ALL around the Quabbin with Ed McGuirk from this for...
by ctyanky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns now!
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns no

Thanks for all the pics Kevin. It is really appreciated! Just finished an 8 hour tour of the NW and Western sections of CT with Calguy from NH from this forum. I am so tired I will write a report up tomorrow. After the rains next week, the area will be approaching past peak and sticks. I'm glad we t...
by ctyanky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Barkhamsted Reservoir - N. Connecticut 10-22-20
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Barkhamsted Reservoir - N. Connecticut 10-22-20

Kevin, I was just there this morning early and we (NH Calguy from this forum who drove down here at 6 a.m.) found great reflections on the still waters on 219 South of the construction about 2 miles. There are two pullouts on the west side of the road with a small landing bridge to stand on. I actua...
by ctyanky
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns now!
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns no

Kevin, you are exactly correct in your observations. wtnh website had a photo of the gradients of drought in CT. NE CT had 1/2 the pockets in red zone for extreme drought while the bars of drought got considerably lighter as you headed west. NW CT got all the rains this summer and early fall as well...
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Fall Foliage 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 6308

Re: Connecticut Fall Foliage 2020

Kevin, I think you should be fine. That's around when I am going to Essex. If there are rounds of rain and wind in the next 2 weeks, I won't head to the CT shoreline. It's really a wait and see. CT
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns now!
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns no

If anyone is interested in hikes with 360 views in our peak areas, I would recommend Haystack Mountain in Norfolk on route 272 - the views from the stone tower of the Canaan Valley below is outstanding as well as views into 3 states (on a clear day). You can go to Campbell Falls just up the road a p...
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Connecticut Fall Foliage 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 6308

Re: Connecticut Fall Foliage 2020

Kevin, Thursday is supposed to be 75 and blue skies. No rain or wind to blow off the precious leaves so fill up that gas tank! :wink: Hope you can get back out to the western areas and you'll be surprised how far along Barkhamsted is. Is Ashford, Tolland and the areas around UCONN that bland this ye...
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns now!
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns no

Colorado Mom, why did I think you had a daughter in NH? Maybe I have you mixed up with someone else on the forum, but I swear one of your kids moved there! Maybe I was dreamin' a little dream for you! :mrgreen: Next year you WILL be in VT!!!! :wink:
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns now!
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns no

ANOTHER amazing foliage drive today in the Farmington Valley with crazy peak colors in the following towns, you can't go wrong no matter what road! Simsbury, Canton, Avon, North Canton! Connecticut is experiencing the best color that I can remember in several years! Here are the roads I took: 185 ou...
by ctyanky
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns now!
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: North Western Connecticut At Peak! Frost and Recent Rains! The state is rockin' it this week! Go to these towns no

Hi Colorado! So nice to see you here on the forum, I hope you and your family and your daughter's family in NH are well! Belgique chocolates closed a few years ago but Kent Coffee and Chocolates is what is in town now. I did go once to Belgique so I know what you are referring to! Any time you come ...