Lewis Pond overlook?

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scurtis623
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Lewis Pond overlook?

Post: # 10077Post scurtis623
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:26 pm

We've done a lot of dirt road driving in NEK and Danville area over the years, looking for native orchids in the summer and foliage in the fall.
We've never been to Lewis Pond road and overlook, it sounds GREAT!!
We are going up Thur & Fri. the 8th is that too late?

Shirley


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Post: # 10092Post pwt54
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:15 am

It might be a bit past peak, but there should still be a lot of color left. More yellows than red and orange. You add the view to the colors and it will be worth it. We had yucky weather the day we were therebut we still spent an hour there. The view reminds me of the views on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Lewis Pond

Post: # 10097Post scurtis623
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:39 am

pwt54 wrote:It might be a bit past peak, but there should still be a lot of color left. More yellows than red and orange. You add the view to the colors and it will be worth it. We had yucky weather the day we were therebut we still spent an hour there. The view reminds me of the views on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Thanks will let you know how it is. We love the views on the Blue Ridge Parkway also. We love so many areas up there in northern VT. The first year we just stumbled onto King George Road was unbelieveablely BEAUTIFUL FOLIAGE! We keep going back but it's never been as as nice as that 1st year. We always take the Hinton Ridge road from 5A to 114, beautiful view of Willoughby Lake.
This forum is GREAT, planning our trips is almost as much fun as going.
Shirley

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Post: # 10101Post pwt54
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:50 am

I did the Parkway late last Oct between Roanoke and Buena Vista, VA and the colors in the James River Valley were stunning.

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Post: # 10103Post rk
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:06 am

pwt,

I am planning for a trip blue ridge parkway between roanoke and shenandoah national park for weekend of October 23, 24, 25.

Will it be too late.


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Post: # 10134Post wentworth
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:55 pm

pwt54 wrote:I did the Parkway late last Oct between Roanoke and Buena Vista, VA and the colors in the James River Valley were stunning.
--I was in South Carolina/North Carolina border area Nov 1st thru Nov 6th last year and the colors were impressive for that area --many intense yellows some bright oranges--was in Tryon NC--many mountain roads were thickly forested with yellow and green, always a nice combination

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Post: # 10244Post pwt54
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:07 am

RK; I did the Parkway on Oct 28 and the colors were great where the maples were able to compete with the oaks. The oaks dominate the forests down there. I did the Parkway near Asheville and the Smokies on Oct 14 and 15. The colors were early down in the lowlands but near peak above 3,000 feet. I wish my sister had moved to Asheville instead of Florida.

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Post: # 10247Post rk
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:13 am

Thanks a lot pwt. I did Parkway's North Carolina section and Great smokies this summer.
Parkway after Asheville till Great Smoky Park is awesome.
Are you having any plans to visit parkway (either in VA or NC) this year.
If so please update us on your trips there


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