I haven't seen so much color this early in years! And the color is looking good too! Ther was a LOT of reds in Groton, and I expect Groton State Forest to peak this coming week. Next weekend should be great. I was also surprised at how much color there is in my hometown of Tunbridge, and the Chelsea, Washington areas as well. We are at least a week ahead of normal.
I made my way through Groton State Forest, hit Route 2 up through Danville, and up around the Burke, Lyndonville area. Very nice color there already as well. I was surprised that it was about the same as Groton. I think things will be peaking towards next weekend which will be nice.
Here are a few pics from today. Nothing great, but it will give you an idea of how much color we have already. It was a cloudy day, so it was good for all day photography, but I avoiding getting the sky in any shots!
First is Marshfield Pond in Groton State Forest
The next three are from the Northeast Kingdom, off of Lost Nation Road, which is North of Burke
We'll be coming to VT next weekend. Will be staying in Littleton on Friday. Planning to go to some places in Lyndonville and Barton. Saturday night we'll be staying in Stowe. So Sunday we plan to visit around Stowe (smuggler's notch is a must i believe).
Can you suggest some good places near to Lyndonville, Barton and then Stowe areas for Photography?
In Stowe, one of my favorite areas in the Trapp Hill Road. I like the section between Trapp Family Lodge, and Moscow. Also a lot of areas to explore by foot off of Route 108 through Smugglers Notch. Take some small hikes around there.
Based on your report of Groton, I've changed my route to Peacham for mid-week arrival so I can go through the Groton State Forest. Instead of taking the Peacham Groton Road off 302 I'm going to continue on to 232 and up to 2 and take Macks Mountain into Peacham. I think this way I will see more color.
Thanks for your report! So exciting! I think I may just hit things right this year!
Carol, the waterfall is visable from the road, and with this rain we are getting, should be a bit more forcefull. Don't know whether that will be good, or bad! To get there you take Lost Nation Road, which is off of 114 North of Burke. Take it to the end which meets another road and take a left. The brook follows the left hand side of the road. I can remember the name of the road, but it is "something" Brook Road. From this falls downstream are a series of other cascades that are worth exploring. The road is only about a mile long and is a dead-end.abby wrote:Nice to "see" you Mr Bumps! First and foremeost, good luck with that little puppy!!!!
I really enjoyed your shots, as I always do. It was great to see them and I hope me and CT can meet up with you at some point next week.
One question for you.........is that waterfall viewable from the road? I'd like to visit there myself, and would like to know where it is.
Thanks for posting and looking forward to seeing more of your work from this Fall!!!
I concur with MrBumps' report. the colors are out and looking great. The Peacham area is a bit behind other parts of the NEK but that should make it about perfect for next weekend. Let's see if I can add a few pics...
Mt. Hor, Lake Willoughby (South Beach) on Sunday:
Pudding Hill Shed