Hello September! In many places, September conjures up thoughts of autumn colors, sweater weather, and warm beverages but no other place displays the fall season than more beautifully than New England. I have had the pleasure of taking a Fall Foliage tour to Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, and I wanted to share it with you! I actually used a travel service for this trip because I had never been to the area and I wanted to make sure that I got a good overall picture of New England. Due to the magnitude of the trip, I’ll break it up into parts and today’s blog is New England Fall Foliage Tour – 3. Photos are below.
Planning the “perfect” Fall Foliage tour is not easy. Go too early, green still dominates the landscape, go too late and the colors might have come and gone! I would highly recommend reading the Farmer’s Almanac and getting on Fall Foliage tracker websites. Planning is essential, but just remember, Mother Nature is in charge! There’s enough history and attractions in New England that if the colors are lacking you can still have a good time!
If you’re following along my New England Fall Foliage tour, we will be leaving Stowe, VT, and making our way east toward the border. But before we left Vermont, we stopped at Canon Cheese Coop for a lesson in cheesemaking and perfected our cheese sampling skills! Our next stop was Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Offering free sugar house tours and tastings, Morse Farm is open year round (reservations are required September-October). A video and live presentation by Burr Morse is sure to entertain visitors. Of course, many varieties of their product are available for purchase. You can even walk among the Maple trees to see their sap extraction process. Be sure to try their “snow on sugar”!
The White Mountains were calling so off to New Hampshire we went! After a quick stop at Franconia Notch, it was on to Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway for 360 degree scenic views! Just when I thought I’d beheld all of the beauty New Hampshire has to offer, we drove on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. Every shade of gold, red, and orange was available and their beauty is doubled in the reflections on the small pools of water. I cannot stress enough the convenience the travel service offered. They knew all of the best places to view the fall foliage and the bus dropped us off and picked us up at each location without any of the parking hassles the other tourists faced.
Night time was spent in North Conway then we were escorted to Diana’s Baths. Just a short walk brought us where the sound of the rushing water drowned out all other civilization nearby. It was here that I realized that I had an affinity for different types of tree bark on our short walk. I might have taken as many photos on this short walk as I did on our whole trip! My husband accused me of stopping to take a picture of every red leaf on the path, but the journey to the waterfalls was just as breathtaking to me as the waterfalls themselves. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
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Until we meet again…