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Kim Knox Beckius

Still Peak Leaves to See? Yes, Indeed!

By October 10, 2012

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New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region, Maine coast destinations from Kittery to Bar Harbor, Southern Vermont mountain towns like Killington and Ludlow, Connecticut's Litchfield Hills and the Finger Lakes area of New York State appear to be some of your best bets if you want to leaf-peep this weekend. Although cold nights are speeding fall foliage's progression, and the pace of the color change seems faster than we've seen the past few years, there are many southern New England places where trees still sport green leaves. The weekend forecast calls for cool, sunny days in most of the region, so don't miss your chance to appreciate Mother Nature's autumn handywork. Take a look outside my window for a glimpse at autumn colors that are as vivid as they're bound to be.

Use my Leaf Alert guide to find online foliage reports for all of the New England states and neighboring New York, or call one of the region's toll-free hotlines for up-to-date foliage reports and forecasts before you hit the road this weekend. Keep in mind that a crunchy hike in the fallen leaves can be as much fun as seeing the leaves in all of their glory, plus there are some great festivals and other events happening this weekend in New England.

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Aurelia Wallenda, seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas, soars above the fall leaves at the Topsfield Fair. Photo © 2012 Kim Knox Beckius.

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