As you can see from this photo I captured yesterday of 179-year-old Washington Hill United Methodist Church in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, the leaf peeping is far from over in these parts! According to reports, strong fall color is on display now in southern New Hampshire's Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions, as well as along the southern coast of Maine. There are vibrant leaves to see in New York's Hudson Valley, too, making this the perfect time to take your camera to Walkway Over the Hudson
. Users of Yankee
's Leaf Peepr App (one of 10 fall foliage apps
you should have on your phone) are sharing that conditions are near peak in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts (Springfield area). Southerly areas of Connecticut will be another good bet this weekend, so you might want to plan an outing to the only surviving steam-powered cider mill in the country
Use my Leaf Alert guide to find current 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 forecasts before you leave home.
As you can see from this week's picture of the view outside my window, the leaves that are left are in their golden glory here in Connecticut. Mild daytime temperatures make this a perfect time to hike in New England's fallen leaves and to collect a few for fall craft projects.
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