This was a fall foliage road trip after all, albeit I must say I’d thoroughly enjoyed the coastal scenery in Maine.
New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest offered some magnificent sights. Last heard, there’s snow in NH and Vermont. So I’m all thankful for even getting a glimpse of maybe just 40% of fall foliage before the white stuff cometh.
The trees were lovely at the White Mountain National Forest Visitors Center:
There, I learned that a portion of the Appalachian Trail passed nearby. I told myself, I must experience that.
I stepped onto the path of the relatively difficult trail (for me anyway), just to have a taste and to see how challenging it was. To make a short story even shorter, I only stayed for a little while. Here’s a view looking upward while there:
I’d asked for recommendation for an easy walk to a scenic point and was given instructions to the 64 ft. drop of the Glen Ellis Falls at Pinkham Notch; now that’s much better. I’ll leave the Appalachian Trail to the adventurous, like Redford and Nolte:
To continue on westward to Vermont, I’d read that I must take the Kancamagus Highway for the magnificent views. And so I did. Driving the 34 miles on the scenic route from Conway to Lincoln, NH, is one of the highlights of my trip. Here are some views of the foliage along The Kanc, as the locals call it.
Onward to Vermont, some picturesque country roads as well:
More about Vermont to be continued…
Follow my New England series:
- A New England Fall Foliage Road Trip
- Historic Concord
- Lobster, Lobster
- Scenic Drive from Rockport to Camden
- Camden: A Gem of a Town
- Orange is the Primary Colour
- Finally, Fall Foliage
- Vermont: More Than Scenery
- Serendipity on Route 7
19 thoughts on “Finally, Fall Foliage”
Gorgeous colors, and that waterfall is a winner.
Yes, and it was very loud. Just awesome.
Incredible photos. Looks like a trip for both the body and the soul. May be I should put this trip on my new bucket list.
Definitely a trip you’d enjoy, Bob.
Makes me miss Algonquin Park! Nice shots…
Yes, I’m sure Eastern Canada offers wonderful fall foliage sights as well. Algonquin Park is on my must-see list.
Glorious glorious colors, Arti. They seem to glow in many of your photos. I can almost imagine their magic in person.
The sun definitely was a key factor in these scenery, or light. The foliage looked magical when they were lit up with sunlight.
Beautiful! It is both wonderful and hilarious that all those cars are stopped at the side of the road so people could look at the views and take pictures 🙂
Oh yes, Stefanie, lots of stop and go traffic because we were at awe. One had to stop and admire, some of us even took the risk and walked to the middle of the roadway to take shots… uh, like yours truly. 😉
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Vermont and New Hampshire are such pretty states, especially in the autumn. You were lucky to be treated to such spectacular splashes of color! I love the seashore but the woods of New England have their own magical appeal. Your photos are dazzling! 🙂
Thanks Barbara. I came for that purpose and I wasn’t disappointed. Thanks for your comments again.
Just wonderful. And, a cause for a severe case of autumn envy. Isn’t envy one of the seven deadlies? I’ll have to try and get it under control!
I suppose there are always two sides of a coin. I’m sure there are good envy and bad envy. 😉
Thanks for stopping by again, Emma.
I would really love to explore Vermont. We dipped our toe into it near the border on our last trip East and one of my favorite things from that trip was maple flavored chapstick! (I know, Canada has glorious maple syrup and so does Michigan but Vermont is downright famous!). Your trees are gorgeous, just gorgeous! And to see all that in a new environment for you — how exciting.
I had wondered if you might try some of the trail after seeing the film! Yes, I’d leave it to that duo as well! But at least you set foot. I think your waterfall journey beat anything you might have seen elsewhere!
I was expecting the colours to be more like what you have in your lake as posted on your blog. But, I’m not complaining. One just can’t predict what the weather will be like. And I’d to book airplane tickets months ahead. Anyway, I can always revisit, or, visit new places with similar gorgeous views… like Michigan. 😉