Fall Foliage in New England- Facts, and Fun!

Tourism is big business in the tiny New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. Each year millions of visitors descend on the 2 lane roads, filling the bed/breakfasts and lining iconic hillsides at sunrise with tripods to get that postcard image.

Historically the First 2 weeks of October bring colors to the Northern tier of Vermont and New Hampshire. Color travels south and areas by water such as coastal areas tend to turn last.

New England consists of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Vermont Fun Facts: Largest producer of Maple Syrup – takes 40years to grow a maple to be able to get Maple Syrup. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup! There is also a grading system for syrup!

New Hampshire is the birthplace of Poet Robert Frost, the first public Library was founded in Peterborough and New Hampshire was the first to declare Independence from England prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

more fun facts to come-

Fall Foliage tips- get out early to make the most of each day- daylight usually ends the first couple of weeks of October by 6pm and earlier. Plan ahead for lodging. Be patient- most roads are two lanes and people do live here, working, going to school and getting ready for Winter! Don’t let the numbers keep you away- with planning you can find many quiet places, trails, views and undiscovered gems!

46 days until October 1- so if you have not started planning- get cracking!

I can also assist you- since 2003 I have slept in many bed/breakfasts, small hotels, motels, family owned lodgings and a few corporate ones. I have driven back roads and taken many photographs- so drop me an email! april@aprilart dot com

 

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