It’s October and for me that means missing New England and the spectacular show that Mother Nature puts on for tourists and residents alike
About the only time that I really miss living in New England is during the fall – from the fairs (Hopkington & Deerfield) to the foliage (particularly heading up to Montreal through Franconia Notch and St. Johnsbury – the ever-changing colors, lights and shadows, even the stop at every widening in the road leaf peepers – I miss is it all. Sure, there is ‘foliage’ here in Georgia – but it’s just not the same. And this year is supposed to be a spectacular one for views and photos, and the acorns are plenty – meaning the squirrels are busily collecting for the winter – that is just around the corner. All I’ve got is a simple moment of peace with some lovely memories of falls gone by…..
If you are going to be visiting in New England and want to check out the foliage (and frankly, almost everything New England) Use Yankee Magazine for a starting point. But if you are around the area and want to see what you can – take route 93 up into the White Mountains, or head out toward Lake Winnipesaukee (exit toward Laconia just north of Concord off 93). Easier treks take you out Route 101 west from Nashua – you’ll head toward Peterborough and Keene, or head out 89 west just before Concord to head through Ware, Lebanon and into Vermont.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: