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Update for Friday, October 17, 2014:  100% Peak

It's safe to say that peak color has arrived in the Monadnock region. The hillsides and small towns in the region are completely decked out in gorgeous reds, oranges and yellows. Just about everywhere you head right now is bound to provide beautiful views. In Hancock, the center of town looks like a painting, with bold, blazing orange trees surrounding the town gazebo. For a nice scenic drive to this area, take Route 123 between Routes 9 and 202. The views surrounding Mount Monadnock from many parts of the region are also stunning right now. Take Route 101 to Dublin Lake for beautiful views of the foliage reflecting in the lake, with Monadnock standing tall in the distance. Or take Route 202 to Jaffrey, where the reflections of scarlet and orange in Mountain Brook Reservoir are breathtaking. And don't forget that this weekend is the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival! The peak colors will provide the perfect backdrop for this fun-filled event, where they hope to once again break the world record for the most lit jack-o-lanterns!

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