MONADNOCK REGIONUpdate for Thursday, October 24, 2013:
Percentage peak: Past peak.
What are you seeing? The Monadnock Region is definitely past peak. While you may still catch an occasional glimpse of a bright red bush or a flash of yellow as you drive along some of the roads through Keene, Swanzey and Troy, most of the trees have begun to fade. Roadsides and hills still show a few patches of brighter colors but, on the whole, everything has a toasted, brown appearance.
Where can we see it? Despite the lack of foliage, scenic drives are easy to find in the Monadnock region. Route 12 heading south from Keene to the Mass border is always a nice country drive, regardless of what the leaves looks like. Or head southeast from Keene on Route 101 to Marlborough, then south on Route 124, which takes you past Monadnock State Park to Jaffrey. Route 124 has several great views of Mt. Monadnock, some even improved with the leaves falling and opening more vantage points
This will be our final foliage report for the 2013 season- we hope you've enjoyed reading! Be sure to check back in early September 2014 for next year's reports.