WHITE MOUNTAINS region Update for Thursday, October 24, 2013:
Percentage peak: Past peak.
What are you seeing? Foliage is well past peak in the White Mountains. The subdued bronzes are casting a peaceful glow over the whole region. Where there are still leaves on trees, the bright yellows and oranges of a couple of weeks ago have given way to russets and browns. In the higher elevations of the notches, views that have until recently been obscured by foliage have opened up, revealing beautiful mountain vistas. Combined with mild and sunny days this week, scenic touring can still be enjoyed here.
Where can we see it? West Side Road between Conway and North Conway, and Route 16 through North Conway and Jackson offer nice scenic drives, showing the last bits of late fall color. Even without color, the Kancamagus Highway is always nice to drive and make stops at the overlooks to view the scenic vistas. Take a hike along the Wilderness Trail in Lincoln to experience the fun of crunching along through a bed of fallen leaves.
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.