East West Highway Panel
|On September 13, 1999 a panel of folks from across route 2 in Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
and New York gathered in Lancaster, NH to discuss the future of the highway. Click here or on the picture to see more. Look in the local papers such as the
Caledonian and Coos County Democrat as well as the Northern NH Magazine for stories later.
Looks like the Indians won this one!
Check back later and you'll be able to click here for pictures and info on
Frontier Days in Franklin, NH.
It was on the weekend of September 10, 11 and 22. Look for info here for next
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www.allroutes.to is a travel and business guide that takes a somewhat different
approach. You can navigate on vacation or for business by routes. Follow an Interstate highway, a state route or
back road to shopping, business or a vacation. Weekend trips can be more interesting if you know where the out
of the way places and views are.
Sooooo... Climb into your spaceship and cruise in cyberspace!
Then get in your car, motorcycle, truck, plane, UFO, whatever you have, and
visit what you've seen in person!
Click here to start on a route!
Copyright 1999 by Ed Sanders
October 15, 1999 UPDATE: Right now and until the leaves fall from the trees
is PEAK or slightly past peak in the Great North Woods! Don't be stopped by what you see in the notches. North
of the notches the leaves are still on the trees and as bright as can be. The leaves have been blown off ny the
high winds in Franconia Notch, just above the notch and beyond the foliage is magnificent!
There was snow in Franconia Notch, Bethlehem, and other high
elevation areas which makes for a great background for foliage pictures.
There are still a few pockets of green, but not much. Now's
the time folks!
October 8, 1999 UPDATE: Right now and until the leaves fall from the trees
is PEAK in much of northern VT and NH! Don't be stopped by what you see in the notches. North of the notches the
leaves are still on the trees and as bright as can be. The leaves have been blown off ny the high winds in Franconia
Notch, just above the notch and beyond the foliage is magnificent!
There was snow on the top of Mount Lafayette and a few other peaks which makes for a great background for foliage
South of the notches along I-93 down to Concord are starting to become colorful.
Route 132 in Canterbury was really pretty today.
Thursday, September 30: A LOT more leaves have changed,
much of northern NH and VT is at or approaching peak. Now
and until the leaves fall from the trees is the time to do your leaf peeping!
Wednesday 22 September, 1999:
NH route 3 from Lancaster to Whitefield, route 116 from Whitefield to route 142 near the the Bethlehem town line to Maplewood
Hill in Bethlehem, to route 302 to Trudeau Road to NH
route 3 again in Bethlehem: Color increasing still more since yesterday.
The cold nights have really helped in changing from green to yellow, red and orange.
Depending on where you happen to look you'll see from 30% on up to 90% in color.
From Lancaster to Bethlehem are mostly maples and birches showing reds, some orange and yellow.
NH Route 3 from
Trudeau Road in Bethlehem to the middle of Franconia Notch: 50% or so is now pastel yellow with some red. This
area has mostly yellow birch, white birch and silver birch trees as well as beech and some maple. for deciduous
trees. There are also some areas of conifers that will remain green.
NH I-93 from Franconia
Notch to Campton: A few really colorful trees stand out, with some areas perhaps 20% leaf peeping material.
NH I-93 from Plymouth
to Concord: The hills are mostly green, the trees next to the road where they are impacted by winter salt are changing
NH route 3A from, Concord to Hooksett: mostly green with a few trees turning.
It's kind of hard to tell exactly when is really "peak". Some trees turn
color considerably before others, even right next to each other. As the season pregresses, some or all of the leaves
from the trees that turned early will fall to the ground while the leaves on later turning trees will still be
on the trees.
There are all kinds of guides that will say a certain time is "peak", and
some years they may be right. It seems that some years most of the leaves in an area turn all at once, while other
years it's more spread out. I'll try to relate my perceptions to you as accurately as possible, but bear in mind,
even my perception of the foliage may be different from yours.
September 20, 1999 foliage report:
NH Route 2, Lancaster, through Jefferson and Randolph to Gorham: a few trees with some color, most are still
green. The overall look of the mountains from a distance shows a slight glow of color beginning.
NH Route 16, Gorham through Gorham, Berlin, Milan, Dummer, Cambridge and Errol: Same as route 2. (We were in Berlin for the annual Game
of Logging Festival).
NH The logging (dirt) road from Dummer through Cambridge to Upton, Maine that goes by way of Double Top: Same as the rest.
There are a few bogs and ponds on the way through that are showing more color. This is private property, the owners
allow access, but watch for logging trucks on weekdays. Be sure to have plenty of gas, survival stuff and food
as this is the REAL boonies! If it's been raining or looks muddy don't try it with a car. We got through ok with
NH, ME Route 26, Upton, Maine, Lake Umbagog: showing slightly more color than elsewhere.
NH Route 110A from Dummer to West Milan: Same as the routes above.
NH Route 110 from West Milan through Stark to Groveton: Same as above.
NH Route 3, Groveton through Lancaster, Whitefield, Twin Mountain and Bethlehem to Franconia Notch: Some colorful individual trees
next to the road, but still overall green.
NH Route 135 from Lancaster through Dalton, Littleton,
Lyman, Monroe to Woodsville: Right at the Dalton/Littleton town line there are several maples in full color (red). Also at this point there is an excellent
view of the mountains across the Connecticut River in Vermont that are showing some color. There are other trees
scattered along Route 135 that are in color. We spotted a couple of cowmingos along the way, and a herd of deer.
NH Route 302 from Littleton through Lisbon and Bath to Woodsville: A little color showing overall and a few individual trees bright
with color. (We were on the way to Hibbard
House in Bath and Bread
and Chocolate in Vermont for some pictures).
VT 302 from Wells River to VT
I-91: Some color along the river.
VT 5 from Wells River to Barnet: Still mostly green.
NH 116 from Littleton through Bethlehem to Whitefield: Mostly green, a little color here and there.
NH 142 from Whitefield to Bethlehem: Some color beginning to show.
NHI-93 from Franconia Notch
to Concord: Some color showing all the way, mostly still green though.
Hurricane Floyd left most of the leaves on the trees, but there's a couple of miles on the south
end of Franconia Notch that had a high percentage of the leaves blown from the trees.
NH: Route 3; Lancaster, Whitefield, Bethlehem, Twin Mountain: a few trees turning, mostly green.
Route 3, just north of I-93 exit 35: from 1/4 to 1/3 of the trees by the road turning colorful,
less further from the road.
Franconia Notch: The birches and beeches starting to show a slight yellow tinge.
I-93 from Franconia Notch to Concord: A few individual trees turning.
Victory, VT: a few trees turning, mostly green.
Route 2 across VT: Quite a few trees turning, but many still green. Apparently due to the lack
of rain many of the leaves along route 2 are falling to the ground as soon as they turn. This is good and bad for
viewing pleasure. There may be less leaves to see, but with some of the trees bare you have a better view of others.
This is also good for photography as you can then actually see some of the beautiful old buildings in pictures
combined with some pretty foliage.