September 18, 2013
AND THE BEST THING? FALL MEANS WINTER'S ALMOST HERE:
The Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (MARISA LASCALA and ALLISON WILLIAMS, SEPTEMBER 18 2013, Conde Nast Traveler)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2013 7:42 PM1. NORTHEASTThe longest season: New Hampshire's Lakes RegionWhen to go: Late September through late OctoberWhy go: The secret to finding a lingering foliage season is steering clear of the weather that knocks leaves from their branches. "I would choose those locations away from the wind of the coast and at higher elevations," says Jerry Monkman, co-author of The Colors of Fall Road Trip Guide. This New Hampshire region--which encompasses Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Lake Ossipee, Mirror Lake, Newfound Lake and Lake Winnisquam--is protected from the harsh winds of the coast and doesn't rise more than 600 feet above sea level, giving you the best chance for a long leaf season.Where to get the best view: Obviously, from the middle of a lake (pick one). Bring a kayak and tone your paddling arms. "You can see red maples along the waterways showing their bright colors on the trees, and then reflected down into the water as well," says Tai Freligh, communications manager for New Hampshire's Division of Travel and Tourism Development.