Red Maples Peaking Around Puddin' Pond & Pockets of mountainside color in the Notches
FALL FOLIAGE REPORT #3 FROM MT WASHINGTON VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, North Conway, NH - September 18, 2008
Contact: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, firstname.lastname@example.org
North Conway, NH - Mother Nature couldn't have asked for more perfect conditions to create her fall pageant of color in Mt Washington Valley. Cold morning temps combined with shorter days mean that leaves are turning with visable increases in color daily, and the Mount Washington Observatory is calling for perfect leaf peeping weather this weekend. A high pressure situated overhead will dominate most of the weekend and sunny skies and calm winds will create Indian Summer days, with temperatures rising to the lower to mid sixties Friday and Saturday, but falling to the lower thirties overnight continuing to trigger fall color changes.
Overall, fall colors are beginning to appear in pockets throughout Mt Washington Valley. The red maples ringing Puddin Pond along the North South Road in North Conway are almost peaking. Echo Lake State Park, off Route 302 in North Conway, offers a mirror of spotty reds and oranges, with a few yellows sprinkled in. And nearby the road to the top of at Cathedral Ledge offers panoramic view over the entire Mount Washington Valley. At a higher elevation, color in Crawford and Pinkham Notches is close to 25 percent turned, with patches of intense color on the mountainsides.
The Fryeburg Fair kicks off this weekend in Mt Washington Valley, and Conway Scenic Railroad's Railfan Weekend means special runs, equipment demonstrations and activities for railroading fans.
For more information on visiting Mt Washington Valley, visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/ or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) for lodging availability and up-do-date foliage reports.
Crawford Notch from Willey House area (I have seen the spelling both Wiley and Willey) Rt.302 in Crawford Notch
Looking South Down Crawford Notch - From Rt 302
Mt. Washington from Crawford Notch - actually just south of Crawford Notch, looking north.
Pond at Willey House area - looking across the pond. Rt. 302