New Ways to Leaf Peep in NH!Posted on September 21st, 2012 1 comment
It’s that time already—the air is crisp and the warm sun is shining on the bright colors of early fall. Some of the leaves are beginning to turn red, orange, and yellow as the foliage season gets underway in New Hampshire, and there are now some great new ways to track how the colors are progressing and plan your autumn trip to the Granite State to catch those colors at their brilliant peak!
The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development’s website, Visit NH, has a foliage tracker that maps out the colors as they change day-by-day and region-by-region in the state. To find out where in New Hampshire the leaves are at their peak, visitors to the foliage tracker page just need to hover the cursor over a date on the calendar for a quick map view of the predicted color range, from green to peak to past peak, or click on an individual region for a detailed foliage report.
The latest report for the Lakes Region of NH, updated on Wednesday, September 19th, reads, “A couple of cold nights in the past week have aided in more color appearing in the Lakes Region. More splashes of color can be found in the area this week although it is mostly confined to mountain ash, swamps & stressed maple trees. In Holderness, the maples are showing patches of red. There is quite a bit of yellow intertwined among the trees lining I-93 on the way to Tilton. A good scenic drive is west along Route 113 toward Route 175, where quite a few ‘burning bushes’ bordering Pemigewasset Lake can be seen.”
For tracking the Granite State’s foliage on the go, New Hampshire’s tourism office has also developed a mobile application for phones and other devices. “We have an app for that,” said Lori Harnois, director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development. “You get access to our foliage reports, interactive map, pictures, and what percentage peak each region in the state is at right from your mobile phone. Visitors can search lodging, dining and attractions within the app,” she added.
Updated reports on the foliage conditions in the seven tourism regions of New Hampshire are pushed to the app each week. The NHDTTD is the first state tourism office in New England to offer a free foliage app. The “New Hampshire Foliage Tracker” is available at the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android. Fans of New Hampshire can also follow New Hampshire tourism on their social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, where the organization will be sharing beautiful photography throughout the season.
For more information about New Hampshire tourism, call 603-271-2665 or visit www.visitnh.gov.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
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