Oct 8, 2014 11:07 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist Clayton Stiver's Fall Foliage Update: Oct. 9th
Latest Fall Foliage Update for the Granite State...For more information be sure to check out visitnh.gov or foliagenetwork.com
The Great North Woods is past peak certainly across the higher elevations while some of the lower elevations remain at peak. Berlin and Lancaster areas along with Route 3 along the Connecticut Lakes and Route 16 along the Androscoggin River would make for great drives. Leaf drop has really picked up here so be sure to hit up this area by this weekend.
The White Mountains are now at peak with the Pinkham Notch area sporting some vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. Route 16 from Jackson up through Pinkham Notch to Gorham will be a great drive. Getting off of I-93 and taking Route 3 from Plymouth to North Woodstock will also provide great views.
The Lakes Region is closing in on peak with Route 11 from Farmington northward providing good displays. Once you reach Route 28, head to Wolfeboro or even further north to Ossipee where the colors are absolutely spectacular.
Lebanon is looking spectacular right now being very close to peak. Heading along I-89 towards the Vermont border will provide a great scenic drive.
The Monadnock Region is about 85% peak and has a good mix of reds, oranges, and yellows. Suggested routes for great views include Route 12, Route 124, and Route 10.
The Merrimack Valley is up to 60% peak but still has a little ways to go with some trees still almost completely green. Look for this to be a different story by next week into next weekend.
The Seacoast as always this time of year remains at low color but Routes 85 and 87 in Exeter and Newfields would make great drives, with a variety of different colors mixing in. Maples are beginning to turn red here and oaks are starting to change to gold and brown.