Fall Color in New England

Fall images of Maine, New Hampshire, Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park.



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5902, Red Leaves on Fence,

5426, Cadillac Mountain, Red Bushes,

5443, Loon Pond, Foggy Morning.

5468, Perkins Cove, Moonrise II,

5895, Golden Grasses, Red Bushes,

5897, Bubble Lake and Maples.
Acadia National Park, Maine

5931, Long Fir, Red Bushes,
Cadillac Mountain,

5741, Silver Fall Framed
by Autumn Maples,

5742, Silver Falls and Gorge.
Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

5843, Silver Falls with Foreground
Rocks and Foliage

5846, Maple, Green Field
Blue Sky, Near Conway,

5861, Church Spire and
Autumn Foliage, Horizontal,
Woodsville, New Hampshire

5404, River Rocks and Maple
Leaves, Swift River, White

5411, Maple Leaves and Needles,

7384, Abandoned Barn,
Piscataquis, ME

5693, Granite, Maple and

5703, Swift River, Brown Rock

5708, Granite Rocks and
Fallen Leaves, New Hampshire

5712, Swift River, Boulders
and Yellow Foliage,
New Hampshire

5715, White Birch
Trunks and Red Maple,
New Hampshire

5713, Swift River, Bright Leaves
and Boulders, New Hampshire

7365, Sandy Stream, Near Mt Katahdin
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7374, Three Birch Trunks, Maple Leaves
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7376, Maple Trunk and Leaves
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7381, Pool with Five Maples
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7382, Birch, Pool, Reflections
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7383, Maple Leaves
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7394, Sandy Stream Pond, Red Leaves and Rock, Katahdin in background.
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7396, Piscataquit River, Side Channel
Northern Maine

7397, Piscataquit River, Double Channel
Northern Maine

7393, Sandy Stream Screened by Branches
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME

7364, Millinocket Lake and Cattails
North Woods, Maine

7372, Autumn, Grasses, and Two Birch Trees
Baxter State Park, North Woods, ME




Autumn in New England

October in New England is one of the most brilliant displays of autumn color anywhere.

In the far north, in Baxter State Park in the north woods of Maine, the autumn colors begin turning in late September. Autumn comes to Baxter early but it is one of the very best places to see New England colors. The North Woods of Baxter are like no other woods you have ever seen. It is solid woods where roads and trails are small and temporary and where they wage a constantly losing battle with the encroaching trees.

By early October, fall color in New England has reached Acadia National Park in mid-coast Maine. The is another great place to see the colors change in New England. Probably the best place to see the autumn colors in Acadia is on the top of Cadillac Mountain. Here you can see the brilliant reds of maple and birch, often shrouded in fog, against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Frenchman's bay. I would vote this spot as having some of the very reddest leaves in New England. This is very much an unforgettable experience. The picture above was taken on Cadillac Mountain.

Further south, in the White Mountains, along the Kancamagus Highway, the peak of autumn color, usually happens around the second week of October, often on Columbus Day. Autumn in New England here means the Swift River roaring along between banks solidly lined with the brilliant reds of Maples and the softer yellows and the white bark of birch trees. This is one of the best drives into the state and perhaps the best drive through the fall colors of New England. The picture on the right was taken along the Swift River on the Kancamagus Highway.

A little further north, another great spot to view fall in New England is Crawford Notch. Here, Silver Falls is the epitome of fall colors in New England. This is without doubt one the of very best places to photograph the full majesty of the fall colors. I once spent a whole day here and took over 200 pictures of the picturesque cascades of Silver Falls. If I had to pick one spot to represent the very best of Autumn in New England, I think Silver Falls in Crawford Notch would be it. The picture to the left is Silver Falls.

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