Fall Foliage Update October 23, 2020

Much of the Northeast is past peak and trees are losing their leaves fast. For this week, southern parts of Connecticut, Long Island, northern to central New Jersey, and Central Pennsylvania are prime for peak foliage.

Considering where the foliage is at, recommend locations for this weekend are:

Read more

Fall Foliage Update October 8, 2020

Northern and highest elevations in Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York are past peak color and quickly losing foliage. Southern New York and Connecticut are prime for color this weekend. Long Island and Pennsylvania are estimated to peak in color next week.

Considering where the foliage is at, recommend locations for this weekend are:

Worth a try, but likely too early to get good color

Read more

Fall Foliage Update September 24, 2020

As of this week, areas of higher elevation and further north are showing color in Adirondacks of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Michigan.

New to this week are Michigan and Pennsylvania. If you know of foliage map location for additional state(s), please let me know with a comment below to add it to the tracker. Thank you!

Read more

Parks ME – Acadia National Park

ACADIA

Acadia National Park, located on the United States’ East Coast, is the 7th most popular national park in 2019 with around 3.4 million visitors. It became a National Park in 1919 under the name of Lafayette National Park and renamed to Acadia National Park in 1929. The majority of Acadia is located within Mount Desert Island and spans across many nearby islands and Schoodic Penninsula.

On our trip in 2020, the bus service within Acadia National Park was suspended. While the park gets crowded from 10AM to 2 PM, finding parking was fairly easy before 9 AM.

Featuring:

  • Lakes
  • Ocean
  • Stream
  • Waterfall
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Good Views
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Swimming Area
  • Wild Berries
  • Wild Flower

Read more

Fall Foliage Update September 17, 2020

As of this week, Vermont is getting close to peak color at many of the popular hiking destinations going into higher elevation. NY state is not far behind in the Adirondacks region. New Hampshire and Maine official maps are not showing much color in their reports and considered suspicious. I would expect Katahdin and coastal areas of Maine to start showing color as well as the White Mountains area of New Hampshire.

If you know of foliage map location for additional state(s), please let me know with a comment below to add it to the tracker. Thank you!

Read more

Fall Foliage Update September 10, 2020

Will try to keep regular updates on the fall foliage reports for the North East Region and expand the reports as I find new data streams. Hope everyone finds this useful to track down parks and hikes with the best color of the week!

If you know of foliage map location for additional state(s), please let me know with a comment below to add it to the tracker. Thank you!

Read more

PREVIEW – Acadia National Park in Maine

No worries, the blog has not been forgotten. Over the past week and a half, I have been busy exploring Acadia National Park in Maine and surrounding areas such as Bar Harbor and Portland. With the foliage season around the corner, I wanted to give folks a jump start on what is coming up, and … Read more

Parks NY – Minnewaska State Park Preserve – August 2020

Minnewaska State Park Preserve’s unique landscape was formed when glaciers were retreating from North America leaving stunning views behind. The park is open for all guests who want to enjoy the Awosting Falls, take a stroll or have a picnic by Lake Minnewaska, go swimming or get adventurous by choosing among multiple hiking and biking trails.

Many may be surprised but the park does not end at Lake Minnewaska. Lake Awosting is accessible by hiking or biking and allows swimming when a lifeguard is on duty. Additionally, there is another entrance at Sam’s Point where one can enjoy the Ice Caves hike.

Featuring:

  • Lake
  • Stream
  • Waterfall
  • Good Views
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming Area
  • Wild Berries
  • Wild Flower

Read more