Jeff Folger


Foliage in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts

Will the Merrimack Valley in northeastern Massachusetts have any good color left in late October? In most years, by this time, the foliage display would be fading, but the leaves have slowed down so much that there’s the potential to find good color out there. A Sunday drive: Lisa and I drove north from our […]


Northern Loop: Franconia, St. Johnsbury, Peacham

I was up early on a Friday morning in late September and drove north up route 93 to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, because leaf spotters for New Hampshire said it had “fantastic color!” I found that it was very nice color and all the hillsides were covered in colored trees, but not at peak yet. […]


Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

This leaf-peeping tour begins on New Hampshire’s route 89 to White River Junction, and then up route 5 north to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. This is a good destination for an early fall foliage foray because color changes begin in northern New England. […]

New Hampshire

Destination: Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

Believe it or not, I didn’t always know what Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, was. I had heard folks talk about it but I had never been there. I was traveling up New Hampshire’s route 93 on a rainy, overcast day a few short years ago and, upon pulling off in Lincoln, NH, I stopped to […]


Three Days in Danby, VT

Mohawk Trail We started late on our Columbus Day journey and, by virtue of not traveling up route 93 into New Hampshire like most folks, we didn’t see a lot of traffic. We decided on Massachusetts’ Mohawk Trail and got on route 2A, then route 2, and proceeded west. We stopped at one of the […]

New Hampshire

Alternative Route around North Conway

Photo Treasures on the Road Less Traveled You might ask how taking the road less traveled will increase your fall foliage enjoyment. Let’s say you’ve planned out your route and you are heading into New Hampshire’s White Mountains via route 16 from the south. Well-known destinations on this route include the beginning of scenic Kancamagus […]