Melanie and I have been traveling around New England most of September and October. Watching Fall happen, experiencing the changes in temperature and foliage. Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire have provided the highlights this pass through.
This past week found us leaving the Maine coast and Acadia National Park and moving back into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. When we last were through the Whites in September, Fall had really just begun with some color, but mostly in the higher elevations.
This time around Fall was in full glory. She was a sight to behold. The Kancamagus Highway (Kan-kuh-MOG-us), or The Kanc, is an amazing drive when the leaves are changing.
Not counting earlier in September of this year, we were last through the area about 7 years ago. Melanie had a deposition in Manchester so we extended our stay and after work was done, we drove up and did a loop drive through the Whites which included The Kanc. We were fortunate both times to catch the leaves at their peak.
The photos below represent two passes along the 34 mile stretch from Lincoln to Conway, then Conway back to Lincoln. On the first pass traveling towards Conway, we stopped and I shot photographs. After lunch in North Conway, I did what I'll call point and shoot (set the camera, point and shoot) from behind the wheel. I was pretty skeptical of the results, but for snaps shot from the hip so to speak, they're turned out pretty good. Enjoy.
Put The Kanc on your list.
Acadia National Park
Dry camping, Carriage trails, North East Harbor, Seal Harbor, Bar Harbor, The Bubbles, rocky shoreline, turkeys, harbor seals, cormorants, fall foliage, lobsta rolls, horse drawn carriages, yankees, deer, electric assist bicycles, Cadillac Mountain, small snakes, starry, starry skies, quarter fed showers, wild flowers, a true gem.
Steven and Melanie