September 14th 2012
Fall Foliage in North Conway, New Hampshire and the beautiful White Mountains
One never knows what to expect of the foliage season in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. North Conway especially and our New England villages all know that with Mother Nature, anything can happen. As I write this, we’ve had an early frost in parts of the Great North Woods, but in Jackson Village, Conway Village and nearby Bretton Woods, the temps have gone as low as the high 30’s to low 40 degrees. Enough to scare us home gardeners who still have crops to be picked..
According to the experts, the rainy summer up here, followed by an early frost in September may have put an end to the growing season for some areas but created favorable conditions for a brilliant foliage season to follow. The cold nights and warm days help turn the leaves into fiery reds and vibrant oranges; blasts of colors will be near or at peak in all regions of the state as mid October arrives.
The apple picking report is mixed and varies greatly with the hot dry weather we had this summer in the southern part of New Hampshire and the rather rainy conditions that were prevalent in the mid to northern regions. A sunny September, however, should help plump up the apple crops. The word at local orchards is: A good crop of small to medium sized sweet Macs and juicy Cortlands, as well as Red and Yellow Delicious apples should be available at local pick- your own orchards that dot the countryside here in Mt. Washington Valley.
This year because of a good foliage forecast the Department for Resources and Economic Development is hoping for a brilliant foliage season both visually and economically.
Lodging, restaurants, and retail businesses reported a strong Labor Day weekend, most of which was attributed to the almost perfect weather. Though businesses do not have a magic ball to predict the fall, local businesses are feeling optimistic. There will be continual sales at most of the outlet stores right up to Christmas. ShopMtWashingtonValley.com
Whatever the tourism season brings this year, Mount Washington Valley is chock full of fall events and bargins to be had. BE sure to check out some of our client’s discount coupons at NorthConwayCoupons.com which has coupons for ALL of the White Mountains, not just North Conway. There are great deals to be had for fall fashions or super deals on food and lodging (FoodintheMountains.com). In fact, all of our maps have coupon pages so be sure to check out each map at HospitalityMaps.com. BE safe and enjoy all there is to do and see in New Hampshire’s beautiful North Conway area and all of the White Mountains.