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Old 08-15-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Overall, this thread is becoming kind of a joke. Yes, New England is known for vibrant fall colors. But so are a number of other regions, which apparently surprises many people on City-Data. Anyone driving on (or trying to book a hotel along) the Blue Ridge Parkway- from Great Smoky Mountains to Shenandoah, or a ton of other places around the country that have peak fall foliage pricing- knows that vibrant color isn't limited to one particular region, at all. And some places have more of one color than another, and the colors last much longer in some places than others.

I have to remember that there are a ton of people on C-D that don't actually visit- or have any firsthand knowledge of- many of the places they argue about.

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Old 08-16-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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When America was discussed, not sought out, they only cared for select parts. You think I specifically asked?

This thread was started because I've read a few threads about this topic and wondered what was so great about New England's fall foliage because the rest of the Northeast is pretty great for it too.

Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Two of which are famous for granite. One of which for the coast. All of which for hiking and fall foliage. I enjoy all three very much. All I am doing is raising awareness for other areas. There are a lot of trends on this website when you snoop around enough and then you raise a question as to why.

I do think other than those factors, most people don't know much about those states. Maine is picked on sometimes for being in the middle of nowhere. One night out several years ago I remember my friend met this group of guys that were acting like pricks at the bar around here and he asked where they were from, they said "Maine!". My friend asked "yeah? what do you do up in Maine, **** caribou?"
How can a state that is within a 5 hour drive of about 30 million people, be picked on for being in the middle of nowhere?

And I do not believe that your friend met Mainers who were being pricks at a bar in New York. Mainers just do not act that way...period!
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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Well, different maps say different things:
That's true. I had I posted that map because I generally agreed with it and because it was more or less in accord with the other image results. My only issue with it is that it doesn't show that there are a lot of evergreens reducing fall color along coastal SC/GA and the gulf coast.

The map you posted seems rather deviant from the norm, actually. I know that where I live mid-October is not peak foliage time at all. Late October is one thing (there isn't much difference between Oct 30 and Nov 3), but two weeks makes a big difference!
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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Default because people are idiots and I like it that way

Even in our great state there are millions of people who think New York is paved from Long Island all the way to the Canadian border. I will stack up fall in Sackets Harbor against Freeport maine any day of the week. Lets be honest here for natural beauty would you choose connecticut over the finger lakes? I kind of like it when I am driving to Old Forge in uninterrupted pristine peace and quiet knowing that there are leaf peepers stuck in traffic in New Hampshire breathing the exhaust of fellow leaf peepers So my advice is SHHHHHHHH
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:46 PM
 
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I think of Northern MN, WI, MI.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The mix of tree species (deciduous vs.evergreen) varies greatly from one location to another, and weather conditions, particularly the amount of rainfall before the leaves turn, also has a lot of effect regarding the outcome from year to year. I'm somewhat suprised that this phenomenon / process hasn't gotten tht much attention from the weather media as yet.
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The mix of tree species (deciduous vs.evergreen) varies greatly from one location to another, and weather conditions, particularly the amount of rainfall before the leaves turn, also has a lot of effect regarding the outcome from year to year. I'm somewhat suprised that this phenomenon / process hasn't gotten tht much attention from the weather media as yet.
I remember some pretty sad foliage years in northern PA after a drought.
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