Connecticut River Color
I found some very nice color right along the banks of the Connecticut River in far northeastern Vermont. Usually, the relatively low elevation of the Connecticut Valley leads to the color being rather poor there. But this far north -- not far from the river's source in New Hampshire -- the river is much narrower than it is in southern New England, and the elevation is higher. These factors may be partly responsible for the nice color progression. I was still a bit surprised at how nice the foliage was, but then, it was that kind of year in the Northeast Kingdom.