A Drive Through White Mountain National Forest, NHNEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | November 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Living in New England we are not only pelted with snow, but we are also witness to one of the most beautiful places to be in Fall. It truly is breath taking to be able to see it for yourself. Simple drives to drop off your kid to school become a spectacle on its own. In fact it has been difficult to not stop the car and take pictures all the way. So whether you call it fall foliage, fall colors, leaf peeping, or something else – New England is the place to be.
I am sure everyone knows why, but just for my readers who are not in the USA – the colors of the leaves change to vibrant colors ranging from yellow, red, orange and every hue in between. The reason is that the trees prepare for winter and stop the chlorophyll production (the thing that keeps the leaves green) so that the “reserves” help the tree weather the “weather”. The result is so amazing, you would be crazy to not feel the awe of it all.
Video – Driving Through The White Mountains
Anyway since we are so close to New Hampshire and it is considered the “to see” place during this time we headed out that way with a group of friends. So 6 cars and some freezing weather thrown in made for some chai-worthy day. We headed up the day before, bracing the yucky traffic. Apparently every person, and their uncle, also decided that this was the weekend to head to New Hampshire. Our plan was the White Mountain area. We managed to see the Tidal Basin and took the tram up to the mountains. It is pretty difficult to have too much of a blast when it is so cold. My body was meant for warmer weather (2 trips to the Bahamas this year and I am further addicted to it). In fact I loved the ride in the tram but when I asked my daughter what she thought of White Mountains, she said “Mama you mean where we took a ride up to be in a cold restaurant?”
You really know you are in a scenic ride where people drive and then just pull off to take pictures. The bendy roads peppered with cars all along the way with everyone pulling out their favorite cameras to catch the perfect shot. Judging by the beauty, it would not be hard to get it.