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Color Splash – Autumn’s Changing Foliage

October 5, 2009
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As the colors of autumn foliage begin to peak, get out on a trail to view the beauty of this natural canvas.  As daylight hours shorten, it’s amazing how many hues of orange, red and yellow appear before our eyes.  Learn about the trees and their flashy fall foliage.

 A few great places to catch a view, include French’s Ledges in Meriden, Wright’s Mtn. in Bradford, and Gile Mtn. in Norwich. Get out and catch the view. Find a new trail experience today.

 Kilowatt FieldNew trail in Wilder, VT connects Kilowatt Field (Kilowatt South) to the Wilder Picnic Area (Kilowatt North).
Take Depot Street off Rte. 5, cross wooden bridge over railroad tracks, across Passumpsic Ave. to the Wilder Boat Launch (north of field above). Trailhead just left of boat launch – follow blue blazes. Thanks to Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, and Hartford Parks and Rec. for establishing this scenic riverside trail.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. uvtrails permalink*
    October 7, 2009 12:34 pm

    Poison Ivy sure has a great mix of color this year.

    Poison Ivy displays
    it’s many colors thanks to several pigments – Green (Chlorophyll), yellows, oranges and browns (Cartoenoids), and reds (Anthocyanins).
    9.28.09 – Passumpsic Ave. (north) near Kilowatt Trails, Wilder, VT

  2. October 9, 2009 9:54 am

    Another great hike to do and enjoy the splendors of the season is Mount Cube, Orford, NH. Take the Valley Quest of the month, Gimli and Legolas Quest, up part of the Cross Rivendell Trail and enjoy the great views. Clues and map available at:
    http://www.vitalcommunities.org/ValleyQuest/questofmonth.htm.

  3. John Taylor permalink*
    October 9, 2009 10:16 am

    Sounds like a great quest Laura.
    Thanks to great efforts by Rivendell Trails Association trail crews, trails to Mt. Cube have much improved treadway, making them wonderful places to explore these days.
    Questers – Share your experience at the Cube!

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