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Where to find foliage trackers for each New England state

Never miss the peak of the season again. Here are some key resources when planning your annual leaf-peeping.

Foliage at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, N.H. on Oct. 14, 2021.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/file

It’s tricky to nail down exactly when New England states will hit peak foliage, but in general, leaves start turning in the northern regions of Maine and New Hampshire typically around mid- to late September and peak early to mid-October.

Two resources we like for tracking foliage are the 2022 Fall Foliage Prediction Map at smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map, and Yankee Magazine’s interactive map of New England states, which can be found at newengland.com/seasons/fall/foliage/peak-fall-foliage-map.

Here’s where to find foliage trackers for each state:

New Hampshire’s fun foliage tracker can be found at www.visitnh.gov/foliage-tracker. It has a slider that readers can play with to help plan the best time to visit.

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Vermont’s “Leaf Squad” helps keep that state’s foliage map up to date. Find it at www.vermont.com/foliage.cfm.

In Maine, reporting for the state’s official foliage map started this week. “The 2022 Maine Fall Foliage Report issued for Wednesday, September 14, 2022, reports little color change throughout most of the state and predicts a colorful foliage season.” Find the map and latest conditions at mainefoliage.com.

Find a link to a map tracking Massachusetts' foliage at www.visit-massachusetts.com/state/foliage. The state Office of Travel and Tourism also has this map, indicating when different parts of the state are expected to have the best foliage. Check out www.visitma.com/things-to-do/seasons-2/fall-foliage.

Find a link to Rhode Island’s foliage tracking map at www.visitri.com/state/foliage.

Connecticut’s foliage season arrives later than in the rest of the New England states, with peak conditions expected between Oct. 5 and Nov. 8. Find an interactive foliage map at www.depdata.ct.gov/forestry/foliage/foliagemap.htm.

For more foliage coverage, check out this Sunday’s Fall Foliage package in the Travel section.



Chris Morris can be reached at christine.morris@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @morrisglobe.