Fall Foliage . . . Mother Nature Paints a Picture!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

From Long Island Sound to the Canadian border, New England is beginning to show signs of a canvas for Mother Nature to display her extraordinary painting skills.

In Connecticut, the foliage in the Western End of the state always stands out. It's typically the coolest area of the state, and the combination of warm days, cool nights, and the topography created by the hills, sets the stage for brilliant colors.

Litchfield County in Connecticut is the stepping off point for the colors of New England.

Through Litchfield County, along the border of New York lies the path of the original Appalachian Trail, a man-made walking path that runs from Mount Katahdinin Maine's Baxter State Park to Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia.

There are maps available for those that are unfamiliar with the area. Walking through the cut paths of Black Rock State Park in Thomaston Ct, one can get lost with the colors and the different views of the lake.

Traveling up Route 63 through Watertown Ct to Litchfield Ct, the open fields with the mountain backdrops will have many a traveler, stopping to take a photo, or to just take a look. Mother Nature knows her business.


There are many paths through the state that offer similar views. The Town of Barkhamsted, with the heavily forested hillsides surrounding Lake McDonough off of Route 44.

Continuing up Rt 44, will bring you through Winsted and then Norfolk, a continuing climb up the hills of Litchfield County. The Village and Borough of Litchfield is a slight detour, well worth the time. Wander along Route 202 in the center of Litchfield for the most photographed Church in New England, The Congregational Church, along a quaint, yet typical New England green. The 4,000 acre wild-life sanctuary at White Memorial Foundation offers the serene commune with nature and the driving and walking paths are spectacular.

The colors in New England are starting to show, Peak season in Litchfield County is still better than a week away, and Mother Nature is showing that she has all the right colors and is getting ready to paint her latest masterpiece.

If you find the colors, the scenery and the quaintness of the area is someplace you want to stay, I would be most happy to show you available houses for sale in Lower Litchfield County.


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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Ed, We are at peak in the White mountains of New Hampshire, it does usually coincide with the Columbus Day weekend...enjoy it's all down hill (or in piles on the ground) from here.

Oct 10, 2010 07:36 AM #35
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Paul, we have many fine agents up here that would help you to find a place to live, or even just to visit on occasion.

Cynthia, 83, I was color distracted.

Marsha, in your area the beachs and your scenery tend to take on a different texture.

Leanne, it's like nature goes all out with the crisp skies, the colors, and then.........

Oct 10, 2010 07:42 AM #36
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Gordon, the hardship you have to endure, so sad.

Eric, you have some interesting views in that area as well, There are colors on all of those apple trees as well.

Patricia, you're welcome, but you have every bit as pretty up there.

Leslie, didn't know that they had leaves on the trees out there. Thought AZ was cactus.

Cara, you get the desert sunsets on the hills and they are special as well.

Oct 10, 2010 07:46 AM #37
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Steve, that puts you right around the period of rake and blow so that the snow doesn't make strange shapes on the ground. We'll be there soon enough.

Oct 10, 2010 07:48 AM #38
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We're a couple of weeks away and can't wait !!!! The trees were stressed somewhat by a very dry summer !!!

Oct 10, 2010 08:30 AM #39
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Absolutely beautiful Ed. We still have to wait a few weeks to experience the Fall colors here. So until then, I'll enjoy yours.

Oct 10, 2010 08:37 AM #40
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

Great pictures!  The post had several pictures, so we get more out of one!  :)

Oct 10, 2010 09:02 AM #41
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co. - Frisco, TX
Real Estate Agents

It's indeed breath-taking. Thanks for sharing Ed!

Oct 10, 2010 09:04 AM #42
Lisa Orme
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY - Windsor, CT
Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu

Beautiful pictures, Ed, and I see the colors are pretty muted out your way as well. Looks like the lack of rain has really hampered the bright reds and oranges this year. Even as subtle as the colors are this year, I've never seen an ugly autumn in Connecticut...hopefully the colors will deepen up a bit over the next week or so...

Oct 10, 2010 09:42 AM #43
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I always like to see the fall pictures from back east. We don't have much of a visual cue to seasonal change in the desert.

Oct 10, 2010 10:17 AM #44
Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Ed - That was Lisa actually....lol Don't know why it showed up twice... Anyways congrats on the feature and of course the beautiful shots...  I will be doing my own shots coming soon of course from down in the NJ tropics as soon as my colors catch up to yours.....lol

Oct 10, 2010 11:09 AM #45
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Just beautiful Ed, love the last shot with the reflection in the water!

Oct 10, 2010 11:46 AM #46
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Ed beautiful scenes.  This is certainly a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors.

Oct 10, 2010 12:36 PM #47
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, several of our trees have started to turn, but we are still a week or two from hitting our peak around here.  Funny how different parts of the state peak at different times.

Oct 10, 2010 02:24 PM #67
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. Ours are just beginning to change color. Fall is a beautiful time of year.

Oct 10, 2010 02:41 PM #68
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

This is my favorite time of year.  We are experiencing similar color here.  Your photos are very reminiscent of this area.

Oct 10, 2010 03:45 PM #69
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

There is nothing more beautiful than the colors of fall foliage.  Love the photos!

Oct 10, 2010 04:14 PM #70
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


So very lovely.....we don't all get such wonderful displays.  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 11, 2010 03:17 AM #71
Jim Hazell
Real Property Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Ed,I'm here in Marblehead raking leaves.Id rather be selling houses at the moment but fall is upon us and no matter how hard i wish. Those darn leaves keep falling. Great Photos,The key to a great listing is the Photo.Happy Selling.

Oct 11, 2010 04:34 AM #72
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Ed-fall is my favorite time of the year...the colors...and coolness in the air.  Great shots of the golf course by the way!!

Oct 11, 2010 07:31 AM #73
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