The evenings maybe balmy at low altitudes but in the mountains, there is a decidedly chilly atmosphere which is just what is required. The effects of this is to produce the most amazing range of autumn colours of foliage to be seen anywhere. After that it was decided to explore New England through the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and upper New York State. This highway cuts through the White Mountain National Forest with breathtaking views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge. The warm and stunning colours of the trees with the backcloth of the forest covered mountains.