On this multi-day adventure you will be in western Maine and New Hampshire to photograph the breathtaking autumn colors, the cascading waterfalls, and the distinguished covered bridges in an area that Yankee Magazine ranks among the top destinations for New England fall foliage.
October 6-14, 2022, Fee $1625. (not including lodging or meals ) (Discounts for non-photographing companions are offered on an individual basis.)
Your photography guide will lead you to the areas best shooting spots, help you with composition and camera handling techniques, and offer you ways to expand your photographic eye. There will be individual review of your images in the field and at the lodge, as well as many group discussions. All skill levels and all camera types are welcome.
As you journey through the region in Maine and New Hampshire on our daily scenic excursions there will be other photo opportunities with meandering streams, stunning river valleys, impressive mountain vistas, gorges, farms, quaint New England villages, night sky, and possibly some wildlife. This area is on the eastern edge of the White Mountains and is rich in geographical beauty with the Mahoosuc Mountain Range, Grafton Notch, Maine Public Reserve Lands, and the Androscoggin River Valley.
Most of the waterfalls that you will visit have easy accessibility with only a couple that require a hike in. The longest being about 2-miles on a well worn trail that is so beautiful that you’ll want to go slow. Once you receive more detail information, participants can choose whether or not to engage in certain activities, however, none of the waterfalls hikes are highly difficult. They are all rated as easy to moderate.
There will be free-time planned into the schedule; explore or return to shooting locations on your own or; perhaps a drive into the town of Bethel to walk the national historic district, visit the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum or the Bethel Historical Society Museum, peruse the Maine-made craft shops, art galleries, and antique shops, or go apple picking, or drive over to Mt. Washington, or if a little rest is called for, spend some spa time at the lodge.
Registration: If you’d like to pay with a credit card you will need to go through the online booking by clicking the Book Now button. You will be required to pay 100% of the tour fee and there will be a service charge of 6% by the booking company.
If you’d like to pay with cash or check, contact us for a registration form. Fill it out and send along with a minimum deposit of $150. Your balance is due 90 days before the tour date. See below for lodging reservation information.
Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel your registration more than 90 days before the start of the event, your tour fee will be refunded to you, minus a $150 processing fee. If you cancel less than 90 days before the start of the event, your tour fee (minus a $150 processing fee) will be refunded only if we are able to fill your slot in the program. We suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.
Accommodations: Jordan Lodge at Sunday River Ski Resort, (1-800- 207-2365), is in a very remote, beautiful location with an extremely helpful staff. Amenities include; restaurant, café, pub, heated outdoor pool, 2 pool side hot tubs, sauna, steam room, exercise room, spa services such as massage for an extra fee.
Our special group rates for lodging is undetermined right now. We will have options such as a studio which has a kitchen and living area, or a one bedroom suite, which has a separate bedroom, kitchen, and living area. Other room options may be available. All hotel deposit and cancellation policies apply. Once you register for this multi-day adventure you will be given more lodging info and a code to use for making your reservation.
Sample Itinerary from previous 9-day tour.
Day 1 – arrival, orientation, meet and greet dinner,
Day 2 – morning meeting, afternoon excursion; explore villages, rivers, covered bridges, dinner and downloading session upon return.
Day 3 – all day excursion to easy hike in waterfalls, New England scenery, dinner, social time, importing, prepare for image review on day 4.
Day 4 – image review, leave for all day shooting; waterfalls and scenic views, evening free time.
Day 5 – all day excursion; Kancamagus Hwy, White Mountains National Forest, our long hike waterfall includes a covered bridge.
Day 6 – scenic drive to experience autumn in New England; apple orchard, farm market, covered bridge.
Day 7 – private meetings with Dee, outings on your own, late day group shooting, evening importing.
Day 8 – nearby shooting at remote locations, farewell dinner.
Day 9 – (time goes fast) breakfast, brief meeting, departure