This Fall Foliage Photo Tour is a multi-day adventure in western Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This area is rich in geographical beauty with the Mahoosuc & Presidential Mountain Ranges, Grafton Notch, Maine Public Reserve Lands, and the Androscoggin River Valley.
Come 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.
I 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.
October 8-15, 2023, Fee $1625 (not including lodging or meals ) (Discounts for non-photographing companions are offered on an individual basis.)
- Stay in one place the entire time.
- Room options include kitchens – no need to eat out every meal.
- Let me know if you are traveling alone and would like to share a room.
- More info below.
“I have gone on the fall foliage photo tour. And it was the best. So much so I went a second time!” -J.M.
- elevate your camera skills by submerging yourself in 6 days of shooting
- creative composition and camera handling techniques through discussions
- ways to expand your photographic eye with on-location feedback
- individual review of your images in the field and at the lodge during group discussions
- all skill levels and all camera types are welcome
“Dee works well with all levels. I highly recommend any of her tours.” -S.L.
- the areas best shooting spots
- waterfalls & covered bridges
- meandering streams
- stunning river valleys
- impressive mountain vistas, and gorges
- New England farms and quaint villages
- (see sample itinerary below)
“Dee is really knowledgeable about the locations.” -J.M
EASY ACCESSIBILITY: All of the waterfalls that you will visit have easy accessibility with only a couple that require a short hike in on well-worn trails. Once you receive more detail information, participants can choose whether or not to engage in certain activities. All the hikes are rated as easy.
OTHER: There will be free-time planned into the schedule. Explore on your own or return to shooting locations. Perhaps a drive into the town of Bethel to walk the 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 for your Fall Foliage Photo Tour:
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. This requires you 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 me for a registration form. Then, you will fill it out and snail-mail it back along with a minimum deposit of $150. Your balance is due 90 days before the tour date. See below for lodging reservation information.
If you 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; 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.
Jordan Lodge at Sunday River Ski Resort, (1-800- 207-2365), is in a very remote, beautiful location with an extremely helpful and friendly 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.
Your lodging options include a standard double queen room, a studio with kitchen, one bedroom suite with kitchen. Two or three bedroom options may be available.
All hotel deposit and cancellation policies apply. Again, I suggest that you purchase trip insurance. Once you register for this multi-day adventure, I will send the lodging info for making your reservation.
Sample Itinerary: Tour size is small (8) and allows a lot of flexibility to provide for the needs of the participants. Plans will be modified accordingly and no two years are the same, hence the reason that there are often returning guests. This is an individualized experience based on the dynamics of the group, not a cookie-cutter tour.
Day 1 – arrival, orientation, meet and greet dinner,
Day 2 – morning meeting, afternoon excursion; explore a quaint village, river valley, covered bridge, dinner on your own, importing group session
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; White Mountains National Forest, 3 waterfalls, rural villages, 2 covered bridge.
Day 6 – scenic drive to experience autumn in New England; apple orchard, farm market, antique shops, covered bridge, evening importing.
Day 7 – private meetings with Dee, outings on your own, late day group shooting, farewell dinner.
Day 8 – (time goes fast) breakfast, brief meeting, departure