I'm confused. I just spoke with a woman from Portland ME with whom I will be doing a home exchange in Sept. She suggested that the Mt. Washington area should have decent fall colors by the 3rd week of Sept. for a great day trip from ME.
But, after researching online, including this forum, it appears that the colors don't appear till the very end of Sept or first week of Oct.
If there isn't typically color by the middle of the 3rd week of Sept. I'd rather visit ME the first 2 weeks in Sept. A day trip or two from Portland ME to MT. Washington NH would be strictly to see colors.
Thanks for helping