Tourists can follow the leaves

October 16, 1999|By NEWSDAY

September's rains helped salvage the leaf-peeping season after the dry summer.

Throughout the foliage season, numerous hot lines provide daily or weekly updates on color progression.

For nationwide foliage updates from the U.S. Forest Service, call (800) 354-4595.

For individual states:

Connecticut: (800) CT-BOUND; www.ctbound.org

Delaware: (800) 441-8846; www.state.de.us/tourism

Maine: (888) MAINE-45; www.visitmaine.com

Maryland: (800) 532-8371; www.mdisfun.org

Massachusetts: (800) 227-MASS; www.massvacation.com

New Hampshire: (800) 258-3608; www.visitnh.gov

New York: (800) CALL-NYS; www.iloveny.state.ny.us/

Pennsylvania: Poconos region, (570) 421-5565; www.800-POCONOS.com

Vermont: (802) 828-3239; www.1-800-vermont.com

Virginia: Shenandoah Valley, (800) 434-LEAF; Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park, (540) 999-3500; Blue Ridge Parkway, (828) 298-0398

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