An area of great natural beauty
To the Editor:
We, in the Rumford valley, live in an area of great natural beauty.
We have a major natural resource in the fall as the trees throughout the hills and valleys burst into the amazing colors of the season. The fall here in the valley is a time of incredible beauty.
Other areas in Maine promote the foliage change for “leaf peepers,” but for some reason we have not realized how significant our change of trees is here in the valley. Fall is not an ordinary time of year.
We have another natural resource which no other town or city in Maine or in any other state east of the Niagara Falls has: that is our great Pennacook Falls which flowed with such abandon and power during the week after the rain-deluge of early June.
The changing color of the trees in the fall and the Pennacook Falls could be major attractions for tourists coming into the Rumford valley.
Is there not a way to promote the changing foliage of the trees in the fall for tourists, for the “leaf peepers?”
Is there not a way that the flow of the Pennacook Falls could exist for more days of the summer and fall for tourists?
Perhaps for at least one day a week?
As we seek to improve our economy in the valley, we might consider the great natural beauty that exists here as a positive attraction for tourists. It seems like it would be good for business.