It won’t be long before the leaves in Vermont will start their annual display of beautiful color. The best time to see the fall foliage in Vermont is typically around mid-September to late October, but sometimes you can start to see isolated trees with a little color change as early as mid- to late-August.
Beginning after Labor Day Weekend, Vermont.com will provide Vermont foliage reports from around the state on this page. In the meantime you can find some gorgeous Vermont Fall scenery in this Autumn Photo Gallery, thanks to local photographers and visitors to Vermont. But truly, you’ve got to be here to fully enjoy the leaves. And remember, it’s never too early to plan a fall vacation in Vermont!
Once the foliage season has started, the “Current Conditions” map will provide an approximate view of the current foliage color in Vermont, based on the reports we receive.
Foliage color generally starts to change in the higher, cooler areas of the Green Mountains, spreading down into the Lake Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley, and moving from north to south across the state. The exact timing of the color change varies from year to year, based on the weather.
Best Bets: During the earliest part of foliage season, viewing is more about elevation than location. Your best chances for spotting color are to ‘get high’ or ‘get low.’ Higher elevations with panoramic views will allow you to spot smatterings of color in the valleys below. Alternatively, you can ‘get low’ – marshy areas near bodies of water typically offer the first areas of foliage change and also offer a wide variety of tree species which enlarges the palette of early season colors.
Helpful Tip: Plan Ahead!
Foliage season is a very popular time to visit Vermont, so if you want to stay in a particular place on a particular weekend, call in advance to make sure rooms are available. Having your lodging plans made in advance will avoid unnecessary stress and allow you to enjoy your foliage season odyssey. Also too, it is a good idea to make dining reservations as early as possible in the day or even the night before.
For more information visit: http://www.vermont.com/foliage.cfm
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