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2020 Foliage Season Continues to Grow

By StaffSep. 17, 2020

September 17, 2020
"The stage is set for a beautiful foliage season as early fall color begins to emerge across Vermont's higher elevations and low-lying wetland areas where crimson swamp maples are already showing color. Keep checking here as we gather information from our "Leaf Squad" to report foliage conditions throughout the state - updated weekly on THURSDAYS.

Between reports, you can find some gorgeous Vermont Fall scenery in our 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 late to plan a fall vacation in Vermont!


Foliage color generally starts to change in the higher, cooler areas, spreading down into the valleys, and moving from north to south across the state.

'Peak' colors can be found at many different times & places as the season progresses, and the timing varies from year to year, based on the weather.

Beyond leaf peeping, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Vermont’s mountains, meadows and villages during the fall. Discover Vermont Fall Festivals and other fun things to do in Vermont with our Calendar of Events. Don't see your event? Feel free to suggest an event so we can add it to our Calendar.


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The Foliage Reports are provided thanks to the Vermont Department of Tourism, and by volunteer members of our "Leaf Squad" from around the state. To submit a report for your area, please send it to [email protected], along with a photo of the location you are reporting from, and the date when the photo was taken.

To view past Foliage Reports, visit the Blog.

For more info on current conditions, call Vermont's Seasonal Hotline at (802)828-3239 ... and tell them sent you!


September 16, 2020 in Stowe, VT

9.16.2020 Stoweflake Foliage Shot
"The trees on property are just starting to pop with color!"

-- Courtney Dall'olmo,
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

September 16, 2020 in Shelburne, VT
Willow Pond Foliage 09-16-20"Yellows beginning to show their stuff at Willow Pond!"

-- Bettina Stark,
Willow Pond Farm Bed & Breakfast


September 16, 2020 in Mendon, VT
Red Clover Inn Foliage 2020-09-16"The blue sky frames the rocky cliffs of Brandon Gap, still covered in dark green with dots of yellow. This says it all: warm days, sparkling sun, chilly nights, and fall is on the way. The trees around the inn are showing signs of autumn as patches of orange and red seem to spread into view overnight.

The pace of fall is unmistakable, and we are ready with a warm bonfire, along with s'mores and lawn games for guests in the back lawn. We offer drinks and Chef Mike's dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Guests may eat outside, or inside at tables spread across three lovely dining rooms to provide for safe distance. Reservations are required."

-- Carol Ryan, Innkeeper,
Red Clover Inn & Restaurant


September 17, 2020 in Manchester, VT
Manchester View Foliage 2020-09-09"The autumnal season in southern Vermont is always colorful and fruitful! The trees will soon be aglow with bright yellows, oranges, yellows and purples. The evenings are getting cool enough to warrant wearing a sweater or light

Apple season is going strong with varieties of the crisp fruit at Mad Tom Orchard waiting for you to pick right off the trees. Harvest your own pumpkins at Equinox Valley Nursery for Halloween Jack 'O' Lanterns and Thanksgiving pies. Fall is celebrated at the Manchester View with the impressive seasonal landscape that includes many seasonal flowers, hardy plants, and pumpkins.

There's so much to do in the area in autumn and we, at the Manchester View, hope you visit this fall and make 'The View' your home-away-from-home in Vermont!"

-- Robin Green,
The Manchester View

September 16, 2020 in Manchester, VT
Taconic Foliage 09-15-20"The first signs of fall are showing in Southern Vermont here at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel. The leaves are changing a slight yellow hue and the evening air is nice and crisp.

This picture shows our Green where guests can enjoy café lights, Adirondack chairs, yard games and fire pits. A beautiful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the spender of the autumn colors. Visit our website for more information
on fall foliage specials and packages."

-- Anastasia Nichols,
Kimpton Taconic Hotel

September 16, 2020 in Bondville, VT
Stratton Foliage 09-16-20"It seems summer has gone in the blink of an eye. Waking up to temperatures in the 40's, beach towels and chairs have quickly been replaced by flannels and warm cider. The trees are no exception. With more color than one would suspect so early in the season, some trees have almost completely turned.

However, on the golf course things are a little greener. Hints of orange and red peak out from treetops while guests continue to play some of the most well cared for fairways in Southern Vermont.

The weekdays remain quiet in preparation for the coming winter, but weekends are alive with Scenic Gondola Rides, Mountain Biking, and Shopping in the Village. With temperatures still warm enough for outdoor dining, one can enjoy their favorite meal from Mulligans while basking in the early foliage glow.

Visit our website to plan your stay and stay up-to-date on latest travel guidance."

-- Luke Robins,
Stratton Mountain Resort

September 16, 2020 in Manchester, VT
Barnstead Inn Foliage 09-16-20"Foliage hasn’t set-in in Manchester yet, some random trees have turned here and there but we are holding out for a few weeks for the big show! Here at the Barnstead, our hydrangeas have changed to a magnificent shade of pink, our first sign of the change of weather.

This is our favorite time of year... refreshing nights for sleeping, the cool breeze and rustling leaves on the trees is so peaceful. Waking up to sunny days for enjoying all the beauty of the Green Mountains. Join us, Friday nights into foliage [season] for pop-up pizza dinners outdoors, from our wood fired oven. Follow our social media for our latest updates!"

-- Andrea Conrad, Owner/Manager,
The Barnstead Inn

To view current Foliage Reports, visit the Foliage Reports page.
To view past Foliage Reports, visit the Blog.

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