Mother Nature seems to have checked the calendar and realized she was running late. We're getting reports from all over that the foliage is finally peaking. Check out the reports below. And, don't forget to check the Fall Festivals page and the Calendar of Events for some very special events while you're visiting Vermont.
Foliage is exploding in Stowe. Peak foliage around Mt. Mansfield has spread to lower elevations. Oranges, browns and yellow hues are prevalent, though leaf peepers will find bright reds around town.
-- Emet Koffman, University of Vermont,
Things got better up here in the last week and it's now peak. Pics attached from Lake Willoughby.
With the beautiful weather and the temperatures starting to dip down, we are seeing the golden yellows, brilliant reds and the crisp burnt oranges on the trees in and around the Jeffersonville area. (Photo by Laura Gibson)
The sun has come out and the colors are wonderful in Proctorsville and Cavendish. Just 15 minutes from Golden Stage Inn, the North Springfield Dam just off Route 106 has easy hiking trails that offer wonderful views of the foliage near and far.
The vibrant colors can be blink-and-you-miss-it if a strong breeze comes through. We have a few trees across property putting on a show, especially at the entrance by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. More common though, are the muted reds and yellows that are spreading across the Adirondacks and turning the Green Mountains warm. Most of the apples have been shaken out of the trees, on their way to next year's cider crop or squirreled away by furry friends.
A wave of stunning colors swept over Stratton this past week, leaving a vivid imprint of bright red, orange and yellow hues across the leaves surrounding us. Now is the perfect time to hike the mountain or take a relaxing drive around the area to witness this magnificent transformation. Fall is finally here at southern Vermont's highest peak, which means winter is just around the corner.
It finally looks like fall here at Marlboro College. Beautiful! Especially on a perfect fall day as this.
-- Sarah Warner, Marlboro College,
Color here in Woodford has really taken off in the last week. Up here on top of the mountain we may have hit peak over the weekend. It's still very beautiful, however. We're looking forward to some sunny days when we can get outside and enjoy.
-- Linda Warner, Vermont.com
Now that color has started to peak in southern Vermont, the Manchester View vista is brilliant! Our in-room gas and wood-burning fireplaces are now available for our guests' to cozy up by at night. It is still a bit warm for autumn, so walking in town is comfortable during the day, and evening dining is still available outside at some local dining establishments. Our fall decorating is in full-swing with colorful mums and other plants, as well as pumpkins and scarecrows. As the leaves put on quite a show, pumpkins are ripe for the picking at the local Pumpkin Patch!