Welcome to Vermont’s Fall Foliage Media Center!
"Catch" the latest foliage news & imagery here....
In mid-September, as the season begins, find driving suggestions, signature events, lodging deals and the foliage report and video update at www.VermontVacation.com/fall. While hundreds of events, large and small, will be listed in the Travel Planner of VermontVacation.com, you can also peruse the Vermont Chamber Top 10 Fall Events.
VermontVacation.com midweek fall lodging specials grow to a couple dozen deals as the season approaches. There’s also a new Food & Farms package roster, with six specials available during fall foliage. A perennial favorite, Apple to iPods, where visitors to Vermont apple orchards can search for wooden apples – and win an Apple iPod - begins the first week in September.
Preliminary Foliage Report: “Our forest health staff from around the state have all agreed that Vermont's forest trees are in particularly good foliar condition so far this summer. They are well-watered, with ample sunshine, and show remarkably low levels of foliar diseases and insects or other stress agents. In short, they are as lush and green as we could hope for and this early summer green bodes well for the development of full fall color.”
- Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation
Why Vermont? With the highest percentage of maples trees in New England, one-third of which are sugar and red maples responsible for producing intense red hues, Vermont has the most vibrant fall foliage in the northeast. As Vermont is 76 percent forested and home to more than 50 state parks, leaf peepers can view expansive foliage across more than 300,000 acres of state-owned forests complemented by farm valleys, towns and waterways.
Surpassing the Season: The fun does not stop when the colors fade. After peak foliage, Oktoberfest beer lovers’ packages and educational packages are available:
- Beer Lovers Getaways: a sampler pack of lodging packages and tasting tours, and more ways to savor what The Huffington Post recently called the Best Craft Brew State.
- Fall Refreshers: Try something new or ‘fall’ back in love with a craft or culinary venture with Learning Experiences; packages are available.
VISITOR SPENDING: Fall accounts for $460 million in tourism spending, that’s a little over 25 percent of our overall year-round tourism revenue. We see approximately 3.57 million visitors in fall, who spend $128 per person. Columbus Day holiday weekend is the busiest of the year. Fall is the season that universally canvasses the state with tourism: its economic impact reaches well beyond resort areas, major attractions or the cities; back road and small town touring is on most traveler’s to-do lists.
Past Season Fall Foliage Photos: https://default.imagerelay.com/sb/66db174e-7f55-11e1-bfc5-1231390f9931
Video: Available to download every week through foliage or grab the URL or embed code from the Vermont Tourism Youtube Channel.
For the most up-to-date information visit www.vermontvacation.com/fall or Vermont Tourism on Facebook plus @VermontTourism and #VTFoliage on Twitter, or give us a call at 1-800-VERMONT.