Vermont Foliage Report: Find Peak Foliage in Several Regions Statewide
Listen & Review the Foliage Map
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The season’s first snowfall beautifully complements the foliage as it steadily moves throughout the Green Mountain State. Near-peak to full color change is seen in areas from the Canadian border south to Route 302, and is emerging in the central valleys and higher elevations of southern Vermont.
Best Bets: This week, recommended peak routes include:
Route 7 from Middlebury to Manchester
Route 4 from Killington to Rutland
Route 73 from Rochester to Orwell
Route 103 from Ludlow to Rutland
Route 100 from Ludlow to West Bridgewater
Route 30 from Jamaica to Dorset|
Route 106 north from Springfield
Route 131 west from Ascutney
Route 12 from Hartland to Bethel
Route 140 from Wallingford to Route 30 in Poultney
Route 4 from Rutland west to Fair Haven
“Color is everywhere, not just in patches,” Tom Olson of the New England Maple Museum notes.
“With the lack of a hard frost, sumacs are still stealing the show along the roadsides with brilliant reds and oranges.”
Stay Tuned: Mid Stage (25 -50 %) foliage routes are found in the valleys of southern Vermont’s Bennington and Windham Counties.
Recommended Hikes and Walks:
Mount Tom in Woodstock
Snake Mountain in Addison
Mount Independence in Orwell
Hubbardton Battle Field in Hubbardton
Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area in Wallingford
Visit www.vermontvacation.com/fall to plan Vermont Fall Foliage travel. Helpful tools include:
• Lodging Availability & Midweek Packages…including Haunted Highways Lodging Packages
• Fall Foliage Forecaster
• Scenic Drives & Byways
• Fall Travel Tips
Leaf-peepers can also easily stay up-to-date on the color progression of Vermont’s foliage by calling the Fall Foliage Hotline at 1-800-VERMONT.
Fall Foliage Photos: https://default.imagerelay.com/sb/66db174e-7f55-11e1-bfc5-1231390f9931