Fall Foliage

2011 Foliage Season: Colors Continue to Grow

by Vermont.com Staff

Vermont has rebounded quickly with the help of volunteers from local and out-of-state communities, and many roads that were closed because of washouts have been re-opened!

“Look for the lemony yellows in stands of aspen along Route 2 and Route 4,” said Ginger Anderson, chief of forest management for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. “The oaks are turning in the Taconic Mountains and north, and there are warm russets and maroons developing in stands between Arlington and Manchester. Larch is still turning in central Vermont, creating more sunny yellows among bare trees.”

Windsor County Forester Jon Bouton says the river valleys are a good bet for fall foliage viewing this time of year. “We’re having some gorgeous weather this week, and I’d still stick to the lower elevations along the rivers,” he said. “Ponds and lakes are not crowded for those who might want to bring or rent a canoe or kayak.”

The Fall Foliage season in Vermont is one of the busiest times of the year while visitors flock from all over the world to witness the beautiful changing colors. This year it will be more important than ever to call ahead for reservations and check on road conditions before coming. Visit our Road Conditions page.

Parts of our updates are thanks to the USDA Forest Service, the Vermont Department of Tourism, and various “Leaf Peepers” around the state.

If you’d like to be on Vermont.com’s “Leaf Squad” to help report the Foliage conditions in your area of the Vermont, please contact us!

To view our first-hand reports throughout the state of Vermont, visit our Vermont Fall Foliage Reports.

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