Fall Foliage

2012 Foliage Season: Colors Commence Across the State

by Vermont.com Staff

Fall Foliage Map“The stage is set for a beautiful foliage season as early fall color begins to emerge across Vermont’s higher elevations and low-lying areas.

Impending cool nights and the combination of adequate soil moisture and healthy green leaves, Vermont foresters are predicting an excellent fall season. In these early stages of fall foliage, the best colors can generally be found in higher elevations, the northern sections of the state, and in low-lying areas.”

“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 can legitimately boast having the most vibrant fall foliage in the northeast. As Vermont is 76 percent forested and home to more than 50 State Parks and one National Park, leaf peepers can view expansive fall views across more than 300,000 acres of state-owned forest land.”

– Vermont Department of Tourism

It’s fair season too! Checkout the Vermont.com Calendar of Events to find craft fairs, agricultural fairs, food fairs, and local fairs of all types & sizes throughout the state. Don’t see the fair you’re looking for? Feel free to suggest an event so we can add it to our Calendar.

From mid-September through late October, we will become surrounded by a spectacular show of colors. In the meantime you can find some gorgeous Fall scenery in Vermont.com’s Autumn Photo Gallery, thanks to local photographers and visitors to Vermont… But truly, you’ve got to be here to fully enjoy the leaves. We hope you come see the beautiful fall colors of Vermont!

The map is an approximation of the foliage color progression throughout the season. The changes generally spread from the higher, cooler areas of the Green Mountains down into the Champlain and Connecticut River Valleys (moving from north to south across Vermont).

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

Keep checking back here as we continue to gather information to report foliage conditions throughout 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!

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