October 11, 2018
It has been a wet and grey week here in southern Vermont. Not much chance to enjoy the color on the mountains. Next week look like it will be much nicer with a number of sunny days. That might be the last chance we get to enjoy fall foliage before it is past peak. Here is what our Leaf Squad is reporting this week.
If you can’t wait to see nature’s magnificent display, head to our Autumn Photo Gallery for a glimpse into years past. And, remember – it’s never too early to plan a fall vacation. Fall is also Festival season in Vermont so there’s lots to do while soaking in the beauty around you.
FOLIAGE REPORTS FROM AROUND THE STATE
The Vermont.com Foliage Reports are provided thanks to the Vermont Department of Tourism, and by volunteer members of our Leaf Squad from around the state.
For more info on current conditions, call Vermont’s Seasonal Hotline at (802)828-3239 … and tell them Vermont.com sent you!
“Foliage is still looking good in and around Burke. This weekend is the CircumBurke Challenge with hundreds of runners and bikers signed up for a 26+ mile journey through the woods of Kingdom Trails and Victory Hill. There is still time to sign and save at circumburke.org. On-site registration is also available. Photo of Lake Willoughby from Wednesday.”
— Laura Malieswski, Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Burke, VT
“Colors have burst in Okemo Valley. While there are still some green trees promising to extend the season a bit longer, there are swaths of red, gold, and yellows out there. And when the sun adds its own dash of magic to the canvas, voila! it’s stunning! As of October 10, driving along the river on Route 131 in Cavendish is a great way to catch some peak colors. Or you can drive (or hike of course) to the top of Okemo Mountain for a full panoramic view from the fire tower. However you do it, be sure to get to Vermont right away to see this amazing seasonal display. ”
— Julie Wood, Golden Stage Inn Bed & Breakfast, Proctorsville, VT
“We’re falling hard for autumn… the colors in the hills and valleys have to be among the most stunning in recent years. We live here, and we can hardly look away from the vistas outside our windows! With midweek warmth bouncing to seasonal temps this weekend, peak peeping season is likely to extend well into next week. With a palette like this, the Red Clover can add some color to your life, whether it’s setting a new romance ablaze or lighting a fire in a comfortable relationship. Give us a call and let us help you set up your ideal weekend to ‘fall’ more deeply in love while the mountains and valleys light up in red, orange and yellow around us.”
— Vicky Tebbetts, Red Clover Inn, Mendon, VT
“This photo, taken on Sunday, shows the rain clouds lifted long enough for us to view the foliage across the lake. Although a bit more subdued than in past years, the color is still beautiful.”
— Linda Warner, Vermont.com, Woodford, VT
The “Current Conditions” map provides an approximate view of the current foliage color in Vermont, based on the reports we receive.
Foliage color generally starts to change in the higher, cooler areas of the Green Mountains, spreading down into the Lake Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley, and moving from north to south across the state. The exact timing of the color change varies from year to year, based on the weather.