September 6, 2018
The temperatures this week are more reminiscent of summer than fall, but there are hints that fall is on the way. The days are getting shorter and hints of color are beginning to show on a few trees. Here is what our Leaf Squad is reporting from around the state.
“Bits of red are starting to show in and around Burke. Photo shows a little red above Lake Willoughby. Upcoming events include VT Hemp Fest this weekend at Burke Mountain. The Burke Fall Festival is coming up on Saturday, September 29th and offers a full day of fun for all ages including a parade, huge craft fair, music, BBQ and kids games. ”
— Laura Malieswski, Burke Area Chamber of Commerce,
“Fall is in the air at Smugglers’. Leaves are just beginning to turn up high, enough to spot the slightest hues of rusty orange above the frost line. Down low, we’re seeing select maples turning bright orange! Join us for FallFest 2018 this weekend to celebrate the last two days of the 2018 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. We’ll be jamming to live music, enjoying local craft brews, and chowing down on treats from Northern Vermont’s most popular food trucks!”
— Mike Chait, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, VT
“Here at Common Ground Center in Starksboro we are starting to see the slightest change in the foliage. A handful of trees on the Hogback Mountains have turned yellow and some of the maples and ash have gone for brilliant green to a yellowy green. Here are some photos looking north (pond)and southeast (farm).”
— Christa Finnern, Common Ground Center, Starksboro, VT
“Ma Nature has officially said goodbye to summer and hello to fall! As she begins to use her Autumn color palette to paint the leaves throughout the Green Mountains, don’t miss the bird’s eye views from Bromley’s summit, or while flying high on our ½ mile long zipline.”
— Savannah Strom, Bromley Mountain, Peru, VT
“Not too much color as yet up here on the mountain in Woodford. I did see a few leaves changing which promises much more color to come. From past experience, we are about 3 weeks from peak. So, I expect to see changes taking place every day from this point forward.”
— 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.