We are "past peak" throughout the state now, with a only few hidden pockets of color left. Any remaining color won't last long, and as we move thru "stick season," the chill in the air is a reminder that … "Winter is Coming!"
If you couldn't make it to Vermont this fall, you can still find some gorgeous fall scenery in our Autumn Photo Gallery, thanks to local photographers and visitors to Vermont. But truly, you've got to be here to fully enjoy the leaves. And remember, it's never too early to plan your next fall vacation!
FOLIAGE REPORTS FROM AROUND THE STATE
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.
"As leaves begin to fall, Vermont will be entering 'stick season.' This is a time where things are waiting, hesitating as the temperatures drop lower and lower. We see the branches begin to shutter in the wind and slowly the landscape turns into a black and white photograph. With color stripped from the mountains, the trees sit stark against the electric blue sky. Stick season tells us that very soon, snow will be here, and will stay for a while."
— Jessica Bonath, Sterling Ridge Resort, Jeffersonville, VT
"As we move into mid autumn, there is still a bit of bronze and gold to be seen in the valleys. With November knocking on the door, it is time to cozy up at the Clover – enjoy the hearth, and linger with friends or a date over drinks and dinner. We hope you will join us for dinner, a romantic evening, or a stay at the inn. Thank you for your support, and cheers to Vermont!"
— Carol Ryan, Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, Mendon, VT
"With the weekend’s heavy rain all color has been washed from the mountainside. Lonely, barren branches now sit quiet, patiently waiting for snow. Fortunately, they will not have to wait long. Our projected opening day is November 23rd, with events from the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan arrival to the annual Gobble Wobble 5k and Village Stroll jumpstarting our winter season. In the meantime, hiking, shopping in the village, and eagerly preparing for winter excites our guests. For a complete list of Events and Activities take a look at our events calendar and of course stay up-to-date with us on Facebook and Instagram. We will leave you with one of our favorite shots from this Fall. See you when the snow flies!"
— Luke Robins, Stratton Mountain Resort, Bondville, VT
"We are in 'stick season' here in Southern Vermont, with only a few trees clinging to their remaining leaves. It's been a beautiful season this year, possibly one of the most vibrant I can remember. I'm looking forward to seeing the colors again next year!"
— Renee-Marie Smith, Vermont.com, Manchester, VT
A great place to stop while you're Leaf Peeping in Southern Vermont, is the Dutton Berry Farm Stands. Well known for their Vermont grown produce including farmer-grown fruits and vegetables, cider, maple syrup, plants, and other unique local products, the Dutton Berry Farmstands offer a cornucopia of great-tasting Vermont produce and products. Located on Route 11/30 in Manchester, Route 30 in Newfane, and Route 9 in West Brattleboro.
"As the final leaves fall to the ground and we prepare for winter, this final Foliage Report of 2019 is simply to say… thank you! Thank you for exploring all things autumn in Vermont. Thank you for visiting our state and experiencing our byways, historic downtowns, and colorful hillsides.
'We are completing one of the longest-running foliage seasons in recent memory,' says Forests, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder. 'Excellent conditions persisted throughout, from just the right amount of precipitation to seasonal temperatures with crisp nights and sunny days that ushered our forests from a strong summer growing season into an especially extensive and vibrant display of fall color.'
We hope you will continue … to stay up to date on all things Vermont. This report will return next fall when the leaves begin to turn.
Enjoy the coming holidays and see you soon in the Green Mountain State!"
— Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing
The Vermont.com Foliage Reports are provided thanks to the Vermont Dept of Tourism, and by volunteer members of our Leaf Squad from around the state. We hope you've enjoyed reading this year's reports as much as we've enjoyed sharing them!
2019 Vermont Fall Foliage Reports:
September 9, 2019
September 12, 2019
September 16, 2019
September 19, 2019
September 23, 2019
September 26, 2019
September 30, 2019
October 3, 2019
October 7, 2019
October 10, 2019
October 14, 2019
October 18, 2019
October 21, 2019
October 24, 2019
October 28, 2019