Trees everywhere in Vermont are beginning to distinguish themselves in the canopy and with a slight but visible change from summer's deep, lush greens to a range of lighter greens and yellows, hinting at the full display that is yet to come. Keep checking back here as we continue to gather information from our "Leaf Squad" to report foliage conditions throughout the state!
You can find some gorgeous Vermont 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 a fall vacation in Vermont!
Beyond leaf peeping, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Vermont's mountains, meadows and villages during the fall. Discover Vermont Fall Festivals and other fun things to do in Vermont with our Vermont.com Calendar of Events. Don't see your event? Feel free to suggest an event so we can add it to our Calendar.
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.
For more info on current conditions, call Vermont’s Seasonal Hotline at (802)828-3239 … and tell them Vermont.com sent you!
"At Stoweflake, we like to call this time of year Vermont's secret season. There are hints of fall everywhere in the air, the night temperatures become the perfect sleeping weather, apples are falling from trees and scattering the ground, and fall events are coming way. If you bike or walk along the Stowe Recreation Path, you will find one of our favorite tips that fall is coming… The Corn Maze! Perfect for families or couples looking for just a little challenge, with beautiful vista views of Mount Mansfield."
"Over the weekend, temperatures started to cool off a little up here in the Burlington area. More color is becoming noticeable in the trees as well – most of the soft maples have begun to turn orange and red at the tips, like out front of the Univeristy of Vermont's Old Mill building. Other trees have also started to slowly fade to yellow in anticipation of the fall season."
— Shea Lincourt, Burlington, VT
Come join us at Sterling Ridge Resort in your own private cabin and check out our new (limited edition) Flavors of Fall basket! Includes Boyden Valley Cidery's hard cider, Lake Champlain Chocolates fall treats and more!"
"Slight color beginning to show up & down the Champlain valley! Many wetland areas have swamp maples that are starting to show oranges & yellows. Many low lieing areas near the Middlebury river & near Lake Dunmore are beginning to show color as are some of the wetlands near the Otter Creek in Cornwall & New Haven. Hopefully have more for you next report!"
"The Killington Valley's fall foliage warm-up is going well, with a pop of orange and red here in Mendon. Morning fog paints the valley views in watercolor blues and greens, and wildflowers still accent farm fields. We are so fortunate to live in the Green Mountain State at such a beautiful time of year, and look forward to sharing our Vermont with our inn and dining guests this fall."
"I've been hunting for bright colored leaves throughout Southern Vermont, including along Route 103 between Londonderry & Rutland, and Route 11/30 between Londonderry & Manchester. The colors are pretty muted right now and not very bright, but there are the occasional trees with a bright POP of color here and there. Temperatures have been in the upper 60s and low 70s during the day, with nighttime temperatures in the 40s, making this a comfortable time to visit Vermont (just remember to wear layers)."
"It's a beautiful day, but you can feel fall in the air. Looking across the lake, color is beginning to appear. Won't be long now!"
— Linda Warner, Woodford, VT
"Here in the Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont there are still summer-like days ahead, but the evening chill is a sign of the autumn season to come. Some treetops are already showing their new fall colors. At the Manchester View, the gorgeous landscape includes flowering plants like the huge yellow Diner Plate Dahlia, one of many types that enhance the beauty of 'The View.' Soon we'll decorate for the fall with hearty plants, pumpkins and scarecrows. And then, like magic, the trees put on quite a show, and local apples and pumpkins are ripe for the picking!
Winding through the village down towards Bennington on Route 7A there are just enough leaves turning to make it a lovely seasonal ride. Labor Day weekend we were our usual busy selves with new and return guests luxuriating in and around our heated pool for the last unofficial summer weekend. Although the pool is closed, many of our guests look forward to warming up by an in-room gas or wood-burning fireplace starting mid-September."
"Pleasant temperatures, bright days, and colors growing brighter by the day make September the ideal time to hike the Green Mountains. Enjoy a view that inspired both the Long and Appalachian trails, which share a path over the Stratton summit, the tallest in southern Vermont. Scenic gondola rides now offered weekends and daily starting Sept. 28.
This week's events include: A serene mountain top yoga practice, open hours on our recently debuted, handcrafted mountain bike park, scenic gondola rides ideal for those keen to catch a glimpse of the earliest shades of red and golden yellow on the trees, and hiking to your hearts content."
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.