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The 2019 Vermont Fall Foliage Season Begins!

by Staff

September 5, 2019
09/04/19 Manchester Foliage by Renee-Marie SmithWhile the majority of Vermont is still green, there are a few pockets of color in some areas. It won’t be long before we start to see a wonderful display of foliage color in the Green Mountains.

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 Calendar of Events. Don’t see your event? 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 and will provide you with updates on this page as the foliage changes. Keep checking back here as we continue to gather information from our “Leaf Squad” to report foliage conditions throughout the state!

In the meantime, 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!

Vermont Fall Foliage Map - Early 2This “Current Conditions” map provides an approximate view of the current foliage color in Vermont.

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 sent you!



09/04/19 Landgrove Foliage by Renee-Marie SmithSeptember 5, 2019
“I started to see tiny hints of color around the beginning of August, and the colors are really only just beginning to show. I enjoy driving along the back roads through the towns of Londonderry, Landgrove, Peru, and Manchester, to find the occasional pop of early color among the green leaves. The weather is starting to get cooler at night and early morning (50’s), but still very warm during the day (70s-80s). I’m looking forward to watching the color progression!”
— Renee-Marie Smith,, Manchester, VT

Helpful Tip: Plan Ahead!
Foliage season is a very popular time to visit Vermont, so if you want to stay in a particular place on a particular weekend, call in advance to make sure rooms are available. Having your lodging plans made in advance will avoid unnecessary stress and allow you to enjoy your foliage season odyssey. Also, it is a good idea to make dining reservations as early as possible in the day or even the night before.

The Foliage Reports are provided thanks to the Vermont Dept of Tourism, and by volunteer members of our Leaf Squad from around the state.

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