Of all the New England states, Vermont is probably the best known for a blanket of color that is rich, deep and varied.
From points all over the Northeast, people flock to the state just to see it -- and for good reason.
Predominately, it's the crimson and bright orange of the maple (which make up almost half of all the trees in the state) followed by the vivid yellows of the aspen and birches, or the rich gold and bronze shades of the oak and beech.
Vermont is one of the earliest states to begin dressing up for fall, beginning just after Labor Day. Soon after, the Green Mountain state "pops"-- transforming forested hills and dales into a colorful fall parade that marches from north to south.
From the Green Mountains down into the Lake Champlain Valley, it all inevitably leads to a big October finale in the Connecticut River Valley. Add to that the crisp fall air, the quaint inns and B&Bs that Vermont is famous for, and most leaf peepers want to make an entire weekend of Vermont fall color touring.
Vermont Fall Foliage Reports - Here's an excellent resource from Vermont Living Magazine including updated reports, road maps and information & directions for scenic drives
by region throughout the state.
in Vermont - General overview plus detailed self-guided tours with maps & directions by car or bike, as well as selected walking tours in Barre, Montpelier, Waterbury, and Waitsfield.