What U.S. state says FALL COLOR like no other? Yep, it's Vermont.
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, capped off by 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.
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Vermont fall festival season. Have fun!
It aint just snow in Stowe -- at the annual
Arts Festival in September.
September 16, 2023 -- Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival St. Johnsbury --
Check out the arts & crafts fair, a farmers' market, craft demonstrations, train rides and children's events, free admission to the Fairbanks Museum & planetarium shows, great food and more.
September 30, 2023 -- Burke Fall Foliage Festival East Burke -- Celebrate the season with hearty festival fare plus arts & crafts vendors, kid-friendly pony rides, a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides plus live music performances throughout the day.
October 1, 2023 -- Autumn on the Green Danville --
More than a hundred crafters show off their wares at this peak autumn fest including hand-crafted furniture, homespun knitware, jellies jams, pumpkins, plus delicious BBQ pulled pork, soups and stews, and more.
October 6 - October 8, 2023 -- Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Stowe -- Delicious food served up by local chefs plus 150 artists and artisans, craft demonstrations, and three days of live music against a backdrop of glorious fall color.
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.
Vermont Fall Foliage Forecaster - Check out the interactive map using collected data to show where fall foliage is likely to peak, including a fall foliage newsletter signup to keep up-to-date.