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Fall Foliage Report
OCTOBER 11, 2018
Vermont’s fall foliage season is in full glory, with much of the state now showing peak and near-peak conditions. Northern reaches were spectacular over the holiday weekend as colors expanded quickly and with increased vibrancy across northern and central Vermont over the last week. But now, with the return of summer-like weather, the gorgeous mix and intensity of hues is holding steady. And, with much of southern Vermont still showing lots of green in the mix, we anticipate excellent foliage viewing through much of the state to continue through mid-October.
Addison County Forester, Chris Olson reports a great range of viewing and recreation opportunities from the farmlands of the Champlain Valley up into the Green Mountains via Appalachian Gap (Route 17), Middlebury Gap (Route 125), and Lincoln Gap. Meanwhile, in Windham County, Forester Sam Schneski says that still have a little way to go before the “big change,” adding that the endless view from Hogback in Marlboro is definitely worth the stop as it picks up foliage in different stages ranging from lower Connecticut river areas to peaks and bowls.
Best Bets (North to South):
– Take Route 100C North out of Johnson through Hyde Park, onto Route 100 North toward Eden, continuing on Route 118 North until it joins Route 109 South continuing through Belvidere, Waterville, and into Jeffersonville.
– Take Route 125 East from Bridport through Middlebury, Ripton, continuing through Middlebury Gap and into Hancock.
– Head north on the Lake Champlain Byway from Ferrisburgh through Charlotte and Shelburne and into Burlington.
– Head north on the Mad Rivery Byway starting from Granville, heading north through Warren and either taking Route 17 West towards Fayston or continue north on Route 100 to Moretown.
One of the best foliage season's ever for color. Wait for the sun!
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