foliage leaf from 2003Welcome to Foliage-Vermont 2022

Updated October 6th

See a 360 panoramic tour of 2022 foliage scenes here

Below an aerial view of south beach, Lake Willoughby

South beach Lake Willoughby fall colors

State Tourism Follage Report published October 3rd

With the first frosts of the year showing up across Vermont over the last week and recent stretches of bright sun and modest rain, foliage displays have gone to another level and colors are bursting. All stages of color development are now present across the Vermont landscape and there’s something for everyone, though not all in one place. Travelers exploring across the state will find areas that are still predominantly green, regions developing more autumn hues by the day, and places at peak color—and perhaps even a few pockets past peak. 

The foliage display is unfolding in almost textbook order with all regions right where we would expect them to be: The Northeast Kingdom and higher elevations along the east slopes of the Green Mountains are experiencing maximum saturation, while colors have come on strong and are increasing by the day in central regions. Foliage is still developing across much of Southern Vermont with bright color in the Champlain Valley. With cooperative weather (cool and sunny days and crisp nights, with no snow, no strong winds, and no heavy rain) we are expecting more brilliant color throughout the state in the days and weeks ahead.  

Peak foliage is considered the most extensive and intense color dispersed across the widest extent of the landscape, but part of the magic of the season is seeing the full spectrum of fall color for yourself.  Share what you’re observing with #FallForVT22 on social media and see what others are experiencing on their fall adventures, too.  

Recreation Recommendations and Best Bets 

One great way to see multi-dimensional fall color is from the water, with leaves above and their reflection below. Consider a paddle on, or a scenic hike alongside, one of the state’s many lakes and ponds. Lake Willoughby in Westmore is a great destination, with nearby hikes like Mount Pisgah, Mount Hor, Haystack Mountain, or Wheeler Mountain. Osmore Pond is another hidden gem, located at New Discovery State Park in Groton State Forest, which also features horseback riding and horse-camping for equine-minded adventurers.


Foliage color display in view from Prospect Rock

Echo Lake overview, October 10th, 2021


Foliage Festivals

Some fall festivals are on again after being cancelled throughout Vermont last year. Check out the foliage events pages for the latest updagtes on cancellations and postponements...updated September 12th 2021

Lake Memphremagog, Oct 10th, looking north in Canada . Click here to

go full screen and a slide show of the foliage

Lake Willoughby at peak fall foliage color

As to the will occur as it always has, so if you can make it in late September and early October you will see the color. Here is a link to one of the best foliage scenes we have seen in long time - Lake Willoughby in the Fall. This panorama is available as a 14" x 40" framed print or just as a print. If you want to know price and shipping, contact me

If you want to see a series of panoramas showing how the color unfolds view this series of panoramas from Morgan in the NEK