PREPARED BY VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS, AND RECREATION
A team of foresters throughout Vermont are sharing real-time information to update visitors on the progression of foliage throughout the season. This weekly report is based on scientific data and is provided as a resource as you plan your Vermont vacation. Peak foliage can vary depending on weather conditions.
FALL FOLIAGE REPORT | ISSUE 6 OF 6
October 17, 2023: As autumn advances, colors are moving past peak in parts of the state, but even there, there’s beautiful views to be seen. As leaves accumulate on trails and sidewalks, the colors make for a beautiful walk. At scenic vistas, views stretch farther without leaves on the trees. Particularly on days when fog is lifting through the hills, the views can be quite dramatic. While many trees in northern parts of the state have dropped at least some leaves, as well as those in the high elevations, there are still pockets of color to be found in those areas. There are more leaves are on the trees as one moves south, with lots of yellows dotting the hills alongside evergreen trees. There is still fall color out there, go and see it while you can!
Northern areas – Still some color in areas like Bakersfield and Berkshire.
Southern areas – Route 7 corridor; Killington (around 1600’); Norwich area. A scenic drive through Manchester, Arlington, and Bennington will afford beautiful views and ample places to stop, sample, and explore.
TRAVEL PLANNING DIRECTORY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.
Statewide Events Calendar
Concerts, festivals, theatre, and many more large and small events are happening all over the state. See upcoming events and start planning.