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World's Best Foliage

Vermonters are generally a humble bunch, but when it comes to fall color, no one does it like the Green Mountain State. This is the home of the World’s Best Foliage, and we’re proud of it. Others may have beautiful leaves, but only Vermont has the working landscape of bucolic villages and pastoral meadows, framed by hillsides ablaze with color. Three-quarters of Vermont is covered by a richly diverse forest, and we have the highest percentage of vibrant maple trees in the country. There are so many reasons we have the World’s Best Foliage, we can’t list them all … but here are a few.

Don’t believe us? Come to Vermont and see for yourself! View the most recent foliage report.

Father and sons picking out pumpkins at a Vermont harvest market

Reason #10

Harvest markets

Vermont has more farmers markets per capita than any other state.


Cabot has the world's best cheddar

Reason #9

World’s best cheddar

Vermont has more cheesemakers per capita than any other state.


A glass of Vermont craft beer

Reason #8

Good beer

Vermont has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.


A hiker enjoys the view from a Vermont mountain summit

Reason #7

Our views go on forever

There are no billboards on Vermont's back roads

Reason #6

No billboards allowed


Foliage reflecting off pond's surface

Reason #5

Reflective moments

A full moon in Vermont

Reason #4

Because it’s “Moonlight in Vermont

Foliage surrounding cows with church in the background

Reason #3

Inspiring steeples

Covered bridge with waterfall

Reason #2

World-class photo ops

Vermont has more than 100 covered bridges.


Forested Vermont

Reason #1

It’s in the trees

Three-quarters of Vermont is forested. The other ¼ is just as beautiful.


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Still not convinced? Start planning your trip to Vermont this fall to see for yourself!

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