This is my Vermont Fall Foliage Gallery.

the fall colors of this maple tree road Experience autumn by traveling the backroads of Vermont searching for New England fall colors

Maple tree lined road with fall colors on 10 Oct

In Vermont, New England’s fall foliage almost always starts it’s fiery color burning a swath from the North East Kingdom down Route 100 and into the Green Mountains. You will generally find good color from around the 20th of September through Mid October.

You’ll start up north but then the color will quickly advance down to the valleys and the feet of the Green Mountains and the many ski resorts. The fall colors travel from the north to the south but never in a straight line nor the way way from year to year.  Visit Vermont and see where peak fall foliage will show up this year.



Vermont Fall Foliage Gallery — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Jeff,

    Love this site. Thanks for sharing the details. My friend and myself are from California and planning to visit Vermont and Quebec and we are torn between last week of September (24-29) Vs. 2nd week of October based on the forecast we read on the internet. What is the right time to visit for peak fall foliage based on your forecast. Would love to hear your recommendation. We want to get the best out of this trip.


    • Hi Nalini, Well I think the earlier dates sound best due to what might be an already earlier fall. Since you are going north in to Quebec I see two scenarios.
      First you will go from good color into great color or
      Second you will go from great color into good color… (I don’t see a big downside here)
      The reason the reports aren’t clear is because you are heading north into CA. That is where the colors start at. They then move south from there. By 2nd week in Oct the colors will be gone in CA and fading in much of northern VT…

      I hope this helps..

      • Thanks Jeff for your response. This helps. Cannot wait to see the New England fall foliage which has been on checklist for quite some time.

    • Nalinii, I’d pick Sept 24th to 29th–Killington, as well as the North east Kingdom in Vt will be near peak then

  2. PA born, never traveled north of NY City until my mother(now gone) and I left California to complete one of our dreams,visiting was so amazing we were very fortunate to see such beauty! We carried such memories and now I cherish and tear up every time I recall our road trip. Thank you for bringing me closer to God and my mother. I dream of visiting again, it’s the only time I get truly home sick. I pray you and all of New England recover from the disaster of the horrific rain and flooding you endured. Thank you again for sharing.

    • Hi Maria, I’m also PA born (Erie). Thank you for you kind words and I hope we can give you a virtual tour of New England so you can enjoy the memories. I often tell my readers that going up into the mountains to view the foliage is wonderful but it’s so much more special to share it with someone.
      The folks of New England, I’m sure will appreciate your sentiments for them and hopefully you can come yourself soon to tell them in person.
      Jeff Foliage