Summer is coming to an end in Vermont. We are beginning to see signs of fall, from early morning chill to seasonal flavors and the turning of leaves. Vermont is famous for its beautiful change of color in fall. It is in the early stages, and soon most trees will be vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and red. Some trees that are known for their color change are maple, oak, and birch.
This is leaf peeper season. Visitors from surrounding states travel to Vermont to get a glimpse of the fall foliage. Residents get outside to take in the array of colors and enjoy all that Vermont's fall has to offer. Whether you are traveling from afar or a Vermonter, there are many ways to take advantage of leaf peeping. The peak of foliage is usually in late September to early October, which is a popular time for Vermont vacationers. This is also an ideal time for hiking, biking, apple picking and much more.
To celebrate the season, fall foliage events & festivals:
- The Burke Foliage Festival in East Burke Village on Saturday, September 24th
- Fall Foliage Weekend Chairlift Rides at Mad River Glen on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th
- Peru Fair in Peru on Satuday, September 24th
- Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival in Groton on Saturday, October 1st
- Stowe Oktoberfest in Stowe on Satuday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd
- Newfane Heritage Festival in Newfane on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th
Click here for more events and festivals happening throughout Vermont in September and October.