Vermont Fall Foliage Update: October 8 (VIDEO)

The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing has released its latest update on the best places to view fall foliage in the state. 

All stages of fall foliage color are now present throughout Vermont. Although the northern regions and higher elevations of Vermont have moved past peak, there are still vibrant glimpses of color in protected pockets, the state reports. 

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The state has also released a short promotional video on fall getaways in the state. 

Forest, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mike Snyder reports, “Peak conditions continue to develop across southern Vermont, especially in the Connecticut River Valley and along the Champlain Valley in the west, where a surprising amount of green persists and promises continued excellent viewing through Columbus Day weekend.”

The best bets for foliage viewing:

  • Lake Champlain Byway, Route 7 in the Champlain Islands and southbound to Middlebury.
  • Connecticut River Byway, Route 5 from White River Junction south to Brattleboro.
  • Route 22A from Fair Haven to Shoreham. 
  • The Gap Roads: Routes 4, 17, 125 and 73 west from Route 100.
  • Route 140 from East Wallingford to Middletown Springs. 
  • Route 53 around Lake Dunmore.
  • West River Valley, Route 30 from Jamaica to Brattleboro. 
  • Shires of Vermont Byway, Route 7A from Manchester to Bennington.