October in Vermont and Fall Foliage


No doubt about it, Moonlight in Vermont is a beautiful song, but the morning and afternoon are pretty hard to beat this time of year too! Ah, fall foliage. If you haven’t spent an October in New England you’ve missed some of the most beautiful and glorious images on the planet.

Some of our participants have taken the opportunity to combine their visit with us with a wonderful vacation in New England to capture fall foliage at its peak. Sometimes its tough to determine exactly when the leaves will be at their peak, so here are a few tips you might want to consider.

1. Fall foliage moves from the north to the south. Typically, foliage turns its most brilliant colors first, in Maine.

2. The Columbus Day weekend is thought to usually be the best time to see leaves. This year it appears the leaves are about a week behind schedule, so check weather.com for specific updates.

3. The longer you stay in New England, the better your chances of seeing leaves at their peak.

4. Once you know where you’re going, call and ask the locals when leaves peak in their area, they’re your best resource.

5. Rent a car and drive to different locations. There is varied terrain and leaves may show differently along rivers and mountains.

So, if you’re thinking of joining us in the next couple of weeks, please, bring your camera. You’ll be glad you did.

One response to “October in Vermont and Fall Foliage”

  1. maryann says:

    Loved the pictures of Vermont in October. I’ve never been to the Northeast in the fall. I’m planted in CA, which has another type of beauty. However, I’d love to go on a fall tour of Vermont. The picture even heightens my desire. Your post also shows that there are wonderful enjoyable life perks besides over eating.


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