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September 21, 2016 by: VermontInn

Fall Foliage Report!

Fall Foliage Report!

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Check out the newest fall foliage report put out by the State of Vermont:

 

COLORS EMERGING IN
THE NORTH, AT HIGHER
ELEVATIONS
Most of Vermont’s forests are very green and
still in the earliest stages of color development,
but the state’s foliage show has begun in
the north and at higher elevations. Foliage
enthusiasts are encouraged to visit Vermont’s
Northeast Kingdom during these early stages
of the foliage season.
“There are some isolated pockets of very nice
early colors - particularly yellows - emerging
in the north, and also at higher elevations,
even in central and southern Vermont,”
said Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation
Commissioner Michael Snyder. “Some dryer
sites, roadside trees and village sugar maples,
along with red maples in the wetlands, are
showing typical early splashes of red.”
Overall, foliage season is shaping up quite
nicely statewide, according to Snyder.
Although some opinions are circulating
that fall foliage might suffer because of dry
conditions in 2016, that hasn’t been the
case in Vermont. In fact, some of the state’s
best foliage years follow dry summers
because, most often, dry weather brings
out the reds, thanks to some details of
plant physiology.
Trees everywhere in Vermont are beginning
to distinguish themselves in the canopy and
with a slight but visible change from summer’s
deep, lush greens to a range of lighter green
hues, hinting at the full display that is yet to
come.
Forester Matt Langlais of Essex and Caledonia
Counties is encouraging folks to head to the
Northeast Kingdom for the best bet on seeing
early-season colors. “The hardwood ridges and
low lying red maple swamps along Vermont
Route 114, from Island Pond through Norton
to Canaan, is where the show is beginning.”

 

So it looks like despite the dry year we have had the colors are going to be amazing. Check out Fall Foliage Forecaster for more information about this years foliage. Make your reservations today, we still have rooms availible for the weekend of the 14th of October, which looks to be still in peak!

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