Overview: The state of Vermont could be considered Mecca for serious leaf viewers in the eastern United States and Canada. Vermont is small enough that you are within two hours of most of the leaf viewing to be had there.
The often crowded but beautiful Green Mountain National Forest follows central Vermont north from the Massachusetts border for 100 miles, all the way to Appalachian Gap. It is generally the nexus for most leaf viewing in that state.
Vermont's Route 100 splits the state in half as it wobbles from southwest to northeast, tip to tail. It is approximately 140 miles long, from Wilmington in the south to Stowe in the north. As I mentioned, you will see a lot of people during foliage season. This area is easily accessable to millions and can make the most popular routes feel a bit cramped.
Viewing Dates: Viewing in the north begins the second week in September at higher elevations. The fall viewing season usually peaks and rides the wave south the first and second weeks in October.
Trees of Show: Maple, beech, birch
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