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Best week in fall for peak foliage

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Best week in fall for peak foliage

I'm planning a fall foliage weekend in southwestern Vermont (West Dover) with my family and want to know the best month/week for viewing. Is late October past the peak time for foliage and is late September too early?

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1. Re: Best week in fall for peak foliage

If you search for peak foliage vermont, you will find charts with all this information for various areas. Of course, nothing is guaranteed. It can vary by location and by elevation.

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2. Re: Best week in fall for peak foliage

As neslaw said, the foliage varies from year to year. West Dover is both south and a higher elevation, making the guessing game a little trickier. And so far we are having some crazy weather ~ it's 90 degrees in Bennington now, and last week it was in the 40s. Generally the first 10 days in October should be a good bet.

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3. Re: Best week in fall for peak foliage

To answer your question more directly: late September is generally too early for "peak" foliage in southern Vermont....and late October is generally too late for "peak" foliage in southern Vermont.

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4. Re: Best week in fall for peak foliage

Notwithstanding unseasonable weather, that seems to be the consensus. Thanks.

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5. Re: Best week in fall for peak foliage

Yep - That's the rule of thumb indeed. Generally the first 10 days of Oct... though weather can swing that in or out 1-2 weeks pretty easily.

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6. Re: Best week in fall for peak foliage

Thank you for your input!

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