New this year, Seeing is BeLeafing video foliage reports give visitors a fresh look at fall in Vermont. The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing welcomes viewers on a tour of dozens of scenic sites -- scouting out the best and brightest leaf-peeping locales -– meeting foresters, artists, farmers, general store clerks and many more Vermont characters along the way.
Find preliminary foliage info and the first footage of the season at www.VermontVacation.com/fall. In addition to weekly Seeing is BeLeafing videos, the webpage VermontVacation.com/fall will feature weekly recommended driving routes, events, deals and another celebration of the season, Apple to iPods, where visitors to 20 Vermont apple orchards can search for wooden apples hidden for pickers to find –- and win an Apple iPod -- beginning September 7.
The stage is set for a beautiful foliage season as early fall colors begin to emerge in Vermont. With the highest percentage of maples trees in New England, one-third of which are sugar and red maples responsible for producing intense red hues, Vermont has the most vibrant fall foliage in the northeast. As Vermont is 76 percent forested and home to more than 50 state parks, leaf peepers can view expansive foliage across more than 300,000 acres of state-owned forests complemented by farm valleys, towns and waterways. In the early stages of fall foliage, the best colors can generally be found in higher elevations, the northern sections of the state, and in wetter low-lying areas, where swamp maples bring an early splash of crimson.
Stay up to date on Vermont’s foliage progression with Seeing is BeLeafing; sign up to receive a weekly email from September 5 through late-October, follow foliage on Twitter via #SeeingisBeLeafing or call 1-800-VERMONT.
Contact: Jen Butson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802.522.7323