One of the few things COVID-19 can’t touch is Vermont’s foliage season. Here’s how it looks so far

Breezy temperatures and vibrant leaves are making Vermont feel like a classic Hallmark haven, even when the world feels quite the opposite. 

The state got a jumpstart on its blazing foliage thanks to cooler weather, according to Vermont.com, a website that gives breaks down all the state has to offer to visitors. Vermont leaves typically change first in colder spots positioned at higher elevations before following suit in other parts of the state. 

“Thanks to chilly temperatures over the past few days, the display of bright color is spreading nicely in the higher elevations and in some of the valleys,” a Monday, Sept. 21, update stated. 

Vermont.com expects provide updates on Thursdays as foliage season evolves, gleaning insight for its reports through the state’s Department of Tourism and volunteer “Leaf Squad” members. 

Late fall foliage in Addison County on Oct. 20, 2019.

The current conditions map as of Thursday morning depicts spots lying relatively close to the edge of the state (like Burlington and Brattleboro) in the green stage, while St. Albans, St. Johnsbury and Stratton are tinged yellow to reflect the early phases of leaf-peeper season. Other portions of Vermont, including the center, are breaching into the moderate zone for foliage season. 

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Here’s a glimpse into the state’s brilliant landscape as foliage season unfolds. 

Contact Maleeha Syed at mzsyed@freepressmedia.com or 802-495-6595. Follow her on Twitter @MaleehaSyed89

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