The best place to see gorgeous fall foliage
Autumn leaves in Vermont are the most spectacular in the world.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 17:46
SUGAR MAPLE LEAVES: Do you have these in your back yard? (Photo: Glenn Fay, Jr.)
One of the joys of living in Vermont is the incredible light show that happens for a couple of months during every fall season. This year has been as bright as any I can remember. Scientists say that autumn leaves change color because shorter daylight triggers hormones that block chlorophyll, the green pigment, and other colors take over. Some think that conditions such as temperature, soil chemistry and seasonal water variations affect leaf color. No matter what the reason, Vermont foliage is spectacular! Enjoy.
Here is a Vermont foliage photography slideshow that will show you what I mean.
If you decide to check it out in person, there are still bright leaves in central Vermont at lower elevations and in the southern part of the state, and there will be good color for a few more weeks. Catch you on the trail!
Photo: Glenn Fay
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