Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

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Eric
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Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21609Post Eric
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:58 pm

First time in VT. tia


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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21610Post admin
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:06 pm

I would stick to higher terrain. Did you read the State Foliage report? If you get to Rutand, go east towards Woodstock and Quechee, You will go through the Killington area which is higher altitude. Much of the state is still green. so head north. I was at the top of the Sugarbush ski area yesterday, (Warren, Waitsfield area) and it was still too early for much color.
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Eric
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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21612Post Eric
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:36 pm

Thanks, these next few days were our only option so we’re hoping for the best

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21615Post wentworth
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:40 am

Four years ago, you would have timed it perfectly, but the Vermont Falls are later these days--I would try Killington and the Northeast Kingdom up thru Rt 114 from Lyndonville thru Island pond into Pittsburg NH(where its 34 degrees right now)

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21616Post pwt54
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:41 am

I drove the roads in northeastern VT last Thursday and there was little color on the main roads like 114, US 5 and 105. But the 2 back roads I took as shortcuts had color from the trees next to the road. The South Wheelock/Stannard Mountain road between Lyndonville and Greensboro Bend had brilliant color on the top. I would try to find some back roads up in the highlands of route 100.

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21621Post bm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:36 am

Take Route 9 east up to Woodford/Searsburg. You may find some early color there.

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21627Post Eric
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:40 pm

Thanks! The best color we saw today was going across Victory Rd. The sun came out as we were crossing the mountain.

So I guess we should head further north? We do have our passports.

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21653Post Eric
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:07 pm

Driving to Canada was mostly a bust. We’re settling down in Hyde Park this evening.

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21662Post From_the_NEK
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:57 pm

Unfortunately, the color is really going to need about week to really come out in most places. It is getting a little better every day here in the NEK, but I don't think it will be peak in most places this weekend.

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Re: Just Arrived in Bennington. Where should we head for Foilage thru Thurs?

Post: # 21663Post Texas_Aggie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:25 pm

keeping my fingers crossed for Columbus Day!

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