Anyways, the color was early and spotty up until around Jamaica. As we headed higher in elevation, the foliage was just getting better and better, just after Stratton, Bondville, Winhall and up to route 11. I'm not even sure it was 50% so you have quite a few more days in Vermont for color in this particular area.
The highlight of the day was peak foliage at Bromley across from the mountain and parking areas! The valley/mountains south of 11 were glowing!!!!!!!!! If you happen to be in the area, I would get up in Bromley soon because it was truly gorgeous. Very strong color and cars were parked alongside the road with folks perched with their cameras in amazement! Route 100 south from there is early and pretty green into Brattleboro! More great foliage cometh in the next couple of weeks for sure in southern Vermont. And from what I've seen so far, it looks reallllly good!
Very southern VT has a ways to go but north of 11 I would say mid stage. Whatever colors are appearing are rich and vibrant and I foresee a prolonged season in southern VT especially this week with no wind! I haven't been up to Manchester yet but we have a couple more treks up in the southern tiers. I expect those areas past Manchester, are in solid mid stage by now. Route 7 north of Manchester should be really nice! I can't wait to go back up there! I will probably approach the state by route 7 on the western side next and head north from there into Dorset and Danby, over to Okemo and then back to CT.
My last Vermont fall foliage festival in Newfane today until the fall fairs roll in again in 2022.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot