Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

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Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby ctyanky » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:53 am

Hello to all on the foliage forum! I had a business transaction to take care of in Chester this past Friday and what a gorgeous, sunshiny day in Vermont! We left CT in heavy clouds and were surprised to see the cloud bank disappear as we approached the state line area. Glorious peak color all the way up on 91 from northern CT through Deerfield corridor. There was also a lot of green as we crossed the border into VT with some past peak colors and even bold color emerging on the hillsides. This seemed very strange to me so late in the season...….

Stopped at the Vermont Country Store on 103 in Rockingham as always and it was nice not to have the heavy crowd scene! On the way to Ludlow, Okemo Mountain was tipped in snow and it was so beautiful against the blue bird colored sky! Here was stick season for sure! We stopped at the Green Mountain Sugar House for a yummy maple cremee and I couldn't resist a bit of shopping in the VT clothing section! :wink:

On the way home, we took route 35 south out of Chester and the past peak colors all the way into Grafton were still quite beautiful with a tunnel of sparkling foliage to enjoy. There are still pockets of color to enjoy in parts of Southern VT but I don't know how the rains affected the foliage going forward...... I truly enjoyed the remaining colors left from the season. Vermont will always be beautiful to me regardless of whether it is peak, past peak or stick season. The landscape is so dramatic, especially with the snow capped mountain tops, and the small towns and villages we traveled through added a sweet ending to the day.

Vermont in all seasons. A visual treasure indeed! :D
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Re: Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby triz » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:39 pm

I indeed saw pictures of Newfane from Oct ~23/24 with peak colors!

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Re: Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby ctyanky » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:01 am

We had quite a mixed bag! Snow on the mountain, stick season, past peak, peak and also green with emerging colors! I was mostly surprised to see hillsides in green at the VT border. I'm curious as to how and when the season will come to a halt with the late transitions not only in VT, but in southern New England. Interesting season, they are all so different!

I hope to get back up to southern Vermont for the holiday craft fairs which start very soon. I'm so close to the border, day trips are manageable but it can be a 10 hour day in total. :wink:

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Re: Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby triz » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 am

Considering the warm weather this week it may last even longer!

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Re: Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby ctyanky » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:24 pm

hi triz: forgot to mention, we took route 121 out of Grafton and followed the Saxtons River through Cambridgeport to 91. It was beautiful, maybe a bit past peak. We tried to go back a different way to change things up a bit...…………

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Re: Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby Utah Baker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:28 pm

Saw amazingly colorful pictures just taken today from Bennington on FB. So surprised to see such color the end of October! Incredible!

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Re: Past Peak in VT Still Beautiful To Me! Day Trip 10/25 SoVT

Postby ctyanky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:26 am

Hi Janice! Things were quite late in So VT this year so I'm not surprised what you saw on the photos. It was an incredibly late season in Central CT as well and the colors in the sugar maples were the best I've seen in many years. I was oohing and aahing around every corner! The oaks were more intense, especially the red oaks. A great late year in SO VT and CT for sure! :D



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