Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall colors in Northern Vermont

Fall colors in Vermont are nearing their peak. While I won’t be there this year to witness this incredible sight in person, I’m posting some photos I took in 2009. I visited a good friend who lives in the Northeast Kingdom; his house is less than two miles from the Canadian border. While locals said it was only a “good” year for fall foliage, I thought it was spectacular.

It’s impossible to forecast when the colors might peak—and it varies from location to location—but my timing was actually quite good. While some places were at peak, others were still a little early, as evidenced by a preponderance of green leaves.

I had a great time selecting the photos for this post, and I hope you will enjoy your armchair tour of northeastern and central Vermont—with a side trip to New Hampshire and Québec.

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Canadian border, Holland, VT
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Farm in Holland, VT
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Leaves on Holland Pond
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Lake Willoughby
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Lake Willoughby
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Near Lake Willoughby
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Near Lake Willoughby
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Near Lake Willoughby
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Corn field
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Corn field and dried up sunflowers
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Forest road in Northeastern Vermont
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Forest road in Northeastern Vermont
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Lyndonville, VT
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Lyndonville, VT
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Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
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Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
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Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
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Vermont Route 105
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Vermont Route 105
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Cemetery, Pittsburg, NH
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Northern New Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                  
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They’ve got crazy roads in Québec!
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Québec Route 210
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Near East Orange, VT
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Waits River, VT
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Vermont State Route 232
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Peacham, VT
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Peacham, VT
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Forest near East Orange, VT
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Forest near East Orange, VT
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Sugar shack, Holland, VT, formerly used to make maple syrup
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The same location less than a month after my visit (photo by Mark Violette)

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