Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
Best Bets: This week, Vermont State Foresters and the New England Maple Museum suggest touring higher elevations and wetlands around lakes and ponds. Full Color (90-10%) and Near-Peak (60-80%) routes include:
“Foliage is rapidly approaching brilliant! The four Newark Ponds (Newark, Bald Hill, Jobs and Center) are spectacular with both brilliance of shoreline red maples and sweeping views of the mountains,” Caledonia and Essex Counties Forester Matt Langlais reports. “It’s a great chance to grab the fishing pole and canoe, and take it all in.”
“Soft maples in wetlands and marshy areas are showing bright red colors as are roadside sumacs,” Tom Olson of the New England Maple Museum notes. “Many of the higher elevations will be peaking on or before this weekend.”
Stay Tuned: Mid Stage (25 -50 %) foliage routes include:
Recommended Hikes, Walks, Rides and Swings:
“I got out for a mountain bike ride at Kingdom Trails in East Burke...it doesn't get any better. The rolling trails provide countless opportunities for the autumn experience as they wind though maple forests and over hilltop fields,” reports Caledonia and Essex Counties Forester Matt Langlais.
“Take a stroll through some of our town greens and through the villages. You'll surely find a coffee shop where you can have a seat and relax,” Jon Bouton, Windsor County Forester suggests.
“If you are a golfer, don't miss a round at Country Club of Barre in Plainfield or Northfield Country Club on Rte 12A in Northfield,” adds Washington County Forester Russ Barrett.
Visit http://www.vermontvacation.com/fall to plan Vermont Fall Foliage travel. Helpful tools include:
Leaf-peepers can also easily stay up-to-date on the color progression of Vermont’s foliage by calling the Fall Foliage Hotline at 1-800-VERMONT.