Someone Made a Map to Track Peak Fall Foliage Around the Country

It's not too early to start planning a tour

By Diane Rommel

 
Someone Made a Map to Track Peak Fall Foliage Around the Country
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25 August 2017

We don't want to disturb your end-of-summer vibe, but autumn is just around the corner — and depending on where you are, the leaves might already be turning. We know: It's messed up. But we can't fight the passage of time, so we might as well enjoy it — perhaps with this handy fall foliage map. 

This image above actually projects into the future by a couple weeks, but we can say with assurance that there is minimal-level leaf-turning in the northern reachers of Vermont — so get here this weekend to spot the odd yellow leaf or two, possibly from the vantage point of a riverside swimming hole, since it's still warm enough for that. Otherwise, plan to show up in, say, Burlington in two weeks' time for a more spectacular show. (We like the Inn at Round Barn Farm.) 

Of course, as this map makes clear, you don't need to trek to New England for fall colors: How about a trip to New Mexico in mid-September for a trip into the mountains? (Start off at the Inn of the Five Graces — it's spectacular.) And if you want to hold off a little, try camping in the Shenandoahs — it's cheaper, and you won't get a more immersive experience. 

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