| Burlington Free Press
Here’s a preview of fall foliage for the northeast
The changing fall leaves can provide an enjoyable outdoor experience.
The first reminder that fall is almost here: the leaves are changing from green to red, yellow and gold.
Color change in Vermont begins in mid-September and continues through the first two or three weeks in October.
Leaf peepers have already spotted some color changes.
The premature shift in color can be attributed to chilly temperatures across Vermont, adding to a bright display of color spreading in the higher elevations and in some valleys, according to Vermont.com, a website that breaks down all the state has to offer to visitors.
The interactive maps below show the shift in color through November.
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See an interactive map of 2020 fall foliage here
For a nationwide view of fall foliage through November, use the SmokyMountains.com interactive map. The map shows a weekly change in fall foliage from Sept. 7 to Nov. 23 and breaks it down by near, at or past its peak.
“Our nationwide fall foliage prediction map is unique — it is one of the only fall leaf tools that provides accurate predictions for the entire continental United States,” Wes Melton, data scientist and SmokyMountains.com chief technical officer, said in a statement.
According to the map, Vermont will reach its peak foliage between Sept. 28 and Oct. 5.
To see the interactive U.S. fall foliage map, click here.
NewEngland.com has also published an interactive 2020 fall foliage map. You can click on the play button to the right or click on an individual calendar day to see the color shift.
To see the interactive New England fall foliage map, click here.
To see the current conditions in Vermont, visit Vermont.com.
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Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @danimedinanews.