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Fall Foliage

New Braunfels
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Fall Foliage

I am planning on being in the New England area and would like information on the BEST areas to see the Fall Foliage. I'll be there for one week, should I stay in just one area or what would be the best driving routes to other areas that might be of interest? Your ideas and input are appreciated! Having never traveled this area and knowing there are lots of prime spots, it's a little difficult to narrow down when you have no idea what you're doing or where you're supposed to go ... THANKS!

Burlington, Vermont
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1. Re: Fall Foliage

A lot is going to depend on when you will be here, and how the foliage is developing this year.

Also, you plan to be in "the New England area." That's a BIG area. If you plan to be in Vermont, if you can narrow it down to northern, central or southern, people can give recommendations for viewpoints and drives.

Note that the foliage develops at different rates depending on location (north vs. south) and elevation. So, while impossible to predict, the dates on which you plan to be here could determine which direction you want to head.

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2. Re: Fall Foliage

You'll want to firm up where and when you're coming now - since hotels are generally booking up well in advance.

Agree w/ Adam. The prime spots totally depend on where in New England you're planning to go and when. To get you started, the peak time for foliage here in the northern 1/3 of VT is usually the last week of Sept thru the 1st wk of Oct. The higher elevations turn earlier than the lower, and the north turns earlier than south. The areas along Lake Champlain tend to turn a little later, since the lake keeps the air warmer within a mile or so inland.

Since VT has tons of sugar maple trees, nearly all areas of the state have some spectacular foliage each year. You'll want to pick your dates and approximate places now, and get on the phone to reserve your hotel(s), since this is a very busy time for tourism.

Alexandria, VA
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3. Re: Fall Foliage

You'll find that during foliage season, a lot of places have two-or-three night minimum stays, and some will already be booked. Many places also have strict cancellation policies. So as you look at places to stay, check their available dates during your time frame, as they may not have any openings left, and act quickly once you find a place you really want -- but be sure you want it before you book, because you may not be able to get a refund if you change your mind. I don't mean to be discouraging, just practical. But on the bright side, it confirms that this is a great time of year to travel to Vermont/New England!

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