The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation says this is a great year for Vermonters to get out and enjoy the fall foliage.
“We expect this year’s foliage to be spectacular,” said Michael Snyder, VTFPR’s Commissioner.
“The deep reds, bright oranges, and yellows will bring people from all over New England, the United States and beyond. Vermont is world famous for our changing leaves,” added Snyder.
Officials expect that popular hiking trails will be busy this fall and suggest those who’d like to find a place less traveled can check out Vermont’s Trail Finder Website to find different trails in the area.
The department also wants to remind folks to follow parking signs and to drive carefully through hiking areas. Also, there are people who live in those areas that hikers should be considerate of.
One last tip is to be mindful of the shorter days and cooler nights, it’s recommended that you bring food, water, and a light with you on the trails.