Rain and extreme weather dim foliage

From a late spring frost to excessive rain this summer, Middlebury College Landscape Horticulturist Parsons said there’s several reasons why trees are looking duller this fall.

Colors near peak in the mountains

With shorter days and cooler nighttime temperatures, fall has arrived, ushering in one of nature’s most magnificent seasons.

Clippings: A summer day with fall foliage

As I write this, It’s almost painfully beautiful outside. It is the weekend of the 25th of September, on Saturday. It’s like a mid-summer day, with temperatures nearly 80, but with fall foliage hastening to turn. I drove into town on this day, late aftern … (read more)

Fall foliage road trips

Ripton/Lincoln Tour — 1 Hour: From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7, then east on Route 125, passing the Waybury Inn. Travel up the mountain, turn left at the Ripton Country Store and follow this road north to Lincoln (take your time, part of this stre … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Lamenting the loss of native foliage trees

I have a concern about our town. I know the construction mess in Middlebury is temporary but we have removed so many trees our town is losing its New England beauty. The maples in front of the old municipal building, the maples that lived between the libr … (read more)

Guest editorial: Fall foliage is worth millions to Vt. economy

From mid-September to mid-October, Vermont’s Green Mountains transform into a vibrant landscape of gold, red, yellow and orange. It’s the ultimate fall foliage destination, with over one million visitors traveling to Vermont in the month of October alone. … (read more)