Go For Gold: 16 Leaf Peeping Destinations For Autumn.
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Vermont, USA – On the eastern coast of the US, the Blue Ridge Parkway running through the Appalachian Mountains hogs much of the fall foliage glory, but Vermont isn’t bothered: it has Route 100. The 349-kilometre highway bisects Vermont, running its entire north-south length, and offering prime views across this small but idyllic state that – lucky for leaf peepers – is 75% forest. In autumn, one of the best sections to explore is the Green Mountain Byway passing through Waterbury, Stowe and Hyde Park in north-central Vermont and offering an impossibly bucolic glimpse of New England: gently rolling mountains, quiet farmsteads, clapboard churches, old mills, historic villages and forests ablaze in orange, yellow, red and bright green as far as the eye can see. [Photo: Jim Liestman/Flickr]