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It’s ‘Leaf Peeping’ Season In New England

BOSTON — The height of “leaf peeping” season depends on where you are in New England. Typically, the northernmost states peak first, starting around the last week in September. The colors crest later as you head south.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Vermont is coming to the end of its peak season around now. The so-called Green Mountain State is renowned for its fall foliage, and this year it’s been bright.

Research biologist Abby van den Berg at the University of Vermont explains what makes the leaves stand out some years more than others.

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