Fall foliage arrives in Vermont

Vermont's fall foliage season is drawing visitors from around the country and the globe.
Vermont's fall foliage season is drawing visitors from around the country and the globe.

(NECN) Vermont’s fall foliage season is drawing visitors from around the country and the globe, and generating revenue for the small state that depends on its travel sector.

According to the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, 3.2-million travelers will check out the state’s offerings from September through November, spending $600-million on food, lodging, travel expenses, retail, and second home costs. Of that, lodging alone accounts for roughly $109-million in expenditures, the department noted.

At Norwich University in Northfield, an introduction to painting class had an awfully tough job Wednesday: trying to do the trees justice with a brush.

“I kind of like the reddish colors,” student Sarah McLean said, as she took brush to canvas to paint a trees vivid orangey-red leaves.

“It’s hard to capture the unique colors,” added Cole Stever, another student in the art class who was observing trees while painting.

Matt Benedetto, the owner of a small business called Vermont Aerial Photo, tackles the challenge of capturing the colors of the fall foliage using a drone.

“When you see it from above, it completely changes your perspective,” Benedetto said of Vermont’s foliage.

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