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13 Best Places For Leaf Peeping in the U.S.

You might have to go further than your own backyard.

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Vergennes, Vermont

The tiny Vermont town packs a punch when it comes to peak leaf peeping. Grab a coffee at the charming 3 Squares Cafe then explore mid-to-late September through late October.

Aspen, Colorado

Skiing isn’t the only reason to visit Aspen. Hit it up before the snow falls (the last week of September through mid-October) for spectacular fall mountain colors by hiking Aspen Mountain Summer Road trail.
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