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Green Mountains, Vermont
The part of the Appalachian Mountains that stretch through Vermont, known as the Green Mountains, is a must-see during fall foliage. The lush countryside that takes over most of the state turns into a spectacle of color during the autumn months. Reds, yellows, oranges, browns, purples and greens speckle the rolling hills as if it were an impressionist painting. Hot air balloon companies are scattered throughout the area, but we suggest checking out Quechee for its fantastic gorge and its valiant effort to reopen for tourists after Hurricane Irene's unexpected impact in August.