Trees across parts of Vermont are starting to show their fall colors.
The Vermont Department of Tourism says splashes of color can now be seen on Vermont Route 114 from Island Pond through Norton and along the Canadian border to Canaan.
Foliage season only last a few weeks, but it’s critical for Vermont innkeepers and others who cater to visitors.
Tourism officials are urging visitors to make reservations well in advance.
During weekends in late September and early October no vacancy signs dot the landscape.
The state says that in general, higher elevations will offer the most panoramic views of emerging color across the valleys.
Swamp or marsh areas will offer some of the most vivid and varied early season colors.