Autumn Scenes from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (2012)
Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties in northeastern Vermont are known as the Northeast Kingdom, an affectionate term coined by former governor George Aiken in 1949, referring to the area's natural beauty.
A rugged region of rolling hills, beautiful ponds, pristine forests and hardy people, the Northeast Kingdom is a favorite destination for leaf-peepers. Based on reports from locals that it was the best season for color in years, I set out in early October to see for myself. Despite somewhat uncooperative weather, I was not disappointed, and I don't think you will be either.