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I hate fall. It’s summer’s funeral. And I love summer.

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I won’t be going to Vermont this fall. Or any fall. I wouldn’t go any place where I might be called a “peeper.” Yet 3.5 million people go to Vermont every fall to look at dying leaves. That’s about six tourists for every resident.

I hate fall. It’s summer’s funeral. And I love summer.

In Vermont, there are fall foliage reports posted daily by the "Leaf Squad." You can’t make this stuff up. These are volunteers who post pictures from locations around the state, so people can plan where to do their leaf peeping.

According to the Vermont tourism site, the big stars in the foliage festival are the red and sugar maple trees, which make up more than 50% of the state’s forests. I have plenty of........


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