10:10 on 10/10 - that's the time and the place apparently. Vermont's Mad River Valley claims October 10th is the very best day in the whole of autumn for checking out there amazing fall foliage. There's some loose science involved to this date, mostly based on previous years' observations. Either way the whole town participates in the festivities and everyone's encouraged to break out the plaid: "anything plaid- your cow, your truck, your boxers, whatever." Even if you can't make it on October 10th, this is a great time to visit to see the hills ablaze in color as the leaves turn.
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