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New England By the Numbers: Leaf Peepers

New England By the Numbers: Leaf Peepers
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million: number of foliage tourists who visit Vermont each autumn

$331.9
million: average annual value of foliage tourists to Vermont’s economy

16,000
number of apple-cider doughnuts sold each weekend day in October at Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center, VT

30,560
number of foliage pictures that Yankee photo contributor Susan Cole Kelly has taken since 1989

1,400
average number of cars per hour passing through NH’s Franconia Notch on Columbus Day

$280
price for a day-and-a-half fall class in CT with the New England Tree Climbing Association

30,500
Columbus Day tourists in Lincoln, NH; year-round population is 1,250

2
hours: wait during peak times at 65-seat Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, NH, serving 600 customers a day in early October

10/22/1914
day that western Mass.’s Mohawk Trail, considered New England’s first scenic road, was officially opened to cars

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