Troubling Reason Why This Most Photographed Fall Drive in New England is Now Off-Limits
Shame on those of you who caused this. Now, I know you'll recognize the photos. People all over the country (and dare I say the world) have seen various pictures of one of the most iconic, idyllic autumn photographs that's truly the epitome of New England in the fall. But sadly, rudeness, disgusting happenings, and damage by tourists has led to the closure of this beautiful, serene spot to tourists this 2023 season.
People schedule fall leaf peeping trips around this most photographed fall location each and every year. Seeing photos of the Sleepy Hollow Farm in Vermont is enough to experience all the New England fall feels and melt away for a minute into a Hallmark movie world. It's like stepping into a real-life painting, essentially.
Heartbreakingly, that's the extent of what anyone can do this fall 2023 season. According to the Boston.com website, the unbelievable disrespect that has arisen from social media influencers and others over the last few years has increased, resulting in the closure.
Now, anyone who dares will be met with barricades and closure signs around Cloudland and Barber Hill roads in the tiny town of Pomfret, Vermont, just outside of Woodstock. The town has approved parking bans as well. This means you can't even get out and walk over for stunning photos through October 15 during prime leaf peeping season.