Vermont’s beauty is well-known all over the world. Visitors flock to see the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains and lakes, in summer, fall and winter. Especially in fall, Vermont’s beauty is breath-taking, as the trees change their colors, and come alive. Fiery auburns and reds as well as all the colors you can imagine; people come from all over to take a look at the best places to visit in fall Vermont. Here’s an idea of some places you’ve got to see in Vermont, as well as the interesting things to do there:
Best places to visit in fall Vermont
Stowe in Vermont is one of the most charming villages you’ll ever come across. It is situated in Northern Vermont, near Mount Mansfield. The best time to visit Vermont is both fall and winter, and you can stay in Stowe to explore the surrounding countryside.
The lovely colonial homes of Stowe, church steeples, more than 60 uniquely designed shops and the 40+ restaurants, makes Stowe look as if it is a place straight out of a fairly tale. The proximity of Stowe to mountains means you can enjoy hiking, biking or skiing at any time you visit.
Stowe Recreation Path
One of the things to do in Vermont is to bike the Recreation Park, or hike it if you choose. The path starts behind the lovely church in town, winding over 5.5 miles of stunning forests, open farmland and along the West Branch River. There are pretty wooden bridges at 10 places, and this is one of the best ways to view the sparkling Vermont fall foliage 2018. You can walk and roller skate on this beautiful trail.
Hike Mount Mansfield
Hike to the top of Mount Mansfield, which is one of the best places to visit in fall Vermont. The summit is known as the ‘The Chin’; the great views from it include Smuggler’s Notch. Smuggler’s Notch is one of the most popular ski regions of Vermont. Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains can be seen too, with the view stretching to Canada.
The other way to experience the stupendous views is to go up to the summit (or rather little below it) by Gondola SkyRide.
Beer lovers have to put this brewery on their bucket list as it is considered to produce ‘the’ best beer in the US – the Heady Topper (some even say it’s the best beer in the world!). It’s closed on Sundays, so you have to plan your visit accordingly.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Amongst the best places to visit in fall Vermont; is the factory of this world famous ice cream, which is just 15 minutes away from Stowe. It’s one of the things to do in Vermont, especially if you’re sightseeing in Vermont with your kids. Taste your favorite flavor of the ice cream from their Scoop shop.
Sunset Rock is one of the best places to visit in fall Vermont to experience the Vermont fall foliage 2018. You can view the entire village from this rock.
One of the best places to visit in fall Vermont is undoubtedly the quaint town called Manchester. Nestled in the valley of Green Mountain National Forest; you will be thrilled by the beauty of the autumn leaves everywhere. Many visitors make videos of the charming falling leaves here; and so can you, to preserve the memory of your visit here. Manchester is usually chosen as a base to explore South Vermont.
Prospect Rock Trail
It’s one of the things to do in Vermont in the fall, and is one of the many trails you can choose from. This one is 3.1 mile walk which kids can also complete. The path winds along a bubbling mountain brook, before entering a birch-forest. At Prospect Rock, you will be overwhelmed by the spectacular beauty of the mountains and valleys.
Explore Manchester Town
Manchester Village has Victorian Era inns and mansions with white columns. In fall, golden pops frame the spire of the pretty church. The centerpiece of Manchester is the luxurious and popular Equinox Hotel, built way back in 1769. Wilburton Inn is one of the oldest inns which is a charming place to stay in.
Dog Mountain, St Johnsbury, Vermont
The Dog Mountain is of the best places to visit in fall Vermont, and is popular with people with pooches. There are scenic trails, dog sculptures, trout ponds and the incredible Dog Chapel. The Dog Mountain was the brain child of artists Stephen Huneck and his wife Gwen Huneck, who ran it also.
The Dog Chapel has become a kind of dog lover’s haven. It is filled with many thousands of notes that people leave as a tribute to their dogs who have passed on. The church is filled with the dog sculptures of Stephen Huneck.
The dogs and their owners have a lovely time on the trail devoted to man’s best friend. Bring your own drinking water for yourself and your beloved pooch; as drinking water is scarce on the mountain. Do clean up after you and make whatever donation you can, as the place runs on the efforts of volunteers as well as private donors. Also, do not forget to pack mosquito and other insect repellant creams (preferably organic). Enjoy the vernal pools and golden flowered trails in this unique place in Vermont.
Bennington Battle monument
Bennington is just 30 minutes from Manchester and is filled with sidewalk cafes, museums, art galleries, shops and stunning architecture. Bennington Monument commemorates Bennington Battle of 1777. From the top you get a bird’s eye view of Bennington, Massachusetts and New York.
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Apple cider is made here using a traditional rack and cloth press. It was built in 1920, and still going strong. It is one best places to visit in fall Vermont; as you will be able to sample the delight of the Cider Donuts. It is also ranked among the four top donuts in America, by Gourmet magazine. Here you can feast upon other goodies like apple pies, maple nutty bars, pumpkin rolls and so on.
These are a few places in Vermont which should be on your to-see list for sure. Replenish yourself with the stunning natural beauty of Vermont in the fall.