16 Must-See Sights in Vermont When Traveling in VT During Fall ​

Autumn Vacation Ideas in Vermont

North Montpelier Pond during Autumn

Visit VT During Autumn

Vermont is known for being one of the top destinations for those who would like to see the true colors of fall and enjoy the sights of fall foliage. Enjoy a few ideas for places to visit during your Vermont Fall Vacation. Thanks for bookmarking, https://vtliving.com.

Smugglers’ NotchJeffersonville, VT
It is considered one of the most amazing roads in the state. To be precise, it is a mountain pass featuring steep cliffs and a lot of trees that turn different shades of red, yellow, and orange in fall. There are several hiking trails both for newbies and pros, so do not hesitate to pull off and explore the surroundings or go biking.

Equinox Skyline Drive – Manchester, VT
Equinox Mountain offers magnificent views whenever you come there, yet, it is a must-visit in the fall. As you drive up, you can stop by the road for a picnic. When having reached the summit, go to the viewing center. From all sides, there are mountains. The fall foliage makes them even more breathtaking. And if you would like to hike the summit trails, you can also go to Lookout Rock.

Emily’s Bridge
Even if covered bridges are not your thing, visiting Emily’s Bridge might interest you. It looks exactly like those bridges from horror stories where all the supernatural and suspicious stuff happens. Actually, this bridge is known for the stories about it being haunted and a strange voice coming from inside of it. Emily’s Bridge is just a few minutes drive from beautiful Stowe.

Sunset Ridge Trail
Hike this trail to enjoy the scenic views of Mountain Mansfield and even more. Champlain Valley can also be seen when passing by. Due to the 360-degree view from the mountains, you can also see Stowe. So, traveling here is basically about visiting several sites at once!

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
It is especially recommended to visit the trail if you come to Vermont with your dog(s). Nearby, St. Johnsbury, there is Dog Mountain – a park your dog will love without a doubt. There are numerous paths, ponds, and open areas for you and your pet to enjoy!

Mad River Valley
The scenic Mad River valley is a place with a lot of water bodies. In addition, it is famous for the covered bridges introduced here. For those who like paddling, there is also an opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage views while moving across the Mad River. The Mad River Taste Place is a perfect spot to take a break from activities and try local food and drinks.

Great Vermont Maze
Corn mazes tended by farmers after harvesting are a usual thing here, but in the Great Vermont Maze, you get to visit the biggest maze in Vermont and even more. In October, the owners offer the visitors a walk through the haunted maze of horrors that includes actors and special effects. Family Fun, Sometimes Spooky!

Jenne Farm
Jenne Farm is a family-owned Vermont small business established more than 100 years ago. This farm is one of the most photographed sceneries in the state and the whole New England region. Also, you might have seen it in movies like Funny Farm and Forrest Gump. The rural area is not that easy to notice when passing, so it takes time to find the way there. Yet, the sight of red buildings on the hills covered with a colorful blanket of leaves is totally worth it!

VT Fall foliage sceneJamaica State Park
Here, you can not only enjoy the views of mountains, fall foliage, and waterfalls but also participate in a whole lot of activities:

And if you want more, Mount Snow’s bike park is 30 minutes away!

Groton State Forest

Here, you can go paddling in Ricker Pond, simply take a walk, or go hiking. Owl’s Head has one of the best sights in the state. Ask any local where you must go to get a breathtaking view, and they will name Owl’s Head with its magnificent scenery of hills, trees, and Kettle Pond. The hike there and back will not take more than 2 hours. And if you are a fan of long walks, consider visiting Peacham Bog Loop Trail.

Burlington Bike Path
The waterfront of Burlington stretches for 8 miles along amazing sights, beaches, and parks where you can make a stop, watch the sunset, or simply enjoy the sights of Lake Champlain. It is not a must to have your own bike, you can rent one in the Local Motion store. Along the way, you will also see a number of food trucks and cafes to have a snack or a full meal.

Champlain Valley
Champlain Valley is shared between two countries (the US and Canada) and two US states – New York and Vermont. It has numerous hiking trails, and as you reach one of the viewing spots, you won’t regret coming up there. However, even from the bottom of the valley, the scenery is overwhelming. And if you would like to try local food, visit the Burlington farmers market.

Quechee Gorge State Park
If you are a fan of camping, it is a must-visit for you. In the park, you have an opportunity to have a picnic, ride a bike, hike, fish, and enjoy the view over the Quechee Gorge dam. There is a waterfall and a breathtaking view of the Ottauquechee River, surrounded by trees from both sides of the river.

Oktoberfest Stowe
Mount Snow Oktoberfest is one of the events in Vermont where you do not have to hike, ride a bike, or whatever. Just try the freshly brewed beer, participate in contests like the yodeling or keg toss, relax, and listen to the Oom‑pah music.

Elmore State Park
One more place where you can go camping and hiking. In addition to the typical activities, there is stand-up paddleboarding. There are picnic pavilions and also a beach area. Boats are also available for rental. The hiking trails will lead you to the top of Elmore Mountain with a panoramic view of other mountains, water bodies, and marvelous colors and sights created by fall foliage.

Woodstock Vermont
This place has a special aura. In addition to the lovely Woodstock Inn Resort, you’ll find Art exhibitions, festivals, live music, cocktails, local craft brews, harvest celebrations, and a lot of other stuff to try here. Here, you can go horseback riding, fishing, biking, and golfing as well as visit the stores and cafes that sell locally sourced products:

This list is definitely not comprehensive, but still, it is enough for one to spend a full vacation in the state and have a lot of nice memories. Just imagine how much Vermont has to offer during the winter, spring, and summer seasons! Plan in advance, book direct and thanks for mentioning “Vermont Living” when you inquire.

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Green Mountain Sugar House, Rte 100N, Box 820, Ludlow, Vermont 05149
Our award winning maple candy is still being made and shipped daily along with our 100 % pure maple syrup. When you see the steam roll from the Green Mountain Sugar House, stop in and have a taste of the sweetest stuff on earth. Our red roofed sugar house, just steps away from the water's edge, is where we make everything from maple syrup to mouth-watering maple fudge. It's also a Vermont country gift shop. Make the Green Mountain Sugar House a planned stop ... you'll be glad you did! Order online on our website.
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Dutton Berry Farm- Vermont grown fruit and produce
The Dutton Berry Farmstands and Greenhouse, Route 30, Newfane, VT, Routes 11 & 30 in Manchester, VT, and Route 9 in West Brattleboro, VT | 802-365-4168
Dutton Berry Farmstands are well known for their Vermont grown produce and other unique local products. Fresh picked apples straight from our orchard are available throughout apple season. Stop in and pick up a jug of Dutton Berry Farm's fresh made apple cider, made from our home grown apples. Whether it is fresh farmer-grown fruits and vegetables, cider, Vermont maple syrup or plants, you'll enjoy visiting a true Vermont farm experience.
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Robb Family Farm, 827 Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 | 802-257-0163
Home of fine Vermont crafts. We produce the purest maple syrup you can find as well as a large assortment of fine hand-crafted treasures. Enjoy the scenic Vermont landscape and views from our shop. The Robb Family Country Shop is a family run business, consisting of a charming gift shop, farm events, mail order and baked goods by order. The shop is open throughout the year selling our own Vermont Maple Syrup, Vermont Maple Candy, Maple Syrup Party Favors, Gift Boxes, and Family Raised Beef. Sugarhouse Tours are offered year round.
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Sugarbush Farm, Woodstock Attractions, Woodstock VT attractions, Maple Products, Vermont cheese
Sugarbush Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091 | 800-281-1757
Sugarbush Farm is located on a 550 acre hilltop outside of Woodstock Village. Visitors watch cheese production, year round maple tours, sample Sugarbush Farm cheeses, Vermont Maple Products, local Honey, and other products. You can walk the nature trail, see farm animals, and best of all free admission. The farm is located 3 miles off US Route 4 on Hillside Road, across from the Taftsville Bridge, 3 miles east of Woodstock, VT. Sugarbush Farm Store is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
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Allen Pole Pruner, Made in VT
Allen Pole Pruner, 6023 US Route 5, Westminster, VT 05158 | 802-722-3331
The Allen Pole Pruner is proven to be faster and more convenient than power equipment for pruning trees. Homeowners and garden professionals agree the Allen Pole Pruner is easer is use and is more durable than any pole pruner on the market - and its made in America. View a video of this amazing Vermont product in action by the developer, Tim Allen.
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Allen Brothers Farms, Westminster VT
Allen Brothers Farms, 6023 US Route 5, Westminster, VT 05158 | 802-722-3395
We are a uniquely Vermont combination of practical and beautiful. We have an inhouse bakery featuring cider donuts, pie, cakes and cookies , a deli with signature Mac & Cheese, pizza and other warm options as well as made to order sandwiches, a country store filled with local Vermont products, locally grown seasonal produce with our own apples, corn, strawberries, and squash and pumpkins, a gas station, a nursery and garden center. Come and see what we have for you at exit 5 off I-91, easy off and on
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Yates Family  Orchard Hinesburg Vermont
Yates Family Orchard, 1074 Davis Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461 | 802-373-7437
Come pick 23+ different apple varieties, pears and plums! Visit the orchard stand for delicious, hot, out of the fryer, cider donuts, and baked goods. Try all-natural Vermont made creemee ice cream, raw pressed cider, and other yummy orchard treats. Shop for Vermont local raw honey, maple syrup, orchard made jams, Mt Mansfield Creamery cheeses, Eden Specialty ciders, locally grown mums, pumpkins, and veggies. Discover other Vermont products and artwork for sale. Bring a picnic, stay the afternoon and relax in the scenic beauty of the orchard. Open September through November everyday.
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Vermont Illustrating, LLC is a family owned business which has been distributing postcards and souvenirs throughout Vermont & the Adirondack New York regions since 2003. Vermont Illustrating produces the annual Vermont Living Calendar and related products. We offer the best variety of Vermont Souvenirs, Cookbooks, and best selling Vermont Calendar Products. Visit our website to order online.
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