Fall for a Vermont October
Words and photos courtesy of Seven Days
Fall for Vermont All Over Again with Staytripper's Autumnal Activities
By Carolyn Fox
We're entering the season for which Vermont is world-famous. "When autumn visits Vermont, there might not be a prettier state in America," writes Travel + Leisure. Yet when was the last time you took a gondola ride up a mountain to appreciate fall foliage? If that sounds like something only tourists would do, it's time to reconsider how you experience Vermont.
October's Staytripper steers you to classic autumnal activities: apple picking, foliage hikes, pumpkin patches. But we also encourage reaching deeper during your explorations, whether it's contemplating America's racial reckoning while visiting Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester, or paying tribute to our frontline medical workers at this year's Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville.
2020 has brought unexpected detours, but here's to falling for Vermont all over again.
About the series
This series, a partnership between Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing and Seven Days, will run weekly through mid-October, presenting curated excursions in every corner of Vermont. The idea is to highlight the state's restaurants, retailers, attractions and outdoor adventures so Vermonters and visitors alike can plan safe, local trips and discover new corners of the state. Happy traveling, and stay safe.