Scenic Drives in Vermont

Your Key to Vermont

See Vermont on the roadways that wind through the mountains and meet in the valleys. These are the roads that take travelers through Vermont's forests and farmland to historic villages and towns that are vibrant hubs of culture, commerce and recreation. Vermont's 10 designated byways range in length from 14 miles to more than 400 miles and offer access to museums, art galleries, antique auctions and curio shops. Trail heads, swimming holes, waterfalls, hikes and valley views await travelers at every bend.

Follow the Vermont Arts Council's recommendations for arts and foliage viewing destinations along Vermont's most scenic drives during foliage season.

For information about exploring Vermont’s byways by rail, visit the Vermont By Train page. Touring in an electric car? Use the Public Charging Map to stay charged and ready to explore.


Vermont's 10 federally designated scenic byways are are some of the best ways to see the state. From winding roads through charming downtowns to scenic drives through the Green Mountains, find your next adventure along a Vermont byway route.


Vermont Byways Map

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View the Vermont Byways statewide map

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Five Scenic Vermont Drives

Forget the interstate. The backroads of Vermont offer travelers 360º views, centuries-old history, and a beautiful way to slow down." Matador Network shares five Vermont drives to remember.

Ariel view of Panton Vermont during Summer

Trip Ideas

Next-level adventures call for inspiration. We can help you plan your visit with trip ideas and itineraries that ensure you see all the best Vermont has to offer.

Country Vermont road during Fall Foliage


Road tripping is one of the best and most accessible ways to take in the beauty of a Vermont autumn. Vermont’s 251 Club members suggest routes and stops in northern Vermont.

Chews and Brews along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.

Taste Your Way Along Vermont’s Byways

Vermont’s stunning views pair perfectly with its vibrant culinary culture.