The beauty and splendor of a Vermont autumn has attained mythical status when it comes to sightseeing, atmosphere and must-do adventures.
With forests covering three-quarters of our state, and the highest percentage of vibrant maple trees in the country, Vermont explodes with colors once the leaves start to turn. Whether you are touring the state on a scenic byway, or enjoying a crisp autumn hike outdoors, everywhere you look in Vermont during the fall months is alive with bursting reds, oranges and yellows.
Adding to the natural beauty of autumn in Vermont are a variety of festivals, events and activities that help celebrate the season. Harvesting fruits and vegetables, visiting farms, pumpkin patches and corn mazes, and game hunting are among the host of ways to enjoy the outdoors that make this such a special time of year.
The Forecaster can give you an idea of when and where leaves typically start changing color in the fall to give your best shot at peeping the peak.
Vermont by Road
Vermont’s 10 federally designated scenic byways will help you navigate the state and get the most out of your trip, helping you discover more.
Vermont's outdoors remains a top destination for all ages. From epic adventures to more serene ways of taking in the view, Vermont's outdoor recreation opportunities are endless.
Fall, Arts and Nature
Fall, Arts and Nature: Fall is the perfect backdrop for art. Here are ten Vermont regions with scenic drives and an abundance of arts and outdoors to explore. A picnic or scenic drive makes a day of it.
September Adventures in Vermont
Vermont weekly Seven Days breaks down some of the adventures to be had in Vermont in September, as summer prepares to hand over the landscapes to fall, including adventure dinners, fly fishing, and adventures at northern Vermont’s Quimby Country.
WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.
It’s Time for October
October in Vermont is among the best times of year to take in the beauty of the state as the Green Mountains take on hues of crimson, orange and gold. Seven Days’ guide to enjoying October 2020 ranges from delicious apples to spooky season haunts to one-of-a-kind ways to get outside.
FOLIAGE: THE INSIDE SCOOP
Vermont’s 251 Club members aim to visit all 251 towns and cities in the state, giving them the inside perspective on where to see the best fall foliage. Check out their recommendations inside.
The Joy of November
Vermont’s November is a shoulder month, between the richest fall color and the brightest, sparkliest snow. Find some of the best ways to enjoy it with this month’s Staytripper guide from Seven Days.
FALL IN LOVE
Vermont's landscapes change by the day when the first leaves start to turn. Explore the season with this selection of videos, then plan your trip to see the sights in person.