Sometimes you experience a place in Vermont that is so incredible, it seems a bit surreal. We are fortunate to have all these places, both natural and man-made, at hand to see the postcard-worthy scenes that are so perfect that it’s straight out of our imagination. Let’s take a look at some of the places in Vermont that are so picturesque it’s breathtaking. From castles to farmhouses to gardens to rivers, there is simply no place like Vermont.
There is nothing quite like a farmhouse nestled in the stunning fall foliage like this one in Woodstock.
2. Beautiful Nests
Check out the beautiful colored eggs in this Hermit Thrush nest spotted in the Northeast Kingdom.
3. Wildflowers in the brook.
High summer brings sturdy wildflowers persevering at Sackett's Brook in Putney.
4. Hildene Gardens
The Lincoln family home is worth the trip, but if you can see the gardens when the peonies are blooming, it's magical!
5. Fairy House.
You may find a fairy house or two at the Vermont Flower Show in Essex Junction.
6. Forest Walks
Smuggler's Notch State Park is one of the many forest areas you can hike along and reconnect with nature.
7. Colors and smells.
This garlic farm and farm stand has stunning colors that simply pop... and it just might keep all the vampires away.
8. Orange Clouds
The colors of Vermont sunsets are amazing.
9. Lily Pads
Lily pads and ponds full of frogs make natural playgrounds for kids and serene settings for all.
10. Wilson Castle
The beautiful building and grounds of the Wilson Castle in Proctor are like a fairy tale.
11. Thompson's Point Afterglow
Thompson's Point is famous for breathtaking sunsets, but sometimes the afterglow is equally dramatic. This single cloud adrift in the post-sunset sky mirrors the lines and visual weight of the Adirondack mountains.
12. Miniature Castles
Throughout South Hero are Harry Barber's miniature castles. The intricate details and craftsmanship are superb.
13. Otter Creek Waterfall in Middlebury.
This waterfall is right in the middle of downtown Middlebury. Lucky students!
14. Layers of beauty.
Mountains, fields and beautiful gardens, this spot is out of a dream.
15. Stowe Rec Path
Hop off the impeccably maintained Stowe bike path and enjoy one of the many serene swimming holes.
16. Waterfalls and foliage.
Two of Vermont's favorite things in one place. Wow.
17. Basin Harbor Club
Enjoy the scenery and the gardens in a brightly colored adirondack chair at the Basin Harbor Club.