One of the best things about living in the Green Mountain State is the uniquely different the seasons that make the passage of time so enjoyable. What you’ll find in this small state is that there is that there is so much more going on than the standard four seasons you find anywhere else. Let’s cruise through a year’s worth of the various seasons in Vermont that keep things lively starting with the basics and continuing onto some of the more distinctive times we all experience in the 802.
Ahhh, the lazy, hazy days of summer. The sun is shining, the hikes are epic and the swimming holes are the best places to beat the heat.
Oh, we all know fall! It's that magical time of year when the trees turn vibrant hues of reds, oranges and yellows. There is nothing quite like gazing at the mountains that are on fire with color.
Brrrr.. It's cold but it sure is beautiful. Time to pull out the winter gear and embrace the chilly weather.
The weather warms up and the trees are popping with lush greens of new leaves.
You thought winter was over but it’s not season.
Just when you thought it was safe to start packing away the warm jackets and winter boots, Mother Nature gives us one last dump of snow to show us who's in charge. Sound familiar?
It's the sweetest time of year! The sap is flowing and the sugar shacks come alive as they make pure VT maple syrup. This is hard work!
The roads turn to a muddy soup and cars are covered in crusty muck. It's dirty, messy and downright annoying, but it's also a necessary evil in Vermont.
Sometimes it seems as though as soon as the last snowflake melts the orange cones come out and road work begins. The harsh weather sure can cause some damage to the streets!
Farmers Market season
Sure there are farmers markets that go all year round, but there is something extra special when you wander through the sea of white tents in the fresh open air.
Communities throughout Vermont gather together on weekends to celebrate everything from garlic to mac & cheese. The festivals are often put together by the hard work of volunteers from the community because after all - it takes a village, right?
There is nothing quite like picking a blueberry right off the bush and popping it right in your mouth. Still warm from the sun, it's not uncommon to eat more while picking than you take home.
Black Fly season
We see them a few weeks out of the year and boy these suckers hurt when they bite!
Apple Picking season
We love making a day out of picking apples and picnicking in the orchards. Time to make apple pies, crisps and cider.
Leaf Peeping season
Not to be confused with Fall. Leaf peepers come to Vermont to see the foliage and when they spot a particularly beautiful sight will stop their car anytime, anywhere. Leaf peepers also cause traffic in small towns as they drive slow, but don't pull over on the side of the road.
The leaves are gone and the branches are bare. This transition season with its chilly air mentally prepares us for snow covered mountains and trees and all the magical beauty that winter brings.