10 Of The Most Beautiful Fall Destinations In Vermont
Vermont is always a special place that has so much beauty to offer, but autumn in Vermont is something truly magical. If you haven’t had the privilege of seeing the vibrant and striking orange, yellow, and red that comes over Vermont’s forests in October, now is your chance. Below we complied a list of the 10 most beautiful fall destinations in Vermont. Let’s begin!
1. Quechee Gorge (Hartford)
We've written about Quechee Gorge many times, and there's good reason for that. The deepest gorge in Vermont offers visitors spectacular views down into the gorge, and during the fall months, this vantage point is perfect for foliage seekers.
The most photographed town in Vermont, Peacham delivers when it comes to foliage scenery. Its rural setting and quaint downtown make this destination extremely exciting for fall visits.
3. Lake Willoughby (Westmore)
Located in the Northeast Kingdom, Lake Willoughby is one of the most breathtaking places in Vermont, and during autumn the vistas from the lake are magnificent, full of swaths of red and orange.
4. The Notch Road -- VT Route 108 (Jeffersonville)
Between Stowe Mountain Resort and Smugglers Notch, two prominent ski resorts, you'll find the Notch Road, which twists and shapes around boulders and the mountain terrain. Along this short jaunt, you'll be treated to the most amazing and colorful tree tunnel imaginable.
5. View of Kettle Pond from Owl's Head Lookout (Groton)
Owl's Head Lookout is a three-mile hike that leads to this stunning overlook. With Kettle pond encircled by Groton State Forest, you couldn't ask for a more stunning fall foliage spectacle.
Sharon is a small and cozy Vermont town in Windsor County that is full of backroads to chase the colorful and brilliant trees.
7. South Woodstock
Winding roads, old classic barns, and rolling hills grace the land of South Woodstock. Drive through this area and marvel at the serene and gorgeous landscape of this destination.
Being close to Mt. Mansfield for fall colors in Vermont is arguably the best possible spot for seeing the extreme color changes. Stowe's hilly landscape and lovely downtown all complement the dramatic color change in fall.
9. Champlain Islands
Cruise around the Lake Champlain Islands and experience fall by the lake. Our tip: get lost in the backroads in the islands, preferably along Lake Champlain's shoreline.
10. Lye Brook Falls (Manchester Center)
Lye Brook Falls, with its myriad steps full of fallen colorful leaves, is truly a sight to behold in fall.
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Quechee Gorge, Hartford, VT 05001, USA
Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT, USA
Kettle Pond, Vermont 05667, USA
Notch Rd, Jericho, VT, USA
Vermont Rte 108, Cambridge, VT, USA
South Woodstock, Woodstock, VT, USA
Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA
Lye Brook Falls Trail, Manchester, VT 05255, USA