Leaf peeping season beckons tourists and Vermonters alike to drive along the country roads and take in the beauty of fall. There is simply no place in the world to experience the glorious and vibrant reds, oranges and yellows that blanket the countryside. The scenic Route 100 Byway travels through the 20 towns below and makes for an easy and direct route to see some of Vermont’s most spectacular foliage. Be sure to stop along the way and explore the charming towns and take lots of pictures!
Moss Glen Falls in Granville is stunning in any season, and the best part is that you can even view it right from the road.
82% of the land in Hancock is in the Green Mountain National Forest, which is a great place to stretch your legs during a leisurely drive.
Foliage fades in and out, and no one can ever predict it's peak... But if this picture taken October 4, 2015 may give you an idea when you may catch it.
This town may be tiny, but the leaves are mighty.
The trip through each of the towns along Route 100 is picture perfect. Be sure to bring your camera!
Take your time through these charming towns, foliage season is short!
Stratton Mountain - another place on this scenic byway to see the foliage from the air.
Or bring your clubs and play a round of golf.
Miles of endless charm and bursts of color along the route will delight you.
Country roads twist and turn through the quintessential towns.
As the saying goes: When you come to a fork in the road, take it. After all, when you're in the midst of Vermont foliage, there simply are no wrong turns.
Here are a few other towns you'll drive through:
Picturesque scenes like this one in Plymouth can be found all along Route 100.
Check out the vibrant colors from above or below at Okemo in Ludlow.
An early morning sunrise in Cavendish proves that the early worm really does get the worm. Rather, the shot.
A stop at the Vermont Country Store in Weston shouldn't be missed.
This bakery in Wardsbory is called Bittersweet Memories, but your memories of Autumn in Vemront will be nothing but SWEET!
Take note of the Whitingham village center - it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This pile of leaves found in Bridgewater looks like a great collection to press and preserve the colors the old school way - wax paper and an iron.
Why not break up the drive and stay overnight at one of Vermont's charming inns such as the Liberty Hill Farm, which is a working dairy farm.
You'll find many things to see along the way such as Stone Revival in Stockbridge. Here you'll find works by a variety of Vermont artisan and craftsman, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, paintings,photography, vintage collectibles, upcycled furniture and more.
Stop into the Original General Store in Pittsfield for everyday needs and fantastic gifts along the way.
Perhaps one of the best ways to see leaves like this is from up above... such as the peak at Killington Mountain Resort.