Vermont Fall Foliage Vacations

Visitors planning a Vermont fall foliage vacation often arrange their fall trip based on the perceived timing of peak autumn foliage in Vermont, usually considered to be during October but …Mother Nature is rarely predictable!  Fall colors develop from early fall frosts - the heavier the frost the faster the maples turn to the peak foliage colors Vermont is so famous for.  Late September can be the best secret of all as in 2014!

Finding the Best Vermont Fall Foliage Colors

Choose a central location for your Vermont fall vacation and let the innkeepers guide you on

  • The best fall color based on their local knowledge of the mountains and valleys.
  • The best scenic drives and covered bridges
  • The best places to spot a moose and much more!

For more, read 10 Really useful tips for a Vermont Fall Foliage Getaway

Touring Central Vermont Towns & Top Vermont Attractions

Waitsfield, Vermont

(the home of Tucker Hill Inn)

In the heart of the Green Mountains this charming unspoiled town features unique artisan shops, unforgettable Vermont scenery, covered bridges and excellent restaurants.  At the junctions of two Vermont scenic-byways, Route 17 and Route 100, Yankee Magazine claimed Route 100 as the Best Fall Foliage Viewing in New England.  Four notable driving “gaps” cross the mountains in this area – the Appalachian, Middlebury, Lincoln and Roxbury Gaps, all offering amazing vistas and scenery.

Montpelier, Vermont

(30 minutes)

The Vermont State Capital has a magnificent gold-domed State House, and is home to the New England Culinary Institute.  Popular near-by Vermont attractions include Vermont Historical Museum, Cabot Cheese Creamery, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, Hope Cemetry and Rock of Ages.

Waterbury & Stowe, Vermont

(20-40 minutes)

Vermont’s No. 1 top tourist attraction resides in Waterbury – Ben & Jerrys as well as the up-coming Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.  Stowe is a bustling Vermont tourist town with numerous shops, restaurants and activity.

Burlington, Vermont

(45 minutes)

A college and commerce town on the shores of Lake Champlain. Popular Vermont attractions include Shelburne Farms & Museum, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Magic Hat Brewery and Lake Champlain Chocolates