The Best Things to Do in the Fall in Vermont

By: Leah Shoup

Experience the adorable village of Stowe.

Stroll along the scenic Stowe Recreation Path, snap a photo at the "Welcome to Stowe" mural, and shop along Main Street.

Fall foliage road trip through the Notch.

Drive through Smugglers Notch State Park, famous for featuring one of Vermont's most scenic routes: the historic Smugglers' Notch Pass.

See the top of Mount Mansfield.

Whether you reach the summit via the Gondola Skyride, Stowe Mountain Resort's Auto Toll Road, or a challenging hike, the foliage views are simply spectacular.

Try the famous apple cider donuts at Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

When visiting Vermont in the fall, you can't miss this charming, family-owned cider mill in Waterbury.

Explore Burlington.

Ride along the Burlington Bike Path, shop at the bustling Church Street Marketplace, and watch the sunset over Lake Champlain during your Vermont road trip.

Spend a day in Woodstock.

This New England village is a must during the Vermont foliage season, home to cute shops and covered bridges!

Try maple syrup and cheese at Sugarbush Farm.

Situated just a brief five-mile drive from Woodstock, this quaint countryside farm manufactures an assortment of cheese types and maple syrups.

Snap a photo at Sleepy Hollow Farm.

If you're visiting during peak foliage in October, stop by this beautiful farm, which is one of the most photographed places in the state.

Pass by the Vermont Country Store.

The Vermont Country Store features authentic Vermont maple syrup, a charming bakery, a cheese shop, and many intriguing souvenirs.

Go on a hike to see fall foliage.

The Green Mountain State has tons of hiking trails for leaf-peeping enthusiasts, like Mount Mansfield, the Camels Hump, and Stowe Pinnacle Trail.