Fall & Autumn

  • Why Vermont’s Fall Foliage is Better than the Rest
    Why Vermont’s Fall Foliage is Better than the Rest

    Is Vermont’s fall foliage on track this season? Vermont Forests, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Mike Snyder has three words for you: trust the trees. And if you want to know why Vermont’s foliage is the world’s best, Snyder says it comes down to variation, vibrancy, and...

  • Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads
    Explore the Outdoors This Fall on These 6 Vermont Scenic Dirt Roads

    An interesting but not surprising fact: Vermont has more dirt roads than paved ones. With more than 8,600 miles of unpaved roads across the state (compared to 7,151 miles of paved roads), Vermont has no shortage of scenic dirt roads to explore by car, bike,...

  • Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies
    Four Vermont Scenic Mountain Roads to Travel Before The Snow Flies

    Scenic drives are a favorite pastime in Vermont. Throughout the year, many roads offer not only gorgeous views but also access to forests, hiking trails, and mountain bike trail networks. It’s worth noting that some of Vermont’s most scenic and rugged routes close during the...

  • 7 Ways to Enjoy October in Vermont
    7 Ways to Enjoy October in Vermont

     Leaf-peeping season is in full swing in Vermont. If you’re looking for things to do during these beautiful autumn days, here are a few ideas. Take a Hike Vermont is 75 percent forested, which means there are thousands upon thousands of acres to explore. You can do...

  • Happy Vermonters: Forester Mike Snyder Gets Primed for Vermont’s Most Colorful Season
    Happy Vermonters: Forester Mike Snyder Gets Primed for Vermont’s Most Colorful Season

    Mike Snyder is the go-to guy for Vermont fall foliage updates. As commissioner of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, Snyder is known as Vermont’s Chief Foliage Forecaster. He provides weekly foliage reports to the media and the state tourism office in September and October. Last week, Snyder hiked...

  • 6 Vermont Town Forests to Explore this Fall
    6 Vermont Town Forests to Explore this Fall

    Fall hiking in Vermont isn’t just about climbing 4,000-foot peaks. Hiking in Vermont town forests is another way to enjoy the outdoors during fall foliage season. Vermont towns have a long and proud tradition of owning and managing forests for public benefit. The tradition of towns...

  • 15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall
    15 Places to Visit in Vermont in Fall

    Are you looking for places to visit in Vermont in fall? Here are 15 Vermont towns worth exploring when the leaves change this autumn. Ripton Route 125 runs through the heart of the Green Mountains between Routes 7 and 100. Along the way is the small town...

  • Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best
    Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

    This time of year always reminds me of the importance of taking chances, pursuing happiness, and loving yourself even when life is hard. Twelve years ago this week, on November 1, 2006, I returned to my home state of Vermont after spending six years in Boston....

  • 8 Best Vermont Fall Foliage Locations
    8 Best Vermont Fall Foliage Locations

    What are some of the best Vermont fall foliage locations to visit? Fall will be here before you know it. The last week of September and first two weeks of October are typically prime time for foliage season in Vermont. But over the last couple of...

  • 20 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall
    20 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

    Looking for fun things to do in Vermont this fall? Here are 20 ideas to help you make the most of fall foliage season in the Green Mountain State. (updated Sept. 13, 2019) Find Your Way Through a Corn Maze in Danville The largest maze in New...