Fall & Autumn

  • Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains
    Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

    Lakes are nice, but when it's summer in the Green Mountains, I prefer exploring the peaks. Last week, I spent five days visiting Vermont ski areas -- Smugglers' Notch, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Bromley Mountain -- for my work with All Mountain Mamas, a family travel...

  • 5 Easy Vermont Hikes to Explore this Fall
    5 Easy Vermont Hikes to Explore this Fall

    Fall is the best time for easy Vermont hikes, especially with kids. The bright foliage and cooler weather make it an ideal time to climb the Green Mountains and enjoy incredible views from the summit. But what if you have young kids in tow or want...

  • Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains
    Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

    Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley...

  • Best Places to Find Glorious Northeast Kingdom Foliage
    Best Places to Find Glorious Northeast Kingdom Foliage

    Fall comes a little early in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.  The state’s most rural area—Caledonia County, Orleans County and Essex County—starts seeing fall foliage as early as mid-September, with peak color arriving around Oct. 1 (sometimes earlier). Up along Route 114 and Route 105 in the far...

  • 6 Vermont Fall Drives a Little Off the Beaten Path
    6 Vermont Fall Drives a Little Off the Beaten Path

    During foliage season, there are so many Vermont fall drives to choose from that it’s pretty hard to go wrong. Whether you go leaf-peeping on a meandering scenic byway or quiet dirt road, you won’t have to look very far to find glorious autumn beauty...

  • 6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall
    6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall

    Hiking Vermont ski areas should be one of those must-do activities in the summer and fall. After all, with hundreds of miles of trails, Vermont offers plenty of hiking opportunities for novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking Vermont ski areas is also a rewarding way to...

  • A 100-Mile View from Hogback Mountain
    A 100-Mile View from Hogback Mountain

    The famous "100-Mile View" from Hogback Mountain in Marlboro is more than just a pretty place. When you stop at this popular scenic overlook on Route 9 (the Molly Stark Byway), you'll find gorgeous views of forested land and mountains in Vermont, Massachusetts and New...

  • A Wine Festival Celebrating the Flavors of Vermont and Beyond
    A Wine Festival Celebrating the Flavors of Vermont and Beyond

    Hob Nob Pinot Noir from France. Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio from Sicily. Honora Winery Chardonnay from Vermont. The Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival returns to Mount Snow Sept. 20-22 featuring tasting seminars with wines from Vermont and around the world. The annual festival, first held...

  • Poplar Drive at Shelburne Farms
    Poplar Drive at Shelburne Farms

    The tractor-wagon ride to the Children's Farmyard is usually the highlight of our day whenever we visit Shelburne Farms. The 15-minute ride on an old dirt road to the main Farm Barn is always fun for kids, and it's also a treat for adults. The panoramic...

  • The Old Round Church in Richmond
    The Old Round Church in Richmond

    The Old Round Church in Richmond is one of the most iconic buildings in Vermont. Built in 1813, the church was originally designed for Vermont town meetings and church services. These days, this National Historic Landmark is open to the public during the summer and...