Every year, thousands of leaf-peeping travelers pack up their bags and make their way to see fall colors in Vermont. And no one can blame them—fall in Vermont is nothing short of a spectacular vision. Vermont is one of the most naturally forested places on the United States map, and the Green Mountain range sets the stage for an impressive show every autumn.
If you’re planning to make your way to the area as the show begins, you may wonder about things to do in Vermont in the fall. Take a look at a few ideas below.
Best Places to Visit in Vermont in the Fall
1. Head to Bingham Falls in Stowe
Bingham Falls in Smuggler’s Notch State Park is known as one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the state, even though its height is a lot less than most others. At Bingham, a heavy cascade of water spills from the rocks into a gurgling pool of gorgeous blue water below, and you could literally get lost in the sight. Another great feature about Bingham Falls is the trail to get there is only about a half mile long and weaves you through the beauty of VT autumn, but the route can be a little challenging just the same.
2. Visit AppleFest at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Vermont is known for producing some of the sweetest, most delicious apples on the East Coast, so apple harvest season is always a celebration. If you’re taking a break from leaf-peeping, head to Smuggler’s Notch Resort for the AppleFest. You can wander through the countryside’s orchards, pick apples, and get samples of hot apple cider or even hard cider if you prefer. Guided tours are available, as well as a host of other activities depending on the day.
3. Hike the Sterling Pond Trail to the Pond in Jeffersonville
Sterling Pond is tucked serenely in between a couple of large peaks of the mountain range, and the spot is actually over 3,000 feet above sea level. Therefore, the hike to get to this unique body of water is quite the climb. However, there is no better way to experience Vermont in fall than the Sterling Pond Trail. You’ll trek a full two miles and climb your way up around 1,000 vertical feet before catching sight of the calm, pristine waters of the pond.
4. Head to the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum and Historic Site in Burlington
Burlington Vermont in the fall is always a popular stopping point for tourists due to the proximity to Burlington International Airport. One particular place you’ll want to see in autumn is the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum and Historic Site. You can tour the main house, which is over 235 years old. However, a short hike to the Winooski River must be on the itinerary for an amazingly vibrant view of the colorful natural surroundings.
5. Check Out the Brewster River Gorge in Cambridge
Otherwise known as Jefferson Falls, Brewster River Gorge offers some of the best leaf peeping in Vermont. The Brewster River Gorge boasts a waterfall that slips over 75 feet through a series of massive boulders. Navigating your way to the falls can be a bit of a challenge with some rock and puddle-hopping along the way, but the view when you reach the gorge is absolutely worth the effort.
Best Places to Stay in Vermont in the Fall
If you’re looking for a good place to kick off your boots during your visit to VT in the fall, you won’t have any problem finding a cozy place to sleep. A few places to consider include:
- Smugglers Notch Inn in Jeffersonville – An inviting rustic place with on-site dining and a tavern
- Sterling Ridge Resort Cabins in Jeffersonville – Cozy log cabins sprinkled on over 300 acres of woods
- Deer Run Motor Inn in Cambridge – A laid-back place just a few miles from Brewster Falls
- Brewster River Campground in Jeffersonville – Pick from campsites for a tent, a rustic cabin, or a luxury loft
- Nye’s Green Valley Farm Bed and Breakfast Rentals in Jeffersonville – A bed and breakfast established in 1810 that always feels like home
Enhance Your Fall in Vermont with a Visit to Cambridge Cannabis Company
As you plan a trip to experience fall in Vermont, be sure to set aside a few minutes to visit us at Cambridge Cannabis Company. Our Jeffersonville dispensary is situated right in the prime position for a stop-in as you make your way to explore. We not only offer one of the largest collections of cannabis in VT, but we make sure we only offer the best. Feel free to explore our extensive menu of some of the best cannabis in the state before you arrive.