How to Celebrate Fall in Vermont

If you clicked on this blog, chances are you love fall. It’s hard to not fall in love with the pretty trees, sweatshirt weather and everything else that comes with autumn: apple orchards, scary movies, and pumpkin flavored food.

vermont fall

If you’re like me, however, you might live in a place where fall really only lasts for about 3 days at most. And then the weather turns frightfully cold. That’s why I took a trip out to Vermont. I wanted to see the season at its best and was told New England was the best place to do that. Boy did it not disappoint.

Coming into Vermont from New Hampshire was about a three-hour drive and because we took Route 100, we got to see a lot of nature. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many trees in my life, and that’s saying something because New Hampshire itself had a lot of trees. Route 100 (see map) is a popular scenic road that takes you through some small Vermont towns, which I loved to see.


Sometime along Route 100, we came to see an apple orchard. The good thing about our trip is that we didn’t really have anything too planned out, so we could stop whenever we needed to. We immediately pulled over and went to check out the place. We drank apple cider AND ate apple cider donuts (10/10).

After strolling around the orchard for a while, we continued on our journey and made it to our hotel. Because of COVID-19, the hotel didn’t have any of their regular amenities like outside pool and hot tub. It was of course a little disappointing, but we understood why.

apple picking in vermont
vermont apples

After getting a good night’s rest, we woke up and went hiking in the Green Mountains, which was basically at our backyard. We did two hikes this day, both of which ended with a building we wanted to see.

  1. Brattleboro Retreat Tower, which was built by asylum patients back in the 1800s.
  2. Madame Sherri Forest, which came to some castle ruins and a sweeping staircase.
vermont forest

One other thing I want to note is that Vermont is the state of covered bridges, make sure to stop every once in a while and snap a picture or two!

Vermont was a breathtaking state and I would love to go back one day and explore more. It’s quite literally filled to the brim with trees and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  

Be on the look out for my upcoming blogs from the rest of our trip:

**Whats your favorite season?
**Do you like pumpkin flavored food?
**What did i miss in vermont?

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  1. Oh I miss my fall road trip to Vermont. What attracted me the most apart from the leaf peeping experience, stunning scenery and picturesque villages is the really nice people and their commitment to using local products. I will definitely revisit Vermont!!

  2. I would love to visit Vermont in the fall – but our plans for a road trip have been pushed back (thanks covid) so thanks for letting me see your beautiful pictures

  3. Vermont is a neighrboring state and I am embarrased to say I have yet to visit it! I would love to drive route 100 and explore the state and all it has to offer, especially with the fall colors. The hikes in the Green Mountains sound lovely and I would love to see the ruins!

  4. Great tips. Fall in Vermont is on my list. I want to take Route 100 to see a lot of nature. I add to my list Madame Sherri Forest, with castle ruins.

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