Here are the top things to do in Vermont in the fall, no matter what your interests may be! Whether you love hiking, wine tasting, or simply relaxing on the deck with some cider and a good book, we’ve got you covered. We’ve even included recommendations on where to stay in Vermont and eat while you’re there, so whether you want to make it an affordable weekend getaway or plan an extended weekend of relaxation, this guide has everything you need to know about fall in Vermont! [include link]
Go to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory
We have stated it previously and will do it again. No matter what time of year you come, a vacation to Vermont is not complete without a stop at this famous ice cream producer. You may swing by the factory Scoop Shop any time of year for a cone or dish of your favourite flavour, but the best time to do so is in the fall when the leaves are spectacularly turning. (1) Head up towards the Northeast Kingdom where Ben & Jerry’s has been churning out frozen treats since 1978. (2) There are guided tours available daily from September through November that give visitors an inside scoop on how their signature flavours are made, as well as tastings along the way. (3) Hikers and bikers should definitely make time to explore nearby Kingdom Trails that wind through acres of forest near the dairy farm-turned-plantation home on which Ben & Jerry’s was born. (4) Visitors can take advantage of plentiful biking routes throughout the region with many more miles still yet to be mapped out by dedicated mountain bikers, who enjoy exploring some of Vermont’s most rugged terrain while remaining on two wheels only.
The Vermont Country Store
Since 1946, this family-run business has provided customers with a wide selection of premium gifts and keepsakes, including food, home items, and seasonal décor. Check out the bakery and get some cheese and maple syrup that are created in the area. Get your hands on fresh produce at a farm stand near you! Have you ever heard about the Montpelier Farmers’ Market? It’s a weekly celebration of all things locally grown! You’ll find over 50 vendors from more than 10 different towns who sell everything from plants to pastries to pumpkins. It’s open every Saturday morning from 8 am – 12 pm.
Walk Around Burlington
East of Lake Champlain lies a tiny city called Burlington, which is a great spot to spend a day exploring before it gets too chilly. Its Church Street Marketplace is crammed with stores and eateries, and during the holidays, it even has a traditional Christmas market! There’s also an outdoor farmers’ market every Wednesday where you can buy local produce.