Whew! Can’t believe the temperatures we’ve been having in Vermont. But, although it doesn’t feel much like fall, it is certainly beginning to look like fall. The mountainsides are starting to put on their multi-color show. The early reds are being joined by orange and yellow. Walk through the fields or the woods and hear the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot. And, although the days are warm, the nights are comfortably cool. The perfect weather for a visit to Vermont. Enjoy the scenery as well as the many local “Harvest Festivals” which include arts and crafts, delicious foods, and plenty of amusements for the kids. For an extensive list of Vermont Fall Festivals, click here.
There are pockets of vibrant foliage throughout the greater Stowe area. Higher elevations are prime for leaf peeping currently. As a result of recent summer-like weather, a good portion of leaves are still green, especially in the lower elevations. This will make for an extended period of time when colorful leaves are visible. We anticipate the best foliage viewing will take place over the next week or two, just in time for the Stowe Rotary Oktoberfest, Stowe Foliage Arts Festival and other fall events.
-- Sharon Harper, GoStowe, Stowe, VT
Fall color is really starting to show as we look across the fileds. Come stay with us on the farm at the Emergo Farms Bed & Breakfast and enjoy all the best Vermont has to offer at this most beautiful season.
-- Lori Webster, Emergo Farms Bed & Breakfast, Danville, VT
A bright, crisp fall morning at Sterling Ridge Resort! The color is almost here! (Photos by Laura Gibson)
-- Jessica Bonath, Sterling Ridge Resort, Jeffersonville, VT
We're recovering from the heat wave and a cool breeze is blowing through the harbor; the trees are quickly shedding the leaves and needles that succumbed to the heat. We have pops of gold coming in at the waterfront, matching the wood boats and adding a nice honey texture to the view. Still mostly green along the lake, but we expect to get more turning leaves with the cooler nights on the way.
-- Katie Ratcliffe-Lee, Basin Harbor, Vergennes, VT
Well, things are moving along at a breakneck speed here in Grafton! Where did summer Go???!
Well, we are still working on summer here in Grafton! It's been beautiful and warm…perfect for the still burgeoning gardens .Our brides could not be more pleased. Chilly nights are on the way…so color is bound to follow. But in the meantime…ENJOY!
-- Steven Griffiths, The Grafton Inn, Grafton, VT
In and around Manchester we're all about the autumn glow. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. The town is bathed in pretty golds and decked to the hilt with mums and hay bales and pumpkins! This weekend (9/29-10/1) we host our famed Fall Arts & Craft Festival where you can discover handcrafted creations made by expert artists and artisans and meet the actual makers of the work. Bring the family and enjoy live entertainment and local eats, too! While you're here, save time to tour our art galleries, museums, and Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home -- all celebrating the season with special exhibits and experiences. Next weekend (10/7&8) come for Orvis Days where you can take a free casting lesson, sample craft beers, meet artists and experts, and see demos. Plus, you can bring your furry pals for pet-friendly fun, and more.
In general, Vermont fall is fabulous. Make a trip for one of these special events or plan an "anytime" adventure! Hunt for your own Great Pumpkin, sample cider donuts, leaf peep along our back roads, tour our covered bridges, go apple picking or cruise Skyline Drive to the very top of Mount Equinox to 360-degree views of five mountain ranges.
So much to do. So much beauty to behold. Hope to see you in Manchester!
-- Kate Pace, Manchester, Vermont, Manchester, VT
Still waiting for full color to sweep across the hills. Shouldn't be long now.
-- Sarah Warner, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
As the highest peak in southern Vermont, Stratton is a prime location for experiencing the richness of Vermont's fall foliage. The colors are starting to change with shades of red, yellow, purple and orange spreading across the mountain. Stratton's annual Columbus Day Weekend celebration will engulf the resort with festive fall fun for the whole family October 7-9. Come partake in our popular chili cook-off, craft brewfest, hay rides, pumpkin painting and live music by the Lustre Kings, Stratton Mountain Boys and Keller Williams' Grateful Grass.
-- Tom Vayianos, Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, VT
Colors are slowly beginning to appear. Must be all the warm weather we've been having. Supposed to be cooler going forward, so we're hoping to see the color pop up soon.
-- Linda Warner, Vermont.com