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The Best Fall Color Road Trip in Vermont

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Take a fall scenic drive through Vermont. credit: Pixabay

Vermont might be the most FALLY place in the U.S. With its maple-flavored everything to its pumpkins overflowing their patches to the glorious fall color show, Vermont is a top leaf peeping destination. Pack up for a splendid weekend getaway through the Green Mountains with lots of stops at your favorite Vermont places. Here’s the best fall color road trip in Vermont.

Using Route 100, start in Irasville and drive north to Stowe, Vermont.

Top Things to do on a fall Vermont Road Trip

Take a Scenic Drive.
See some Covered Bridges.
Stock up at a General Store.
Grab a Gourd at a Farm Stand.
Sample Vermont Spirits.
Collect some  Leaves.
Take a Cider Break at Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
DIY Ghost Tour through the B&J Graveyard.
Lift a Stein at the Biergarten

Green Mountain Byway

Vermont Route 100 is a scenic byway that runs north-south from nearly th top to the bottom of Vermont. Running along the Green Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, see lots of quaint towns, brimming with your favorite Vermont products.

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See a covered bridge. Credit: Catherine Parker

The Covered Bridges along Green Mountains Byway

Entering the Green Mountain Byway at Irasville, head south to Warren for two destinations–Warren Covered Bridge and Warren General Store.

Warren Covered Bridge–Crosses the Mad River and is located at 19 Fuller Hill Rd. in Warren.

After visiting the Warren Covered Bridge and stopping by Warren General Store, head north on Vermont Route.

Waitsfield Covered Bridge–Crosses the Mad River and is located on Bridge St. in Waitsfield.

Pine Brook Covered Bridge–Crosses the Pine Brook and is located at 1283 N. Road in Waitsfield.

Warren Store

It’s not a road trip without road trip snacks. The Warren Store packs all of that plus provisions for a picnic with its deli. Find cider, for the kids and the adults, syrup, cheese along with gift items upstairs.

Located at 284 Main St. in Warren. Open daily 7:30 a.m. from to 6 p.m.

Hartshorn Organic Farm 

Walk through this top farm stand for seasonal vegetables, like gourds and pumpkins. It’s also an educational facility for organic farming and offers farm tours.

Located at 54 Quarry Rd. in Waitsville. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the season from June to October.

Smuggler’s Notch Distillery 

Looking for a locally produced distilled spirit, then the Barrel House Tasting Room featuring Smuggler’s Notch spirits is for you. With regionally inspired flavors, find gin, rum, bourbon and vodka.

Located at 2657 Waterbury Stowe Road and open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterbury Center State Park

Get out of the car and collect some colorful leaves as a souvenir. The Waterbuy Center State Park is a 90-acre day-use park along the shores of the Waterbury Reservoir.

Located at 177 Reservoir Rd., about a quarter-mile from Waterbury.  Open 10 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Sample one of the best donuts in the U.S. according to Gourmet magazine. Then see how apple cider is pressed with a original press from the 1920s. Don’t miss grabbing a sample of the apple cider for a true flavor of Vermont.

Find other apple baked goods in the on-site bakery. There’s even a honey bee observation hive.

Located at 3600 Waterbury Stove Road. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream near Waterbury. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream 

It might be fall but it’s still sunny so have a scoop. A stop at Ben and Jerry’s is a must when in Vermont. Scooping since 1978,  get a cone then tour the Flavor Graveyard.

Located at 1281 Waterbury Stowe Road. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Van Trapp Bier Hall

You made it. Now grab a craft brew and settle in at the Van Trapp Bier Hall. Located in the shadow of the Stowe Moutains, enjoy the fall color and Oktoberfest.

Located at 1333 Luce Hill Road. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Take a Fall Color Road Trip through Vermont along the fabled Green Mountains Byway, a scenic route packed with farmstands, covered bridges, general stores and more. Find your favorite Made in Vermon products like cheese and cider and end the day at a Biergarten. Best Fall Color Road Trip through Vermont | Where to go in Vermont for a color weekend | Best scenic drives in Vermont #Vermont #LeafPeeping #FallColor
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Catherine Parker has a passion for travel and seen all 50 U.S. States. As a former flight attendant with one of the largest airlines, there isn't a North American airport that she hasn't landed in at least once. Since clipping her professional wings after 9/11, she combines her love of the open road with visiting architectural and cultural icons. She is based out of Central Texas dividing her time between writing and restoring a 95-year-old house. She shares her life with her three kids and her husband.

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