You can’t truly understand Vermont’s beauty until you’ve seen it during the peak foliage season. Luckily, Vermont’s foliage season begins around mid-September and lasts till late October, meaning now is the perfect time for you to hop in your car and go for a scenic drive. There are plenty of scenic routes and byways for you to choose from, but here are some of the top ones across the state:
The Green Mountain Byway meanders between the northern Green Mountains and the peaks of the Worcester Range, traveling from Waterbury to Stowe. With a plethora of historic homes, farmsteads, villages, and museums to choose from, there’s plenty for you to do as you’re enjoying Vermont’s fall foliage.
Along Route 7A is the Shires of Vermont Byway. It’s tucked between the Taconic Mountains and Green Mountains and provides a spectacular view of Vermont’s mountainous regions and fall foliage. It also runs into Manchester, connecting to the Stone Valley Byway which will take you past Lake St. Catherine.
Named after the wife of General John Stark, a Colonial militia general who won at the Battle of Bennington, the Molly Stark Scenic Byway travels through Green Mountain National Forest and the surrounding villages. It also passes several historic districts, hiking trails, state parks, and lakes along the way.
Located on the eastern side of the state, the Connecticut River Byway connects Vermont and New Hampshire along the shores of the Connecticut River. You’ll find plenty of small river towns on either side that are rich with unique shops and history.
In between your fall foliage drives, you’ll need a place to stay to rest and recuperate. So, as you’re driving along one of Vermont’s byways, be sure to stop by Fullerton Inn to enjoy our modern guestrooms and cozy tavern.