16 Places to Capture Beautiful Fall Foliage in Vermont

If you live in New England or are in search of amazing fall foliage, Vermont is your state! Vermont’s colors typically begin in early September and peak in mid-September to late October. Sometimes fall foliage can be noticed as early as late August. Looking to explore more of Vermont and capture the greatest fall foliage scenes? Check out these spots:

#1 – Downtown (Stowe, Vermont)

Stowe is one of the greatest towns in Vermont known for its skiing, restaurants, festivals, biking, hiking, and of course foliage! Be sure to take a stroll downtown to all of the fall festivities and the beautiful changing colors.

#2 - Sleepy Hollow Farm (Pomfret, Vermont)

Sleepy Hollow Farm is definitely off the main road, but it is well worth the drive! It is beautiful during all times of the year, but you really can’t beat it in the fall. While you’re in the neighborhood, you might as well catch the seasons changing at the Woodstock Inn and Downtown Woodstock, which are both on this list!

#3 - Woodstock Inn (Woodstock, Vermont)

The Woodstock Inn is a quintessential New England hotel that is not to be missed in the fall! They always have the most beautiful landscaping and the fall foliage is just the cherry on top! If you can, book a room at the hotel and experience all it has to offer.

#4 - Jenne Farm (Reading, Vermont)

A very low-key farm that really shines in the fall! Take a drive down the backroads to this farm in the fall and you will be in awe of the colors.

#5 - Peru, Vermont

Peru may be an odd name for a town, but it offers some beautiful colors in the fall! Check out this green barn if you are in town.

#6 - Slaughter House Covered Bridge (Northfield, Vermont)

How do you make a covered bridge photo better? You take the photo in the fall! Slaughter House Covered Bridge may have an odd name, but it is well worth seeking out.

#7 - The Vermont Country Store (Weston, Vermont)

The Vermont Country Store goes all out in the fall and you have to make a trip over to enjoy it! Check out the store and enjoy the beautiful fall colors all around.

#8 - Smugglers' Notch (Lamoille County, Vermont)

Driving or hiking through Smugglers’ Notch is a must in the fall! If you are lucky enough to have a drone, send it up and you’ll be in awe of the endless rows of orange, red, and dark green trees.

#9 - Lake Willoughby (Westmore, Vermont)

Lake Willoughby is always a beautiful spot but once the summer dies down it really shines. Although swimming may not be as enjoyable, you will be delighted to find stunning fall foliage along the water.

#10 - Quechee Gorge Bridge (Quechee, Vermont)

The view from the Quechee Gorge Bridge is not to be missed in the fall! You can enjoy the views from the bridge or by walking along the nearby trails. 

#11 - Stowe Mountain (Stowe, Vermont)

There may not be snow on the ground yet, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy Stowe Mountain. Make a trip over to the mountain and be in awe of the fall foliage. Stowe is one of the best mountains in Vermont and it does not disappoint in the fall.

#12 - Killington, Vermont

Killington is another traditional Vermont ski town, but it has a lot of amazing views to offer in the fall. Take a drive down a backroad of Killington and savor the fall colors.

#13 - Woodstock, Vermont

Take a walk in downtown Woodstock and enjoy the leaves changing colors and the beautiful old homes. It is one of the prettiest towns in Vermont and it is a must visit in the fall.

#14 - Burlington, Vermont

Burlington is such a fun city to enjoy during every season. In the fall you can find an awesome view of the foliage at the Church Street Marketplace.

#15 - Lake Elmore (Elmore, Vermont)

Lake Elmore is great in the fall when it is surrounded by fiery red and orange trees. Grab a picture of the reflection of the colors of the trees on the lake if you make a visit!

#16 - Stratton, Vermont

Stratton is home to endless backgrounds and beautiful foliage. If you are looking to get lost in the beauty of the fall colors, take a drive around Stratton.

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