It’s a short, but gorgeous autumn season in Vermont with stunning fall foliage colors
Autumn colors arrive in Vermont around the end of August and beginning of September, each year
Chittenden County offers a number of great places to visit during fall foliage season and the Shelburne Museum is an absolute must during the autumn season.
Imagine strolling about historic buildings for days gone by with autumn breezes whisking through the air. The one of a kind scent of autumn leaves in the air, as they gently fall from maples, oaks and other trees. It’s a magical experience that brings back memories of playing in a pile of fresh, autumn leaves during childhood.
The iconic Round Barn greets one and all at the Shelburne Museum and the story of the Passumpsic, VT barn’s journey to the museum via helicopter is absolutely remarkable.
Peak fall foliage season in Vermont is usually near the end of September and first couple weeks of October. Though mother nature can be fickle and one can never predict when the best date and time will come for the absolute best fall foliage viewing, in any given year!
A drive through Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom during the peak fall foliage days is nothing short of magical. The tranquil lakes and serenity of the mountains and villages, inspire and awe all who visit the area. Newport and Derby, VT offers lodging facilities such as the Newport City Inn & Suites and appropriately named, Derby Four Seasons for “leaf peepers” and autumn vacationers on the shores of Lake Memphremagog.
Shattuck Hill is one of the most visited places in the area. This scenic overview spot is located between Newport and Derby and should be on the top of your list for fall foliage, autumn photography. It’s a simple pull over and park with no official admission or permissions required. Please respect the area and keep it clean for future generations of “leaf peepers” to enjoy.
Brownington village is one of those small towns in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where “everybody knows your name”. It’s beauty lies within the simplicity of the town which looks like it is frozen in time. Residents like it that way and wouldn’t have it any other way. If you’re looking for traditional Vermont, you will find it in every corner of the Northeast Kingdom.
Alexander Twilight’s “Old Stone House” is the focal point of Brownington and a must see destination for fall foliage viewing in the area. Twilight constructed the four-story granite building by himself, which was used as a dormitory for out-of-town boarding students at the nearby Orleans County Grammar School. He called it “Athenian Hall.”
If you’re a photographer, this quaint little village is guaranteed to leave you totally amazed. Make sure to visit the Prospect Hill and Observatory Tower for scenic panoramas.
Peacham, VT is another iconic Vermont town in the NEK where the colors of fall abound. Have you ever seen the movies, Spitfire Grill and Ethan Frome? Both popular Hollywood productions were filmed in the small town of Peacham.
The cool days of autumn in Peacham and nearby Danville, attract visitors from around the world to enjoy the sights of fall in Vermont. Peacham Pond and nearby Barnet offer some colorful autumn vistas that aren’t to be missed.
The iconic churches and traditional red barns somehow evoke peaceful feelings of old style comfort – something sorely missing in this rapid paced world we now live in. Though living in Vermont wasn’t easy years ago, as this sad Peacham story reveals.
Vermont Fall Foliage Videos
Here are some videos to enjoy. They have been taken around Vermont over the past few years and include some beautiful autumn scenes and locations.
Beautiful Autumn Scenes in Vermont
Fall Foliage – Autumn in Vermont
Lake Willoughby’s Notch House Aerial Footage
Southern Vermont Autumn Drone Views
Autumn at the Burlington Waterfront
Vermont Autumn Colors From The Sky
Fall Foliage in Quechee, VT by the Gorge
Vermont Fall Foliage Photo Gallery
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