3 reasons to fall in love with Vermont this fall
When you think of Vermont, winter is probably the first season that comes to mind, after all, the state is known for its laid-back and sleepy ski town vibe. But we think that fall is the best season to visit Vermont – after all of the bustle of summer travellers has eased and before the snow has arrived. The small town of Stowe (population: 4,300) is only a short bus ride from Ontario, making it an ideal getaway in the fall months (especially if you want to hang on to summer’s warmth a little bit longer!). Here are 3 reasons that we think fall is the perfect time to “fall” in love with Vermont.
1. Mouthwatering local food
Though best known for maple syrup (be sure to try some when you’re there!), Stowe is home to a thriving dining scene. Of all the New England cities, only Boston and Providence have more award-winning restaurants than Stowe. If you decide you travel with us in the fall, you’ll be treated to a lunch cruise aboard the Spirit of the Ethan Allen III. October 24 to 29 features Restaurant Week in Stowe, with local chefs serving up scrumptious prix-fixe menu items. It’s a must-see (or is that taste) for any foodie.
2. Fall foliage
The brilliant colours of the autumn leaves in Vermont are famous throughout the world. And while we could describe them in details, words just don’t do their beauty justice. Instead, check out Stowe’s amazing video footage of the fall foliage.
3. Autumn active adventures
The average daily high in Stowe, Vermont in October is a comfortably cool 6C (a little bit warmer than Ontario’s October temperatures). This provides a great opportunity to explore scenic Stowe by foot or by bike. You can hike at the Trapp Family Lodge, either on a guided forest hike with lodge staff or on a self-guided hike at your own pace. Trails are varying difficulty have trail heads on the lodge property – for example, Sugar Road is perfect for an easy stroll Fox Track is more of a challenging hike. Prefer to bike? The lodge offers mountain bike rentals.
If you’ve travelled to Vermont in the fall, tell us in the comments what you loved best about this destination, or join the conversation on Facebook.
If you would like to travel with us this fall, click here to learn more about our October 24, 2016 guaranteed departure.