5 Fun Things to Do in Vermont in Autumn

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When you think about America, what is your first association? Is it New York? Los Angeles? California? Miami? It could be any of those places. Hollywood culture makes us think about those places when we think about the USA. Many people believe that the movie industry is glorifying American culture. But, in essence, it’s doing it a disservice. Yes, Florida, Arizona, and California are the popular states. There’s no arguing it. But, America is so much more than that. Vermont is here to prove that point.

Have you heard about Vermont? There’s a chance you have. But, it is not a name that rings a bell far outside of the United States. You have people in the USA who can’t tell the names of all fifty states. This is a great travesty. Vermont deserves so much more. This is one of the most beautiful regions not only in New England, or the United States but in the world. We’re not exaggerating. If you’re a nature lover, just come and visit and you will be swiped off your feet. Many people have already been.

There’s just one issue. You’ll probably fall in love upon your first visit. Some people came to Vermont and decided to stay. If you are one of those people don’t be afraid to type in Dartmouth Hitchcock real estate and check out what you can find here. Trust us, while not as popular as some of the other states that are more pushed in the media, Vermont has so much to offer that you wouldn’t believe it. The best time of the year to visit it is in the fall. When the leaves start changing their color is the time you want to be there. Let us tell you about the 5 fun things to do in Vermont in autumn.

Visit Stowe

While a small town, Stowe is a true tourist attraction. People flock here all year round, but you already know that the peak is in autumn. Of course, if you’re a fan of skiing, you should stay through the winter, as they have some amazing ski resorts. But, if you’re more of a nature person, coming and staying during the fall is what you should do. Stowe and the nearby Waterbury are the places you want to have on your bucket list. The best part is that there are many beautiful locations near or in Stowe. You can go hiking, walk, and do all sorts of exploring. This is the best part about Vermont, everything is an adventure due to its natural beauty. The number of back rods you can explore will leave you in awe.

Lake Champlain

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If you’re a fan of water activities, visiting Lake Champlain is a must. Cruising at this location is an amazing activity during this time of the year. You’ll be able to experience some of Vermont’s prettiest sunsets while on the surface of this lake.  This place is almost legendary, and listening to tales about its history from the members of the cruising crew will leave you breathless. One thing you should be looking out for is the Champ. That’s what the local lake monster is called. Yes, it’s not Nessie, but it’s scary enough, especially if this is your first visit to this state.

Take a Hike

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This is the best part about Vermont. Hiking! Once you experience hiking here you’ll forever tie it to Valmont.  But, Vermont is a big state, where should you go hiking? This is what you want to hear. Anywhere is good. During the fall every trail is ideal for hiking. You’ll see people doing it all over the place. This is one of the activities that are a must for every nature lover out there. The colors you’ll see in Vermont are one of a kind. There are numerous forests, lakes, state parks, and various other locations ideal for hiking. All you need to do is take good care of your time while hiking. The leaves will leave you so mesmerized that you could find yourself playing in them like a little kid. Autumn does justice to Vermont. The palette of colors that are presented to your eyes is best seen if you do a little hike and move inside a forest or to a nearby peak. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Drive Through Smuggler’s Notch

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Do you have any idea what we’re talking about? Smuggler’s Notch is a set of caves smugglers used to store their goods that were imported from England to Canada during the 1800s US embargo on English goods. Yes, this area has quite a history. By driving through it you’ll be using Route 108. This route is deemed one of the most beautiful roads in the entire States. Trust is, this is not an exaggeration. This route is the one that should feature in Hollywood movies. During the autumn the scenery reaches a whole other level. You’ll do yourself a favor by driving slowly through this area. You’ll just want to capture all the color and excitement tied to this area. If you’re a photographer, you’ll be using every stop to pull out your camera and take a few photos. Just be careful how you’re driving as many people will be doing the same.

Explore Burlington

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There are many places worth visiting in Vermont but Burlington should be at the top of your list. Fall foliage is at its best in this town. A charming place to say the least. But, don’t think it is a small place. No, this is the biggest city in Vermont. We should also mention Montpelier, which is the capital of this state. Both are worth visiting. But, if you’re short on time we suggest you pay more attention to Burlington. With its pedestrian areas filled with stores and farmers’ markets, you’ll find plenty to do. You’ll notice that people are here like autumn – colorful, happy, and easygoing. As far as staying and dining go, you’ll be wise to make reservations. Trust us, plenty of people will have the same idea as you.