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Socially Distant Ways to Enjoy Vermont this Fall

October 06, 2020
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Vermont is ablaze with vibrant fall foliage colors. Hospitality businesses and attractions have implemented safety measures so Vermonters and visitors can enjoy the state in both new and familiar ways.

Here are a few ways to enjoy Vermont’s foliage season.

See the Best Autumn Foliage

You can see the best fall foliage in the country in Vermont. Stowe has been named a USA Today Top 10 fall foliage destination. Spots that are known for their unparalleled views include Smuggler’s Notch in Lamoille Country. The Mount Equinox Skyline Drive in Sunderland, Lake Willoughby in the Northeast Kingdom, and Sleepy Hollow Farm in Woodstock. However, these are just a few!

Go Apple Picking

Vermont’s apples and apples goods are extraordinary - from fresh cider donuts to sweet apples right from the tree. Vermonters and visitors alike can enjoy picking their own fruit in these beautiful orchards. Some notable destinations to name a few are Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, Paul Mazza’s Fruit and Vegetable Stand in Essex Junction and Colchester, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury.

Explore Corn Mazes

Corn mazes are perfect for getting outside in the crisp and beautiful fall weather. Two of the best corn mazes in Vermont are at Hathaway Farm in Rutland and the Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville.

Take a New England Staycation

Vermont’s inns and lodges are now able to book at 100% capacity. As you plan, there are a few places to consider that have outstanding views and memorable experiences. They are The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, Stratton Mountain Resort near Manchester, Tyler Place Family Resort in Swanton, and the Lodge at Spruce Peak.

If you can’t take a trip to Vermont because of health or travel restrictions, you can always bring Vermont to your home. You can order Vermont fall foods like chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates, buttermilk pancakes and pure Vermont maple syrup from Dakin Farm, candy or savory food, and maple candles from the Vermont Country Store, or a delicious Vermont gift box from Bragg Farm Sugarhouse.

The pandemic has impacted us in so many ways, but these recommendations can help you experience the best time in Vermont in a safe way.

This article based off of: Satisfying socially distant ways to enjoy Vermont this fall by Amy Spear, Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Tourism.