As the amount of daylight continues to shorten with each day and the honking of Canadian geese, flying in “V" formation, is commonplace, mother nature begins her preparation for winter ahead. October in Vermont can be a little bittersweet as shorter days mean less time for gardening and outdoor recreation but Vermonter's never tire of October's beauty.
We New Englanders – particularly Vermonters – are used to sharing our glorious foliage season with thousands of visitors from around the world. The 2017 season promises to be a great year for foliage. Experts say that the best color results from a growing season with abundant moisture followed by a dry, cool and sunny autumn with warm days and cool but frost-less nights. The 2017 wet spring provided leaves with an ample supply of chlorophyll, which slightly delayed the colors. But recently, cooler temperatures have made the colors pop.
There are many ways to view autumn colors: hike a beautiful trail, take a scenic drive along our picturesque back roads, visit our quaint towns and chat with our villagers. Possibly you may wish to enjoy a train ride on the Green Mountain Flyer. This train-ride offers regular trips along the scenic Connecticut River, where the brilliant fall colors are reflected in the peaceful water.
Whatever your preferences may be and no matter which road you travel, you will witness a transformation of the natural world that is unprecedented in beauty.
Forest Exhibit at VINS Nature Center
Now through October 31, 2017
Year round exhibit. Experience the Sights and Sounds of a Natural Forest! Route 4 in Quechee, VT
Now through October 15, 2017
Tours of Gothic Revival historic house by expert guides from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Self-guided …
Market On The Green
Every Wednesday through Mid-October
Farmers and Artisans Market on the Village Green , every Wednesday thru mid October, live music, children's activities and more
Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum
Vermont Chamber Top 10 Winter Event
November 24, 2017 through November 26, 2017
The weekend features traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, programs and more...
Coolidge Holiday Open House * Vermont Chamber Top 10 Winter Event
December 2, 2017
Kick off the holiday season in one of Vermont's most scenic villages! Visit the President Coolidge Birthplace - also the home of the popular Plymouth Cheese Company
December 8, 2017 through December 10, 2017
Woodstock's 33rd Annual Wassail Weekend is filled with family events throughout the weekend. Enjoy twinkling lights, historic decorated homes, breakfast with Santa, lighting of the yule log, the Messiah sing and more. The highlight of the weekend is the Wassail horse parade through the village of Woodstock. The Inn at Clearwater Pond will be making its own wassail. Come join us for this very festive weekend in December - a great way to kick off the holiday season!
17th Annual Holiday House Tour
December 9, 2017
A Wassail Weekend favorite! Experience the warm hospitality of old New England as you visit several beautifully decorated Woodstock historic homes