Fall in Vermont

Fall is Vermont’s iconic season.  This fall has been a little different as the weather has felt like summer until just a short week or so ago— people were still swimming in Lake Champlain at the end of September!  While summer is usually too short in Vermont, something felt off about it still being so warm. So we’re happy to have the sunny but cooler days upon us, it just feels right.  And here are some other things that make fall in Vermont feel like it’s the best place to be in the world.

It’s not fall without some apple picking and leaf peeping. n Some of our favorite spots for apple picking are Shelburne Orchards where we get our apples to make caramel apples on Church Street  or Happy Valley Orchard who provides us with the apple syrup for our Apple Cider Caramels.

Options are endless for leaf peeping.  Stowe was just named by Trip Advisor as the number one fall foliage destination and we have to agree.  Hike through Smuggler’s Notch or take a gondola ride to the top of Mount Mansfield — the views are stunning no matter what you do.  And on your way to or from Stowe, swing by our store on Route 100 in Waterbury and warm up with a cup of gourmet hot chocolate (with your choice of homemade marshmallows or whipped cream) and pick up some gifts to bring home to friends and family.stowe-mountain-resort-stowe-vt-11-stowe-mountain-gondola-ride-498-x-332

While many of the Oktoberfests have passed, you can still pick up a Vermont Brewer’s Passport and visit some of the 33 craft breweries scattered around the state.  We have three breweries and one cider house all within walking distance in our south end neighborhood alone! And if you’re a fan of chocolate and beer, check out some of these delicious pairings.

Travel a little farther afield you’re sure to pass a pumpkin patch, see some colorful leaves, and enjoy a cider donut along the way. It doesn’t get better than fall in Vermont!