9 Awesome Things to Do
in Vermont During the Fall

August 30, 2022

Our Waterbury, Vermont factory sees a lot of visitors each year. While we’re flattered with all the attention, there’s so much more to do in Vermont— especially at the height of foliage season in the fall when most people stop by. Here are some of our favorite activities for when the leaves turn color… or really during any non-snowy season: 

  • 2. Find Your New Favorite Brew

    With a wealth of internationally recognized brewers, Vermont has become a center of beer tourism. 


    Not into beer? Visit the Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery in Berlin and raise a glass while in their sustainably-powered tasting room. 


    Dine at American Flatbread and sample the Zero Gravity beer brewed right on site, especially their tasty Cone Head wheat IPA. After dinner, head down to Pine Street where you'll find a handful of homegrown breweries — like Switchback, Citizen Cider, the Zero Gravity flagship, and Queen City Brewery — all conveniently located within walking distance of one another. 

    Greensboro Bend

    Make a reservation ahead of time to visit Hill Farmstead, maker of award winning “Edward" American pale ale. 


    The most vocal advocate of craft beer in the state, Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier had a big hand in putting the movement on the map. Stop in and sample their huge craft beer selection on tap.


    Visit the amazing Trapp Family Lodge to sample their Trapp Lager.


    Sister to Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Mule Bar sits on the trendy Winooski circle. While you're there, pop over to Four Quarters Brewing for a quirky and unique brewery experience.

  • 4. Lose (And Hopefully Find) Yourself In A Corn Maze

    Fall marks the biggest harvests of the season, and it wouldn’t be complete without a corn maze! The Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville offers 10 acres of family friendly fun with hundreds of underground tunnels, barnyard mini-golf, plus a starlit maze event in September and a haunted maze in October.

  • 5. Check Out The Views From Above

    At Mt. Mansfield, you can drive the Toll Road to a very nice view and then hike a short ways to the summit proper. A ride up the Stowe Gondola is fun in itself, and leads to a short, steep rocky scramble to the summit. 

  • 6. Take a Hike

    Cooler temperatures and dry ground make fall an amazing time to hike a mountain and see the foliage from up high. Some of our favorite trails:


    Mount Philo: Short but sweet, it provides an amazing view of Lake Champlain and the Champlain Valley.


    Nebraska Notch: Short but steep, this trail offers breathtaking waterfalls and high alpine ponds.

    Smuggler's Notch

    Sterling Pond: Short but very steep, the trail takes you to our state’s highest body of water, plus lookouts over Smugglers Notch and Mt. Mansfield.


    Mount Mansfield: Multiple hiking routes, plus the option to drive partway up, bring you to the top of Vermont’s tallest mountain, with commanding 360 degree views of central Vermont.


    Mount Abe: Moderate length and a short but very steep last section to the rocky summit pay off with views west to Lake Champlain, and east to the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.


    White Rocks/Mount Hunger: Moderate in length and steepness, this hike features one of the best views for your effort in the state, with an amazing view back toward Waterbury and Stowe, and east towards New Hampshire.

  • 7. Say (And Eat) Cheese

    No other state can lay claim to more cheese makers per capita. Fall is a great time to taste the bounty and sample their craft first hand!


    Shelburne Farms — Beautiful, historical grounds worth the visit alone!


    Sage Farm Goat Dairy


    Cabot Coop — Makers of the “World’s Best Cheddar,” operates a Farmers' Store right down road from Ben & Jerry’s.


    Vermont Creamery