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Vermont Walking: Among Fall Colors In New England'S Autumn Jewel

Vermont, United States

from $2,998* per person 6 Days September, October
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 20 people max
  • Burlington, vermont
  • Active & Adventure trips
Vermont deserves it. The most beautiful six weeks in North America. Chances are you've heard of New England's fall foliage. Scientists have explained it. Poets have described it. Photographers have gotten rich off of it. But you have to experience it. The hues of red, yellow and orange. Pumpkins on the side of the road. Apple cider and cinnamon warming in rustic kitchens. You see, Vermont has endured four solid months of winter, the mud season that follows and a short hot summer. Vermont deserves this. So do you.

  • Hike tranquil tree-lined paths past classic Vermont farms
  • Taste maple syrup and other local delights
  • Gourmet cuisine at the Prince & the Pauper restaurant
  • Step on the famous Appalachian Trail surrounded by brilliant fall colors
  • Picturesque Woodstock, a quintessential New England village

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Vermont, United States

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Itinerary

Day 1 Hike tranquil tree-lined paths past classic Vermont farms and shimmering lakes reflecting the brilliant colors of fall Take in the picture-perfect Falls of Lana en route to Rattlesnake Cliffs and jaw-dropping views of sparkling Lake Dunmore and the Adirondack Mountains.

Days 2-3 Taste maple syrup and other local delights at the New England Maple Museum Walk amid a gold and red canopy to cobalt-blue - and not-so-little - Little Rock Pond Spectacular vistas of Vermont Valley aglow in fall foliage reward your trek up conifer-clad Green Mountain Explore century-old Hildene Mansion, a Georgian Revival beauty built by Abraham Lincoln's son On your way to serene Stratton Pond, plant your feet on the famous Appalachian Trail.

Day 4 Gourmet cuisine at the Prince & the Pauper restaurant  Hike through a fern-laced hardwood forest below Mount Equinox to the Southern Vermont Art Center, with a contemporary sculpture garden and a botany trail.

Days 5-6 Picturesque Woodstock, a quintessential New England village  Climb past stately evergreens, waterfalls and boulders to the granite outcrops of Mount Ascutney - you won't believe the views of checkered farmland and the Green and White Mountains Things heat up at a private glass-blowing demo near Stowe Hike to Mount Mansfield's "chin" for spectacular vistas - it's the highest point in Vermont!

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