It’s not every year that we get this perfect combination of spectacular weather and peak foliage. But this season we got lucky! Now’s the time to get out and enjoy the best of autumn in Vermont.
Here are some of our favorite fall destinations and events (taking place this weekend!):
Orchard Stroll with Zeke at Scott Farm Orchard
Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, VT
Zeke may be Vermont’s authority on heirloom apples. We sell a few Scott Farm varieties here at the Market, but you’ll find 130 heirloom varieties at his orchard. You can go on a self-guided apple-picking excursion, or join Zeke at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 6, for a personal tour and tasting. You’ll learn about: the pollinator project, their new bee hotels, orchard ecology, and grafting.
19th Century Apple and Cheese Festival at the Morrill Homestead
Morrill Education Center, 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, VT
Live music, farm, animals, antique cider press, heirloom apple tasting, Vermont cheeses, ice cream, and homemade apple pie. Ranked one of the Top 10 2019 Fall Events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Killington Brew Fest
Killington Mountain Resort, 4763 Killington Road
Or you could drink beer. This annual fall event takes place tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. Live music, food, and craft beer tastings.
Great Vermont Corn Maze
1404 Wheelock Rd, Danville, VT
Depending upon where you live, this Northeast Kingdom destination could be a bit of a drive, but it’s worth it! You won’t find a maze like this anywhere else. It’s the largest corn maze in New England …. and a work of art. Plus, the scenery is spectacular.
Billings Farm & Museum and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
54 Elm St, Woodstock, VT
802-457-2355 (Farm)/ 802-457-3368 (Park)
billingsfarm.org / nps.gov/mabi
Maybe we’re partial, but Billings has to be one of the best fall destinations in Vermont. You could spend the morning at the Farm, visiting the farm animals and learning about 19th century living. Then, in the afternoon, enjoy leaf peeping on foot! Walk the beautiful carriage roads in the National Park, and maybe even bring a picnic lunch from Farmers‘ to enjoy after a hike up Mount Tom or to the Pogue!
Moore’s Orchard in North Pomfret
166 Hewitt St., North Pomfret, VT
This family-owned orchard is right up the road in North Pomfret. It’s the perfect place to spend an hour or two enjoying the views and stocking up on … you guessed it … apples!