You've heard of New England's fall foliage. Science has explained it. Poets have described it. Photos have captured it. Now you can experience it. You see, Vermont has endured four months of winter, a muddy spring and a short hot summer. Vermont deserves the most beautiful six weeks in North America. And so do you.
1-2 Admire the Falls of Lana en route to Rattlesnake Cliffs, which offer exquisite views of Lake Dunmore and the Adirondacks | Taste maple syrup and learn the fine art of sugarmaking at Havoc Hill Sugar House | A stroll through the Merck Forest & Farmland Center reveals sweeping vistas of the Taconic Mountains | Explore the historic village of Manchester.
3 Walk through a fern-laced hardwood forest below Mount Equinox | Opt to visit century-old Hildene Mansion, a Georgian Revival beauty built by Abraham Lincoln's son | Browse in the famous Vermont Country Store on our way to Woodstock, where The Prince & The Pauper's gourmet cuisine awaits.
4-5 Watch for wild turkeys while walking on historic carriage roads in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park | Sugar maples, 400-year-old hemlocks, bridges and wide-open pastureland make it a superb place to meander on foot | Gentle switchbacks lead to the top of Mount Tom and Mount Peg, with views of Woodstock below you as the Green Mountains rise in the distance | Take a gander at the sprawling gardens and enjoy a farm-to-table dinner | Just like magic! Molten forms crystallize right before your eyes at a Simon Pearce demonstration—classic glassblowing craftsmanship is alive, well and stunning to behold.