An Autumn Vermont photo guide to road-tripping the Vermont Scenic Route 100 Byway, sponsored by Zappos.com
Sometimes, when we feel like we can have anything, we start to take the little the things for granted. Like the changing colors of the leaves or kind people with good character — it’s in a noisy, powerful world like Manhattan, that the simplicity of what’s good gets lost.
After three stressful weeks of weaving through opportunities and offers in New York City, I didn’t hesitate to pack up for a weekend in the Mountain State. Tress? Yes. Mountains? Necessary. Cheese… okay Vermont — I’m coming!
As a California girl having lived an endless summer through Los Angeles, Sydney, Rio and Barcelona, I’ve experienced a lot of change, but haven’t experienced very many seasons.
I love the changing colors of the trees. Like… emoji with big-heart-eyes… LOVE THE FALL. In a lifestyle as exciting and unconventional as mine, autumn in the North East U.S.A. is a novelty.
When my friend Kevin invited me to Vermont, I didn’t know anything about it. It was just a chance to capture October foliage. Little did I anticipate the home place to Ben and Jerry’s, wooden bridges, mills, farms and therefore — farm-to-table dining.
Here’s to small towns and maple syrup, our Vermont Road Trip in Photos:
Because trees, leaves and road trips make me happy.
Tribute to cheese. Vermont cheese.
An iconic photo representing Vermont, the Stowe Community Church is a VT favorite.
Perfect for reflection play or picnics, the shores of Blueberry Lake entertained an old man playing frisbee with his dog. (And across, myself just chillin’.) Photo Collaboration with @SweatEngine
Thanks to these outdoor boots by Blundstone, I was able to hop around the shores to get to that rock in the previous photos. I love a nice pair of heels, but
3. Rochester, Vermont
Is it me, or is this just darling :D
So it’s not just me.
When the leaves are bigger than your shoes.
4. Amherst Lake
5. Woodstock, Vermont
I’ll take the house at the end of the road, thanks!
The Farm life a la #iPhoneOnly. Blundstone boots meant for walking… outside.
The Ski Highway + Suggested Resorts
The Vermont Scenic Route 100 Byway is often referred to as the ski highway. A local, suggested a trip to Vermont during the ski season.
Best Ski Resorts in Vermont:
Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Mad River Glen Ski Area, Okemo Mountain Resort, Magic Mountain Ski Area, Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain.
Route 100 Arts + Culture:
While Vermont is famed for fall foliage and winter ski-life, it boasts incredible farm-to-table dining and a hip, upcoming art scene. Check out this infographic for more information.
Art Scene Recommended by locals: Lasser Ceramics in Londonderry, the quaint and hip Sandy’s Books and Bakery in Rochester, the Weston Playhouse Theatre, Hot Glass Works in Jamaica and the Vermont Bowl Company in Wilmington.
More to do in Stowe, Vermont:
- Ben and Jerry’s Factory
- Ice Skating at Stowe Mountain Resort
- Alchemist Brewery (makers of the famous Heady Topper Double IPA)
- Old Hollow Cider Mill. Warren
Learn about more things to do in Vermont on VermontVacation.com
What places should I add to my next trip to Vermont?
Drop your comments below!
Big thanks to Zappos.com and Blundstone for teaming up with me to capture share my travels.
Per usual, all opinions are my own. Shout out to all of you for reading :)
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