This picturesque town in northern Vermont comes alive in the fall beneath gorgeous fall foliage lighting up in fiery shades of orange.

This picturesque town in northern Vermont comes alive in the fall beneath gorgeous fall foliage lighting up in fiery shades of orange.

Don't miss the skiing in Stowe.

While famous for its outdoor winter sports (Stowe Mountain Resort), hot take: Stowe is actually best-visited in the fall. Cruise up and through Smugglers' Notch to peep all those fiery leaves. Favorite fall hikes include: Stowe Pinnacle, Sterling Pond, and Mount Mansfield via Hell Brook (the start of this hike is literal hell, but hey, you only live once). In town, grab a vegan sammie at Ranch Camp and a beer at The Alchemist. Distance from Burlington: 40 mins.

Folks are always asking when to visit Vermont. And the answer is beyond simple — it’s leaf peeping season. This short window of time between mid-September and mid-October reveals a stunning version of New England painted yellow, red and orange. Your best chances for spotting color in one of the most colorful places on Earth are to “get high” (elevations with panoramic views) or “get low” (valleys near marshy waters where trees are their most vibrant).

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