Fall in Central Vermont

Colors in Central Vermont generally turn the last ten days of September and remain colorful through mid-October.

There are two sure bets every fall. 1.) Foliage will arrive, and 2.) a few travelers who do not have room reservations will be stranded. The key to avoiding a night in the car is to reserve your room well in advance (weekends may be booked months in advance) or get a weekday room very early in the day. Foliage will be all around you. Find a room first, and then travel the countryside.

If you find rooms are in short supply, concentrate on locations outside the larger cities. In Central Vermont, Chamber staff try to remain on call during periods of severe room shortages, so give us a call at 802-229-5712 if you’re having trouble finding available rooms.

Tips for planning a fall visit to Vermont:

  • Make reservations well in advance, especially if you plan to visit during the first two weekend of October.
  • Innkeepers often require a minimum two-night stay during foliage season, particularly on weekends.
  • Expect to make an advance deposit to ensure your reservation. (No-shows are usually charged full price).
  • If you’re planning at the last minute, schedule your trip to Vermont mid-week. Lodging choices will be far greater, as well as the opportunity to enjoy some special community events.
  • Contact the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce for the latest information on available at 802-229-5712.

For the Vermont foliage forecaster, visit vermontvacation.com/landing-pages/recreation/foliage/foliage-forecaster.

For information on scenic byways, visit visit-vermont.com/state/scenic-drives/.