Take I-91 North from St. Johnsbury to the Canadian border and the town of Newport, Vermont. Southern Quebec also offers outstanding vistas from the highway, which becomes I-55 in Canada.
Take Rt. 114 from Lyndonville to Canaan, but do be wary of the moose, which are most often seen in early morning and early evening hours. Moose vehicle collisions are most often deadly, unfortunately for both humans and moose.
For a colorful and adventurous journey crossing the Long Trail, take Rt. 58 West in Lowell to Rt. 242 in Montgomery Center. There's plenty of opportunities to park and hike, and a scenic photo is guaranteed.
Northwestern Vermont Fall Foliage Tours
Including Burlington, St. Albans, Colchester, Essex
Take I-89 North from Burlington to St. Albans for some breathtaking views of the Champlain Valley. For a slower pace try Rt. 104 from Fairfax to St. Albans. For views of Lake Champlain, apple orchards, and the distant mountains of Vermont, New York, and Quebec, cruise through the islands of North and South Hero on Rt. 2 off I-89 Exit 17.
Central Vermont Fall Foliage Tours
Including Barre, Montpelier, Rutland, Woodstock, White River Jct., Middlebury
Take Exit 1 off I-89 onto Rt. 4 and drive from Quechee to Fair Haven, or turn south on Rt. 7 in Rutland and follow to Manchester and Bennington. For an incredible journey through the mountains of Central Vermont, take Exit 8 off I-89 in Middlesex to Rt. 100B and follow south to Rt. 17 and on to Rt. 23 south into Middlebury.
Southern Vermont Fall Foliage Tours
Including Brattleboro, Wilmington, Bennington, Springfield, Manchester, Grafton, Newfane, Bellows Falls
Take I-91 north to Exit 2, Rt. 9 and follow west through the southern end of the Green Mountains across to Bennington. Turn right in Wilmington onto the amazing Rt. 100 North, which runs the entire length of Vermont through the heart of the Green Mountain range. If you take exit 7 off I-91, scenic Rt. 11 will take you across Vermont to Manchester Center.
For added fun and the thrill of discovering a fresh Vermont scene, try one of Vermont's dirt roads. The State is filled with thousands of miles of 'dirt' and 'gravel' roads, most of which are quite safe and passable, even for two-wheeled vehicles or rear-wheel-drive sedans. So, go for it!
Note: Private roads are usually marked and should be avoided. Remember to observe the local speed limits, which is 50 mph on most Vermont secondary roads, and please don't litter our beautiful Vermont countryside.