Foliage – Scenic Drives

Vermont Scenic Fall Foliage Road Tours

Scenic Vermont Roads – Auto Drives & Roadways

Vermont scenic fall foliage drivesThe Fall Foliage Season is the busiest time of the year for many Vermont inns, hotels, restaurants, attractions and other businesses. Find out about the “Magic of the Season” and discover how to find the perfect time to see the Autumn splendor. The state of Vermont is one of the nation’s prettiest places to view fall foliage. Vermont has an abundance of paved, easy to navigate, back roads and by-ways ideal for exploring and photographing Fall Foliage. This northern New England offers mountain vistas, valley panoramas and sparkling lakes. Welcome to the Vermont Fall Foliage Guide, an informative guide to Vermont Fall Foliage. Ask us about Vermont fall foliage drives or share experiences. To feature your Vermont business, contact us.

Vermont Fall Foliage Scenic Drives



Northeast Kingdom area inns, B and B inns, Fall foliage roadsNortheast Kingdom Vermont Fall Foliage Tours

Including St. JohnsburyNewport and Island Pond

VTfoliageTake I-91 North from St. Johnsbury to the Canadian border and the town of Newport, Vermont. Exit I-91 in Derby Line, Vermont. The town sits on the US Canada border and is where you’ll find the historical Haskell Opera House and theBirchwood Inn. The highest elevation of Interstate 91 is located about half-way between St. Johnsbury and Newport. This area of the highway now includes views of Wind Turbines and is known as “Sheffield Heights”. Southern Quebec also offers outstanding vistas from the highway, which becomes I-55 in Canada.

Fall Foliage season is a great time to visit Montgomery. You’ll find the Phineas Swan Country Inn located here, a wonderful place to stay. 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.

Another rural, northern Vermont Scenic Fall Drive will bring you north and then east. 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.


Burlington area inns, B and B inns, Fall foliage roadsNorthwestern Vermont Fall Foliage Tours

Including Burlington, St. Albans,ColchesterEssex

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.


South central Vermont inns, bandb inns, fall foliage toursCentral Vermont Fall Foliage Tours

Including BarreMontpelierRutlandWoodstock, 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 toManchester 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 roads, southern vermont innsSouthern Vermont Fall Foliage Tours

Including BrattleboroWilmingtonBenningtonSpringfieldManchester,GraftonNewfaneBellows 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. Vermont Living thanks for not trashing Vermont.

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Remember to book your accommodations early – making sure you have guaranteed reservations before arriving; Visit during midweek periods to avoid excessive crowds; And, plan an extended stay so you can enjoy all Vermont has to offer! 

Visit Foliage Update for your daily fall foliage report, Fall Foliage Tips, and a Fall Foliage Picture Tour.

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Vermont Fall Foliage Drives

Vermont Fall Foliage Drives

Find Vermont Fall Foliage Drives in every region. Champlain Valley, Northeast Kingdom, North-Central, South-Central and Southern Vermont.

Champlain Valley VT Fall Foliage Drives
Burlington, Middlebury, St. Albans, the Islands of NW Vermont
North Central VT Fall Foliage Drives
Montpelier, Barre, Randolph, foliage, Stowe, Mad River Valley
Northeast Kingdom VT Fall Foliage Drives
St. Johnsbury, Newport, Barton, Lyndonville, Burke, Jay, Island Pond
South Central VT Fall Foliage Drives
Rutland, White River Jct., Woodstock, Quechee, Brandon, Killington, Ludlow, Weston, Chester
Southern VT Fall Foliage Drives
Bennington, Brattleboro, Manchester, Arlington, Newfane, Mt. Snow area

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