course, there is more to Vermont during foliage season than just colored
leaves. The whole state takes on this sort of harvest/cornucopia/feel-good
air, and you can easily get your fill of foliage and still save room
for other activities. Try stopping in at an apple
orchard or farmstand
where you can buy or pick your own produce, pumpkins, purchase crafts
and baked goods and more. A wide variety of state
parks are still open this time of year, and Dairies
of Distinction can be found throughout the state. The Great
Vermont Corn Maze is up and running in Danville again this year
(offering daytime and starlight maze fun), and any number of museums
and other highlights are available for touring. Many of the state's
ski areas also run summer and
fall programs with gondola lifts, alpine slides and more.
Or perhaps you'd like to try something really different? A number
of bike touring companies
offer foliage tour packages. Picture flying over the flaming colors
in a hot air balloon, or
clickity-clacking through the countryside in the vintage cars of the
Railroad. For those looking for an extended train adventure, Great
Train Escapes offers an 8 day/7 night New England Foliage Tour
with several departure dates in September and October.
Fall is also one of the best times to go antiquing
in the state, with numerous shows and most shops running at full steam.