A Fall Bucket List That’s More Than Just Leaf Peeping

It’s coming, and it’s coming quick. Everyone’s second favorite time of year to visit Vermont: foliage season. You can’t blame them. I’m not much of a crowd follower myself, but the vibrant shades of orange and gold that take over the mountains is truly something out of a painting. The lodges and bnb’s are booked up so we know you’re on your way. If you have plans to head north for fall, I’ve got some fun festive activities to add to your itineraries right in the Mad River Valley.

Take a scenic fall lift ride

There’s no easier way to take in tons of foliage and great views than a scenic fall lift ride! Sugarbush offers lift rides weekends only ending 10/9. Or swing over to our neighbors at Mad River Glen and ride the single chair!

Take a Sugarbush Glider Ride

What better way to take in all of the foliage than with a bird’s eye views. Hop in a Sugarbush glider for some breathtaking views from the sky.

Get a pumpkin spice latte from Three Mountain Café

You know you want one, I want one too. Indulge in a PSL from Three Mountain and let the joy of fall warm your soul. No judgements here!

Go pumpkin picking at Hartshorn’s

A fall classic! Head to one of our favorite farm stands, Hartshorn’s, to pick the perfect pumpkin. Nothing like adorning your porch with some festive local produce.

Hike Burnt Rock

Be rewarded with scenic views dabbled with foliage after hiking up Burnt Rock. A local favorite that is perfect this time of year as the air gets crisper each day.

Get an apple cider donut creemee at Canteen Creemee Co.

Get your fill of fall flavors with a classic Vermont creemee! No more long summer lines at Canteen Creemee Co. where you’ll find the best mix of fall flavored creemees.

Drive the Northfield – Roxbury Route 12 loop

Okay well one scenic drive had to be included…but here’s one you might not know about! Explore 37 miles of back roads of Warren and Northfield, venture over two of the gaps that crisscross the Northfield Mountain Range, and drive right through the home to Vermont’s highest concentration of covered bridges.

See the map route here

Have a brew by the firepits at Lawson’s

Sitting on the patio at Lawson’s Finest creates peak fall vibes. Add in a cold beer, a toasty fire, and that perfect foliage of course, and you’ve got a perfect autumn evening on your hands!

Do some local fall shopping

Nothing beats a fresh flannel, some nice hiking socks and a cozy beanie! Grab some local merch or fall and winter staples at some of our favorite local shops, like the Warren Store or the Mad Rover.

Your favorite fall event is back, Fresh Hops Fest is Sunday 10/8!

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