Recapping our recent trip to Stowe and Woodstock Vermont, and sharing my fave picture spots! 🍁
Long story short, autumn in Vermont is like nothing else. From misty rolling hills to vibrantly colored leaves, crisp air and the best maple syrup, Vermont is the perfect place for a fall getaway.
Because of this, Stowe and Woodstock can get really busy during this time so plan accordingly! We planned our trip a bit last minute and ended up booking our stay at an AirBnb in Richmond, about 20 minutes from Burlington and 35 from Stowe.
From Woodstock, we were over an hour away so we just made a day trip out of it. The driving wasn’t too bad because all the scenic views more than made up for it.
We spent our first day in Stowe walking around downtown and checking out all the shops. A couple we loved were Country Store on Main and Shaws General Store.
Main Street is like something out of a hallmark movie.
All of the photos here were taken, on or near Main Street. The photo above on the steps was taken in front of the Green Mountain Inn. Most of the businesses in the area had beautiful fall decor outside!
For this great scenic view of the church on Main Street, we drove over to the parking lot at Tangerine & Olive. This is a popular photo spot as well, but there were only a couple others taking photos when we arrived.
On day two of our trip we drove down to Woodstock, which was equally if not more beautiful than Stowe.
We walked around checking out shops and taking photos. One of our faves was Red Wagon Toy Co. We stopped in here so Bronson could pick out a couple things and had a great experience, everyone was super sweet. Definitely recommend if you have littles!
Must see places here are,
Woodstock Middle Bridge. One of the many beautiful covered bridges in Vermont and a great photo spot.
Another is The Woodstock Inn, a gorgeous Inn & Resort. I would love to stay here one day!!
Another must see place that is perfect for photo ops is Sleepy Hollow Farm. The road leading to the farm is a bit narrow so be careful. The farm is private property so just make sure to be respectful. This is also a really popular photo spot, so expect to see other people there as well.
We set up my phone tripod and snapped a few pictures while trying to stay out of other peoples photos.
On our way to the farm I spotted another great place for pictures with this white fence and pretty trees all around, we pulled over and quickly took a few more photos here. This was near Old River Rd, and Cloudland Rd.
Our last full day in Vermont was spent back in Stowe so we could take a trip up Mt. Mansfield on the Sky Ride. It’s only a 10-15 minute trip to the top, where you get out to enjoy the view before riding back down.
The ride itself was a little scary especially if you’re scared of heights like me 😅!
But the views at the top are stunning and so worth it.
There is a gift shop and restaurant at the top and plenty of places for photos. We decided to make a day of it and hiked back down instead of riding again. It was lengthy but not too challenging. My son and our pup had a blast and we had the opportunity to see the foliage up close. Since a little time had passed, the clouds that were in the sky when we rode up cleared and the leaves were so much more vibrant. It was beautiful and ended up being our favorite part of our trip.
All in all, Vermont was truly amazing and I hope we can visit in the fall again!
Where to eat in Stowe
Butler’s Pantry Cafe On Main
The Skinny Pancake The Bench
Where to eat in Woodstock
Soulfully Good Cafe
Mon Vert Cafe
More things to do on your trip
Ben & Jerrys Factory Sugarbush Farm
Cold Hollow Cider Mill Billings Farm & Museum