Vermont is known for its fall foliage and the best time to visit this beautiful state is during the peak foliage. So the year of 2014, we planned a trip to this colorful state 🙂 But who knew, we won’t find any accommodation – since all lodges, hotels and airbnb’s were pre-booked, like a month before!! Hence, we decided on doing a day trip instead – and what an adventure it turned out to be! (hint: 16hrs drive + I had fasted the entire day without food and water .. yep it was karva chauth 🙂 )
We started our day early at 5:30am in the morning, made a quick pit stop at dunkins and then all 3 cars were on their way to Vermont! The drive till the time we reached the border of Vermont was pretty laid back, but soon colors popped out and so did our cameras 😛
Our first stop was the Green Mountain Orchards , in Putney, VT, to do some apple picking – specially honeycrisps .. yumm! It’s one of the largest apple orchards in Vermont! We picked around a dozen of honey crisps from there and then later during the week I made a couple of apple pies 🙂
The drive from Putney to Waterbury was beautiful and colorful! We made a couple of pit stops on our way, just to stop and admire nature’s beauty!
Once we were in Waterbury, we took the Green Mountain Byway that travels through the towns of Waterbury and Stowe between the spine of the northern Green Mountains to the west and the peaks of the Worcester Range to the east. Traveling along the Byway provided us some stunning views of open meadows, farmland and forests, all with a spectacular mountain backdrop. We made our way through the maple, birch, and beech trees lining the eleven-mile route of Green Mountain Byway, to the bottom of Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont and hiked our way to the top! Check this video, shot on our way to the top. The view from the top was spectacular – trees looked like colourful blooms spread across the state!
It was time to head back home now, oh no! It made us sad to leave this scenic and meditating place – but not before we made one last stop at the Ben and Jerry’s Factory – to click some funky pictures, take a tour of the ice-cream factory and have some fresh and yummy icecreams!
Ah! the day finally came to an end and my thoughts resonated these words, exactly! : “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery.