“Magical” is an overused word in the world of tourism and marketing, but in truth, it’s difficult to think of a better word to describe Stowe, Vermont in the fall. Nestled against the loftiest peak in the Green Mountains, the welcoming village ranks among New England’s top small-town getaways and its world-class scenery reaches a whole other level during the autumnal stretch of the calendar.
Immerse yourself in this scintillating seasonal as a guest of ours here at Edson Hill, where you’ll savor stylish accommodations, rustic tranquility, and preeminent Green Mountain State hospitality just a stone’s throw from Stowe’s historic heart!
The Fabulous Fall Colors of the Stowe, VT Area
Visit Stowe anytime between early September and late October, and you’ll see why our corner of Vermont is consistently ranked among the best places in the U.S. for fall foliage. And given that the northeastern U.S. is, along with adjacent Canada, widely regarded as the finest region in the world for colorful autumn colors, it’s no stretch to say Stowe’s one of the top destinations anywhere for the fine art of “leaf-peeping” (as the appreciation of fall colors is known in these parts).
Indeed, Stowe leaf-peeping draws visitors from all around the globe. While the magnitude and exact timing of peak fall foliage vary from year to year depending on climatic factors, our area typically reaches its zenith of vibrancy from about the last week of September through the first half of October.
The significant elevational spectrum here, with terrain sweeping up from valleys to summits past 4,000 feet, translates to a long fall-color show, kicking off on high and spreading downslope as the season progresses. Our diversity of hardwood trees and shrubs is another reason for the splendor of our autumn show, with its many shades of red, orange, yellow, and more.
Hiking, mountain-biking, taking a scenic drive along the Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road or the Green Mountain Byway, paddling an area lake or river: There are many ways to savor Stowe’s sublime fall colors. And with our sprawling grounds and sweeping views up the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range, Edson Hill makes its own knockout leaf-peeping stage.
Other Fall Pleasures on a Stowe Getaway
Fall colors are a main-draw attraction to Stowe, but they also form an eye-popping backdrop for any number of other seasonal pastimes here. The autumn harvest provides a timeless attraction, whether appreciated at a farmers’ market or farmstand or in the tasting room of one of our local cideries. There’s a slew of fall events to enjoy, from the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival to the one-of-a-kind Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival.
And the outdoor activities we’ve already alluded to aren’t only wonderful because of the blazing canopies, but also on account of the darn-near-perfect fall weather: not too hot, not too cold, predominantly clear and sunny.
Join Us This Fall at Edson Hill
The majesty of fall in between the slopes of the Greens and the Worcester Range will be unfolding in full glory before you know it. Experience the leaf-peeping marvels, the outdoor pursuits and seasonal festivities, and all of the other joys of the Stowe-area fall while calling Edson Hill your home base. Our impeccable guest rooms, handsome hillside grounds, exquisite on-site dining, and all-around hospitality add up to the finest in autumn getaways to this—OK, we’ll say it—magical part of New England.