These Green Mountains are turning to a blaze of color. Apples are ripe for the picking, with this year’s bountiful crop a sure sign of snowy days ahead. Pumpkin patches. Corn mazes. Country stores. HarvestFest. Hiking where the Long and Appalachian trails were born… there’s so much to do you’ll want to make it a long weekend when you visit Stratton this fall.
For a bird’s eye view of vibrant Vermont foliage, board the gondola and take off for the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak where the Green, White, Adirondack and Berkshire mountains unfold. From there it’s a short hike to the historic fire tower, climb the 61 steps and you’ll be on top of the world. Literally.
A good hike deserves a great beer, and Vermont craft brewers take fall flavors to new heights. You’re in luck with bars and restaurants throughout Stratton Village pouring a heady selection including the Von Trapp Octoberfest Lager and Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale along with at least a dozen more beers, IPAs and ciders on tap. Check out the menu of specialty fall cocktails at Mulligans like The Headless Horseman. Mix up your favorite libation with Vermont spirits and toast to a day well spent.
From the base of Stratton Mountain, venture out along Vermont’s famed Route 100 for scenes like nowhere else. Drive across covered bridges to charming towns. Stop for a maple creemee. Visit the Vermont Country Store. Explore.
Here are just a few of our favorite things to get you started on your fall foliage visit to Stratton Mountain.
Ready to book your getaway? Check out the 2021 Stratton Foliage Report