Best time to visit Vermont

Vermont

Best time of year to visit Vermont

Although this state is never out of season, the best time to visit Vermont (and find the best weather) is in May/June or September/October. Late spring and early summer bring you maple syrup, moderate crowds, and the Vermont City Marathon. September and October can be more crowded and more expensive, but with good reason. Early fall is enchanting with million-dollar views as the landscape becomes vibrant with bright yellows, oranges, and reds.The busiest time to visit are the months of July and August, which boast long days, warm weather, luscious winds, and bright skies. Mid to late summer is the high season for hiking, shopping at farmers' markets, and enjoying numerous festivals. Winters in Vermont can be unpredictable, fluctuating between soft, fluffy snow and cold, freezing rain. But if you are a passionate skier and willing to pay premium prices, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit some of the east coast’s top ski resorts. There are plenty of locations across Vermont for cross-country skiing and ice skating, as well!

8 THINGS TO DO IN VERMONT (SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 23)

Vermont Fall Foliage

Vermont Fall Foliage

early September–October • nature

As temperatures cool down, the Green Mountain State puts on an unbelievable display of colors

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–March • nature

The greatest nature's light show can be observed in Vermont

New England Fall Foliage

New England Fall Foliage

early September–October • nature

Check out the most picturesque spots for fall foliage all over the New England region

Hiking

Hiking

late May– late October • activity

Explore spectacular Vermont's backcountry

Lake Willoughby Fall Foliage

Lake Willoughby Fall Foliage

early September–October • nature

See changing colors near Lake Willoughby

Apple Picking

Apple Picking

September–October • activity

One of the best fall activities in New England

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

May–October • activity

Indulge in delicious foods grown by the farmers of Vermont

Lake Champlain Fall Foliage

Lake Champlain Fall Foliage

early September–mid-October • nature

The Lake Champlain Region is filled with amazing colors during the fall season

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeJune 14–16, 2024 • event

Take in the atmosphere of the event with around 20 giant hot air balloons floating in the air

Stowe Balloon Festival

Stowe Balloon Festival

canceledearly July 2022 • event

An exciting ballooning event at the famous ski resort in Northern Vermont

Vermont Maple Festival

Vermont Maple Festival

out of rangeApril 28–30, 2023 • event

The best way to celebrate spring's maple syrup season

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

out of rangeApril 8, 2024 • event

Some spots on Earth wait for the moment of solar totality for hundreds or even thousands of years. To capture a spectacle, you have to be truly lucky

The Tunbridge World's Fair

The Tunbridge World's Fair

out of rangeSeptember 14–17, 2023 • event

A long-lasting fair with agricultural events and family-friendly entertainment

Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival

Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival

on holdAugust 13, 2023 • event

Celebrate the cheese season not far from Burlington

Vermont Brewers Festival

Vermont Brewers Festival

unconfirmedJuly 19-20, 2024 • event

One of the best beer festivals in the United States

Stowe Winter Carnival

Stowe Winter Carnival

out of rangeJanuary 18–20, 2024 • event

The annual family event in with ice carving demonstrations and competitions

Oktoberfest Vermont

Oktoberfest Vermont

on holdSeptember 22–23, 2023 • event

Over 100 beers from 40 breweries on the shores of Lake Champlain

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

out of rangeMarch–April • food

Forget about calories and sample Vermont's first harvest of the year

Vermont Renaissance Faire

Vermont Renaissance Faire

out of rangeJune 22–23, 2024 • event

Bring the whole family and immerse yourselves in the Middle Ages

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

out of rangeApril–August • nature

Delicate wildflowers add color and fragrance to Vermont landscapes in spring and summer

Vermont Restaurant Week

Vermont Restaurant Week

unconfirmedSpring 2024 • event

Seven days of delicious food all over the state

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

out of rangeJune 7–11, 2023 • event

Celebrate decades of the jazz tradition in Burlington

Vermont City Marathon

Vermont City Marathon

out of rangeMay 26, 2024 • event

A scenic course between the lake and the mountains

Skiing and Snowboarding Season

Skiing and Snowboarding Season

out of rangeNovember–early May • activity

Skim along the slopes of New England's best skiing destinations

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