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Best time to visit Vermont

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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!

7 THINGS TO DO IN VERMONT (SEPTEMBER 13 - SEPTEMBER 22)

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

Hiking

Hiking

late May– late October • activity

Explore spectacular Vermont's backcountry

The Tunbridge World's Fair

The Tunbridge World's Fair

September 15–18, 2022 • event

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

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

May–October • activity

Indulge in delicious foods grown by the farmers of Vermont

Apple Picking

Apple Picking

September–October • activity

One of the best fall activities in New England

Oktoberfest Vermont

Oktoberfest Vermont

unconfirmedmid-September • event

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

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeJune 17–19, 2022 • event

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

Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival

Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival

on holdAugust 9, 2020 • event

Celebrate the cheese season not far from Burlington

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

Stowe Balloon Festival

Stowe Balloon Festival

unconfirmedearly July • event

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

Vermont Maple Festival

Vermont Maple Festival

out of rangeApril 22–24, 2022 • event

The best way to celebrate spring's maple syrup season

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

out of rangeMarch–April • food

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

Vermont Brewers Festival

Vermont Brewers Festival

out of rangeJuly 22–23, 2022 • event

One of the best beer festivals in the United States

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

on holdApril 24–May 3, 2020 • event

Seven days of delicious food all over the state

Stowe Winter Carnival

Stowe Winter Carnival

unconfirmedlate January 2023 • event

The annual family event in with ice carving demonstrations and competitions

Vermont City Marathon

Vermont City Marathon

out of rangeMay 29, 2022 • event

A scenic course between the lake and the mountains

Skiing and Snowboarding Season

Skiing and Snowboarding Season

out of rangeNovember–mid-May • activity

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

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