There’s no equal to the brilliant and beautiful fall foliage colors of New England. The quaint, historic towns, charming farms, and cover bridges create the most idyllic fall scenery. Bed and Breakfasts all across Vermont fill up quickly during the peak autumn color months and Brattleboro is a very popular destination. Here visitors have access to amazing fall foliage hikes, drives and views, along with a fun, lively downtown. After a day of soaking up the stunning landscape, spend the night at a romantic Brattleboro restaurant or cafe. Stroll the unique, artistic shops or catch a movie at the classy Latchis Theater. While the Inn on Putney Road is a pleasant stroll to the city’s center, the tranquil location feels like a secluded retreat. Wake up each day to lovely views of our mature garden with expansive grounds. Our generous guest suites and hearty breakfast create the perfect Bed and Breakfast experience. Reserve your fall foliage getaway with us today and see Vermont at its most magical.
5 Best Ways to Enjoy the Vermont Fall Foliage
A Vermont fall foliage vacation doesn’t just mean gorgeous forest hikes or walks. There are many ways to enjoy this beautiful season around Brattleboro. Try these 5 wonderful ways to soak up the autumn colors:
- Walks – Brattleboro has many pleasant walks for a casual, quiet day immersed it the lovely landscape. Right next to the grounds on Inn on Putney Road pick up a charming one mile trail along a picturesque pond that leads to a 3.5 acre bird sanctuary. The Retreat Trails has 9 miles of forested trails with views of a historic farm. The lower section of the West River Trail is in Brattleboro and connects to 35-miles of scenic paths. Fort Dummer State Park has two easy loops with great overlooks and the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center 2 mile trail opens up to sweeping views of Heifer Hill. Cross rustic bridges while following the cascading Wilde Brook on the Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area trails.
- Hikes – The longer and more challenging trails make great day trips that lead to breath-taking summit vistas. Molly Stark State Park is a short 1.7 mile loop but scale the fire tower atop Mt Olga for sweeping views of the brilliant autumn forests. While Mount Wantastiquet will take most hikers 1 to 2 hours to climb to the panoramic views of Brattleboro and the river valley. Plan a whole day excursion for the 2-3 hour hike up to the stunning vista of Mount Monadnock.
- Biking – Brattleboro is a lovely area to bike around the downtown or countryside. If you don’t want to bring your own bike, Brattleboro Bicycle Shop has convenient rentals available to explore the trails and roads. While Diverse Directions takes care of all the planning for you. They offer multiple cycling tours from easy to more challenging. Their detailed instructions and downloadable GPS maps make the 11 to 33 mile trips a breeze. Cycle through historic towns, quaint cover bridges and along side the Connecticut River, all aglow with the fall colors.
- Drives – Sometimes a relaxing drive down winding country roads is the best way to spend the day admiring the fall foliage. Route 9, also known as the Molly Stark Scenic Byway begins in Brattleboro and the 48 miles travels through state parks, past lakes and quaint villages. The Brattleboro to Whitingham through Mount Snow loop also begins on the Molly Stark Byway but continues to the Mount Snow ski area. Stop there for an amazing scenic chair lift ride with views of the Somerset Reservoir and Mount Monadnock. The Connecticut River National Byway is a 410 mile journey from the Canadian border to the Atlantic Ocean. Pick up a section of it in Brattleboro and travel north or south alongside the spectacular Connecticut River.
- Train Rides – Nothing could be more romantic than a relaxing train ride through the autumn scenery. The Green Mountain Railroad, north of Brattleboro in the town of Chester, offers two wonderful fall foliage excursions. The round trip Rockingham ride is a 1 hour tour along the Connecticut River with views of two covered bridges and the Brockway Mills Gorge. While the Ludlow trip is 2 hours and travels through the Green Mountains and over a high trestle bridge.
The fall foliage season is a very popular time to visit charming Brattleboro, Vermont. Plan your autumn escape to this quintessential New England town. Reserve your luxurious guest suite at the Inn on Putney Road, for a romantic Bed and Breakfast vacation.