Vermont Fall Foliage Hiking Tour
October 7 - 12, 2024
(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, support van, leaders, tour maps & narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included from Burlington prior to and following tour.
Not Included: Airfare to Burlington International Airport, Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
“A Timberline trip was the best way to spend my 50th birthday – challenging my body, seeing beautiful landscapes and being with a warm, fun-loving group.” Amy N.
Views of The Best Fall Foliage in New England
Towering white church steeples, creaky covered bridges, rolling country lanes, vibrantly colored foliage, colonial architecture, antique shops, village greens: these are all images of quintessential Vermont, and exactly what we will experience on our new Vermont Fall Colors Hiking tour. Other signatures of Vermont include cheddar cheese, MacIntosh apples (the official state fruit), maple syrup, and the earliest ski slopes. Of course, the natural beauty of the state is well known, and our hikes will take us right through what most people only see from afar. We explore, lakes, cascading waterfalls, a section of the Long Trail – the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States, the highest point in Vermont, and the most colorful hills in the nation. It should be noted that travel is not fast on these trails, as the terrain is very rugged with some rocky, technical paths, and possible slippery rocks. On our ascent to Mt. Mansfield there is a fair amount of scrambling and steps requiring hand holds in the upper regions. However, we always provide options to fit each hiker’s comfort level.
Stowe & Middlebury, VT
We will stay in two world famous towns as our base for exploring the trails. Stowe is one of Vermont’s most picturesque and beloved towns, hosting skiing in the winter and music, theater and arts in the summer. It is breathtakingly beautiful in the height of the fall season. We have easy access to Mount Mansfield, and can enjoy wandering the town’s galleries and shops. Middlebury is a college town, built up after the revolutionary war. Through history it has been a commercial center served by the railroad and hosting many industries including mills, factories and marble quarries. We stay at the historic Middlebury Inn, in the midst of the stately brick and stone buildings, the gently sloping town green and the cascading falls of Otter Creek.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40!
|Day 1||Pickup in Burlington, transfer to Stowe, hike Stowe Pinnacle||3.2|
|Day 2||Summit Mt. Mansfield via Longs Trail||5.1|
|Day 3||Hike Camel's Hump||5.1|
|Day 4||Mt. Moosalamoo and Rattlesnake Cliffs loop||6.2|
|Day 5||Long Trail: Brandon Gap to Middlebury Gap||9.2|
|Day 6||Green Mountain National Forest hike to Abbey Pond||4|