Thanks to Stowe, Vermont Tourism for providing the following information about Autumn in the Stowe Vermont area.
Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for peak foliage in Stowe, Vermont?
As you know, we cannot predict Mother Nature. Some years the peak arrives in early (the first week) of October. Also, peak foliage is subjective. (Editor’s note: “Peak foliage”, an often used term, IS a tough one to nail down to specifics and, if we can agree to its meaning we might also agree that “the peak” is fleeting, subject to great variation over short distances, etc.)
Foliage.org: What roads and highways in the Stowe are are popular scenic routes for fall tourists?
We have suggested tours for tourists. Route 100 from the top of Vermont to the southern border is very scenic. (Editor’s note: I CAN and DO vouch for this. Beautiful.)
Foliage.org: Please describe any fall festivals or other public events that place in Stowe during foliage season.
We celebrate Octoberfest.
We also host a Fall Foliage Arts Festival with over 150 juried crafts.
Foliage.org: Are there historic sites in Stowe that are also known for their fall foliage displays?
We do have a historical walking quide of Stowe.
Foliage.org: What are favorite tourist attractions of autumn travelers? What are some of the less well known but much loved attractions?
Trapp Family Lodge, our gondola, shops, Stowe Recreation Path (5 1/2 miles long), covered bridges, waterfalls
Foliage.org: What are favorite fall destinations or activities of families traveling with children in the Stowe Vt.?
Gondola rides, Alpine Slide, Ben & Jerry’s, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Little River Hot Glass & Ziemke Glassblowing Studio, Percy Farm Corn Maze, The Painting Place-U-Paint-it Pottery, canoeing and kayaking, biking, hiking and the Stowe Recreation Path
Foliage.org: Please name a few helpful resources for discovering Stowe inns, B&B?s, and boutique hotels.
Our website, GoStowe.com is where you will find lodging, activities, shopping, events, and more.
Foliage.org: Anything else you would like to add to help visitors thinking about traveling Stowe for the fall foliage season?
It is important to make reservatons before coming to Stowe, Vermont. Fall is our busiest time of the year.