Quechee Gorge is great and so is Hildene. You have some good spots listed!
For anyone who visits Sugarbush Farms in Pomeret, there was a darling, black, labrador that greeted us three different seasons. Last season, leaving the parking lot, the labrador was sound asleep in the middle of the road. I got out to wake it up. Was afraid someone would not see the dog and drive over it. Seemed startled and gave me a bark as if saying, "Can't you see I'm sleeping? Drive around me" The labrador would not budge so watch for that darling labrador who may be taking a catnap in the middle of the road after a long day of greeting folks at Sugarbush! Love that labrador!
I am from New Jersey. I am planning to see fall colors in Vermont/ New Hampshire area. I have not visited these places during fall colors so far. Can some body guide me on places where you can find peak fall colors on the 2nd and 3rd day of October? week days are not possible due to work
I was thinking about NEK. Is it going to be too late for this place? If yes, can you please suggest other places that is expected to have good fall colors on that week end? Can you please suggest the scenic drives as well?
As for specific places, just use this forum thread...it's filled with great ideas. Spend an hour or two going throughout this great website and you'll be chock-full of great destinations!
Click on picture in upper left corner. The hot air balloon in this picture is over the Ottauquechee River. In the background is the Green where some hot air balloons are launched. In this picture is the outstanding Simon Pearce Restaurant which is right of the hot air balloon. In front of this hot air balloon which is not in the picture is a covered bridge.
Scroll down, click on picture of Balloon Over Gorge by Rick Russell
By clicking the blue photo bar, more pictures may be viewed.
There's a walkway on the bridge that crosses Quechee Gorge. The walkway is an ideal location for viewing and photographing the Gorge.
With Mother nature throwing in some colorful foliage, being in or nearby Quechee, Vermont, do not miss this beautiful sight by checking local Hot Air Balloon websites for when (time) and where launchings may occurr.
Another local website for hot air balloons is
Regardless to season, the entire area of Quechee, Vermont is very scenic. It's a thrill to be there at the right time and right place to experience the beauty of seeing hot air balloons overhead. Do not leave this experience to chance. With access to the information on these websites, plan so you will be at the right place; at the right time!
Whether you are on land or in the air, the beauty of a hot air balloon drifting over Quechee will make your hearts soar with delight!
Last year we drove the a loop from Littleton. 93 South to 112 West (the Kancamagus Hwy) to 302 North. Really amazing drive. Different than Vermont -- more mountainous and dramatic, whereas I think most of vermont is more pretty and serene. Sugar Hill Road (Rt 117) is also very pretty. The Sugar Hill Meetinghouse on that road makes for some nice pictures.
Around Stowe, there are great views from the top of Mt Mansfield toll road, Smuggler's Notch, and the Trapp Family Lodge, to mention the more popular spots. But there are also a lot of back roads to the east and west of Route 100 that are great to wander around, like the area around Elmore Mountain Road and Cole Hill Road. Also to the west of 108 around Jeffersonville, such as the Pleasant Valley Road.
This is a morning shot for sure. There's also a really cool barn RIGHT on the roadside (as in mere inches from the pavement). I tried to shoot it last year, and even at 14mm on a full-frame camera, it was a tough shot (at least ot make it look nice). Let me dig through some files and see if I saved any of those attempts.
ETA: It looks as though I deleted all of those pics, sorry!