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Fall in Vermont – Part Two

Last week I shared Fall in Vermont – A Leaf Peeping Trip where I shared some of our recent Vermont vacation.  Today I’m sharing more of what we enjoyed while we were in Vermont.

Fall in the Town of Woodstock

Woodstock, Vermont is a quintessential New England town that is full of charm and beauty.  We never get tired of walking around this town and enjoying both the houses and the pretty views.

This shot is from a bridge in town that leads to Billings Farm.

Fall in Woodstock, Vermont #fall #vermont #vermontinfall

This shows the view from the opposite side of the bridge.

Fall in Woodstock, Vermont #fall #vermont #vermontinfall

One evening we were walking and saw a charming dinner party being held in this house’s yard.

Fall in Woodstock, Vermont #fall #vermont #vermontinfall

The town is full of charming houses and every single one was decorated for fall.

Fall in Woodstock, Vermont #fall #vermont #vermontinfall

I want a shelf above my windows for pumpkins.

Fall in Woodstock, Vermont #fall #vermont #vermontinfall

This home created a vignette on their front porch with a sign inviting people to use it for photographs.  Of course I had to make Sherman pose here.

Sherman Skulina enjoying Vermont in Fall #shermanskulina #vermont #vermontfall

And then he had to pose here among the leaves on the ground.

Sherman Skulina enjoying Vermont in Fall #shermanskulina #vermont #vermontfall

A treat for this trip was getting to meet my friend, Shelley, from Calypso in the Country, along with her dog, Rosie.  I also got to enjoy dinner with Wendi and her husband but didn’t take any pictures.  Wendi blogs at H2O Bungalow and The North House.  The North House is a duplex that she renovated in Ludlow, VT.  It’s a vacation rental and we got to tour one side of it.   The other side was rented, so I didn’t get to see it in person.

Fall in Woodstock, Vermont #fall #vermont #vermontinfall

Leaf Peeping in Vermont

Our vacation days in Vermont started with hiking with Sherman in the morning followed by a drive in the afternoon.  This picture was taken near Tyson, Vermont.

Leaf peeping in Vermont #vermont #fallinvermont

This picture is from the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth, Vermont.

Leaf peeping in Vermont #vermont #fallinvermont

The day that we took these pictures was the only sunny Vermont day that we had on our vacation.  It also was the warmest day.  Since we had Sherman with us, we couldn’t tour the Calvin Coolidge homestead or visit the museum but we’d already toured it on a previous vacation, so we just enjoyed the pretty views there.

Sherman Skulina enjoying Vermont in Fall #shermanskulina #vermont #vermontfall

A highlight of our leaf peeping adventures was driving to the top of the mountain at Okemo ski resort.  We’ve skied there many times and it was fun to see the trails not covered by snow and to enjoy the beautiful views.

Leaf peeping in Vermont - View from the top of Okemo Mountain #vermont #fallinvermont #okemo #ludlow

Every trip up the lift in winter is a long and cold ride.  In winter all of those evergreens are coated in snow and it looks like a winter wonderland.

Leaf peeping in Vermont - View from the top of Okemo Mountain #vermont #fallinvermont #okemo #ludlow

There’s probably snow on these slopes by now!

Leaf peeping in Vermont - View from the top of Okemo Mountain #vermont #fallinvermont #okemo #ludlow

This picture was taken at Billings Farm in Woodstock.  Billings Farm is a working farm with a dairy that you can tour.  We didn’t tour it this year but have many times in the past.

Leaf peeping in Vermont - Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont #vermont #fallinvermont

Have you ever noticed that dogs look like their owner?  I call Sherman and Mr. SP, “The Twins.”

Sherman Skulina enjoying Vermont in Fall #shermanskulina #vermont #vermontfall

Sherman loves his daddy with all of his heart.

Sherman Skulina enjoying Vermont in Fall #shermanskulina #vermont #vermontfall

The Jenny Farm

The Jenny Farm is one of the most photographed spots in Vermont.  It’s a working farm and not a place to tour and there aren’t signs to direct you there.  Even without signs, there were many people taking pictures at this lovely spot when we visited.

The Jenny Farm in Vermont #vermont #fallinvermont #fall

If this spot looks familiar, you may have seen in on a calendar or in the movie Forest Gump.

The Jenny Farm in Vermont #vermont #fallinvermont #fall

It was a cloudy day when we visited but still beautiful.

The Jenny Farm in Vermont #vermont #fallinvermont #fall

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion

I love a home tour and one day we toured the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion.  The trails that we enjoyed hiking on are located on the mountain behind this home.

Touring the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion in Woodstock, Vermont #vermont #travel #woodstockvermont

If you travel to Woodstock, I would recommend touring this home.   I only took a few pictures on our tour.  This is the main hall downstairs.Touring the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion in Woodstock, Vermont #vermont #travel #woodstockvermont

We both admired the beautiful millwork found throughout the home.
Touring the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion in Woodstock, Vermont #vermont #travel #woodstockvermont

This is the home’s dining room.

Touring the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion in Woodstock, Vermont #vermont #travel #woodstockvermont

The Vermont Country Store

A trip to Vermont isn’t complete without a visit to The Vermont Country Store.

Visiting The Vermont Country Store #vermont #thevermontcountrystore #fall #fallinvermont

The store is dog friendly and Sherman loves going in with us.  We’ve found that it’s easiest on a nice day for one of us to enjoy sitting outside with him while the other shops.

Visiting The Vermont Country Store #vermont #thevermontcountrystore #fall #fallinvermont

The best thing about shopping here is the samples.  We love trying out the cheese, dips, candies and more that are offered.

Visiting The Vermont Country Store #vermont #thevermontcountrystore #fall #fallinvermont

Sherman is a good doggie citizen and tried to help out The Vermont Country Store by hunting some mice while he waited.  He was unsuccessful but tried to get the mouse that he knew was under the building.

Sherman Skulina hunting at The Vermont Country Store #shermanskulina

More Vermont Posts to Enjoy

Fall in Vermont – A Leaf Peeping Trip

2013 Christmas in Vermont – Part One

2013 Christmas in Vermont – Part Two

2011 Christmas in Woodstock

2010 Christmas in Vermont

2008 Vermont Vacation – Part One

2008 Vermont Vacation – Part Two

 

If you have a fall or travel board on Pinterest, I would love it if you would pin this post for others to discover.

There's nothing like seeing Vermont in it's glory in fall. See beautiful fall shots and get ideas for places to visit while in Vermont. #vermont #vermontfall #fallinvermont #fall

 

7 Comments

    1. Thank you! Sherman has a great time traveling with us. He’s the first one on the bed when we check into any hotel.
      Paula

  1. Somewhat recently I began receiving catalogs from the Vermont Country Store! How?! I noticed that they have those Maple Cream cookies in there for an outrageous price compared to what I paid at Aldi’s : ). Is that where you bought some of your Giveaway items?
    Beautiful pictures! You and your husband make a very nice looking couple.

    1. The Vermont Country Store is such a fun place to shop but it is pricey. I bought the giveaway items at King Arthur Flour Company, another great spot to visit in Vermont.

      Paula

  2. Paula, your photos are beautiful! You really picked the perfect time to visit and I am so glad we had the chance to meet up. The timing was perfect and the dogs were so cute together. I love that you take Sherman with you everywhere. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Shelley

  3. Oh my soul! If we were going on a trip to Vermont, how long would you suggest we stay so we can really experience it. I have a feeling I’m never going to want to leave! And oh gosh, I want to look at the other posts you have in here. I can’t imagine Christmas! Will have to do that another day. Loved each of these posts!

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