1. Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Schedule a private ride with Kedron Valley Stables for parties large and small for a 45-minute jaunt through the scenic countryside of South Woodstock Village or cozy up for a narrated wagon ride at Billings Farm & Museum during their Wagon Ride Wednesdays (through September 18, 2019) Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend (October 5-6, 2019).
2. ATV Tours
Get your blood pumping with a rugged ATV/UTV adventure through the Killington Mountains.
You’ll traverse wooded trails overlooking spectacular waterways, wildlife, and towns nestled in spectacular fall foliage during guided one and two-hour tours. Click here for more information.
The Upper Valley is a fisherman’s paradise. Stay close to town and cast your reel in the Woodstock area’s Ottauquechee River, take a boat out on the placid waters of Barnard’s Silver Lake, enjoy the privacy of The Meccawe Club (no license required) or even wade into the Connecticut River – either way, you’ll catch fabulous autumnal foliage and maybe even a fish or two! But be sure to buy your fishing license before embarking on your trip.
Want a ladies-only experience? Then reserve your spot at She Casts, a women's fly fishing weekend September 28-29, 2019 helmed by resident guide, Chandra Anderson and an Orvis-endorsed team that'll take you to scenic Suicide Six and surrounding waters at the peak of fall foliage.
5. Mountain Biking
Want to kick leaf-watch up a notch? With events like The Woodstock Triple Crown (September 15) and Oktoberfast Weekend (October 12-13), you'll be tearing down mountains, whipping past the vibrant shades of fall as you race toward the finish line of these enduro-style mountain bike races!
Or to set your own downhill pace, get the dirt on Suicide Six Bike Park, open most weekends through mid-October, then head on over to our list of 5 essential mountain biking spots.
6. Hot Air Balloon Rides
Go up, up, and away in a hot air balloon ride for the most panoramic leaf peeping option on our list! With a maximum of four passengers, you’ll take off from the Quechee Village Green and become lighter than air, following a flight path unique to your trip. And in true autumnal spirit, you can even ride in a jack-o’-lantern balloon!