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From The Blog What to do in Woodstock, VT During Peak Foliage

Peak Foliage That You Dream About

As the leaves change and the air grows crisp, Woodstock, Vermont, becomes a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The vibrant fall foliage provides a stunning backdrop for a variety of activities, from hiking and mountain biking to golfing. Stay in Woodstock and experience the beauty of a picturesque Vermont Fall from the mountains, trails and rivers, we call home.

Hiking Amidst the Colors

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the fall scenery is by exploring the trails in and around Woodstock. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers a network of trails that wind through lush forests, historic sites, and open meadows. As you hike, you'll be surrounded by a kaleidoscope of fall colors, making every step a visual treat. Don't miss the opportunity to hike up to the South Peak of Mount Tom for a panoramic view of the town adorned in fall colors.

Girl playing with fall orange leaf
Family looking at pond
Two girls overlooking vermont mountains

Pedal Up (and Down) Hills filled with Color

For those seeking a bit more adrenaline, mountain biking through the vibrant fall landscape is an exhilarating experience. Woodstock has several bike trails suitable for different skill levels, each offering its own unique view of the fall foliage, learn more by checking out how else to get on a bike here. Feel the rush of the cool autumn air as you navigate through the trails, with the rustling of the leaves as your soundtrack.

Mountain Biking

Tee Off with a View

If you prefer a more relaxed pace, a round of golf at the Woodstock Inn & Resort Country Club or any of the other courses in the area offers a unique way to enjoy the fall colors. The 18-hole course is beautifully maintained and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Imagine teeing off with the backdrop of the hills painted in hues of red, orange, and gold. It's not just a game of golf; it's an immersion in nature's artistry.

Fall Golf

A Fall Paddle on Silver Lake

For a different perspective on the fall foliage, consider a paddle across Silver Lake! The calm waters reflect the vibrant colors of the trees, creating a mirror image of the fall spectacle. Bring a snack for your cruise, and if you're packing your fishing rod, just make sure you have your permit first.  It's a peaceful and scenic way to appreciate the beauty of the season. Of course, if sitting in a boat isn't your thing - there are plenty of trails in the area to spend time exploring!

Paddling on the Lake

Experience the Magic of Fall in Woodstock

Fall in Woodstock is a season of exploration and adventure. Whether you're hiking through the woods, biking down a mountain trail, golfing with a view, or paddling on the lake you're sure to experience the magic of fall in a unique and exciting way. So pack your gear, bring your spirit of adventure, and join us in Woodstock, Vermont, for an unforgettable fall experience.

Covered Bridge in the fall

Cast your Line Amidst the Falling Leaves

If you prefer the quiet babbling of the brook, and the occasional wind through the crispy leaves while waiting for a bite on your line, Woodstock's waterways are for you. You'll find Brook Trout, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout in the waters of the Kedron Brook right in the center of the village. Or venture over to the Woodstock Recreation Center and perch yourself amongst the rocks to enjoy a day of fishing while close to all the fall foliage Woodstock has to offer. Just make sure you have your license! Looking to try your hand at fly fishing? Make sure to check out the Orvis endorsed fly fishing program at the Woodstock Inn.

Fly Fishing

Saddle Up and Enjoy the Fresh Air 

Woodstock’s country fields and forests are a haven for equestrians. Trail riders can roam nearly 400 miles of private and municipal land throughout the region, including at the Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park. Though this is a busy time of year, horse only trails offer seclusion to take in the hills filled with color!

Horseback riding through fall foliage