Fall Foliage – Manchester Center, Vermont

When Vermont received its name, I don’t believe it was in October. The green (vert) mountain (mont) state shows its true colors as the air cools. Beautiful and brilliant colors. And each fall many travelers take a pilgrimage to visit this part of New England. One year, I was one of them.

On a trip to Manchester, I found myself enjoying a fall day at the Equinox Resort.  The historic property found in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, provides more than comfort from the chill autumn brings to the state. It provides the perfect place for an afternoon hike to view one of Mother Nature’s masterpieces, her fall colors.

Here are a few pictures from my hike. The first is along the trail. The sun beams through the cover and illuminates the forest.

walking the trail

After a small climb, you get the chance to see the view from above and witness the green mountains of Vermont turn to brilliant yellows, oranges, and red.

the view from above...

Then on the hike back, you can walk by a small Lake and enjoy the reflection of the majesty on the clear water.

through a clearing you can enjoy a water view.

Vermont is certainly not the only place to find the beauty of Autumn, but its fame is well deserved.

Stay adventurous, Craig

This post is part of a three-part series on fall colors that will include Vermont, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Also, when in Manchester City, make sure you visit the Hildene, the Lincoln family home.

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  • http://www.kirstenalana.com/ Kirsten

    I particularly love the last image as I have an affection for reflection images.

    And of course, I’m partial to the fall foliage in Vermont since I was born and raised there, but I am interested to see what Ohio and Pennsylvania will produce as well. Certainly in the NE and Midwest Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. What a great blog post idea.

  • Maryann

    Beautiful pictures. Fall is a wondrous time of year especially in the Northeastern States. The colors of the trees, the reflections in the water and the beautiy of the sky is incomparable. Great article.

  • http://maggiemistal.com/ Maggie

    Amazing photos Craig! Thanks for sharing fall foliage with this city-gal. Makes me want to take a fall adventure – thanks!

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  • http://expertvagabond.com Matthew Karsten

    I love New England in the fall!

  • Lily

    I like this website very much, for fall …
    “Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.” – by Alexander Pope.


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  • http://amandaelsewhere.com/ Amanda @amandaelsewhere

    Amazing! I’m now sufficiently inspired to take a impromptu (albeit Pennsylvania) hike!

  • http://www.vermontforlife.com Vermont for Life

    Awesome post! The photo of Equinox Pond is especially beautiful (actually, it’s hard to choose, they’re all great).

    One correction though – it’s Manchester Center, not City (locals just call it Manchester, anyway)


    • http://www.stayadventurous.com Craig Zabransky

      Vermont for Life, hey, it’s not a bad place to spend your life… especially in autumn. Thanks for commenting, and I fixed the City / Center… I took such attention to make sure I wrote it correctly in the title and elsewhere, I can’t believe I missed it in the article. It’s fixed now.

      stay adventurous, Craig