Fall in Killington is simply gorgeous. You’ll trade the snow for more temperate weather, clear skies, and a stunning display of fall colors. Killington is a showcase for all the things Vermont is famous for, including such Vermont fall activities such as leaf peeping, hiking, scenic drives, and cheese tasting.
No Killington fall trip is complete without taking some time to admire one of Vermont’s most definitive features: its fall foliage. You can see the leaves change color as early as mid-September in the Green Mountains. You’ll see colors begin to change in the Killington Valley closer to October. If you’re planning your trip around leaf peeping, go online and check up on the foliage beforehand. Because leaf peeping is so popular in Vermont, book your fall trip early.
Take a Drive
Vermont’s Scenic Route 100 runs straight through the state’s heart and passes right through Killington. This route travels along the eastern edge of the Green Mountains. Not only is it stunning when the trees begin to show their fall colors, but there are plenty of historical gems and high-quality restaurants along the way. Check out the Sunup Bakery and Johnny Boy’s Pancake House in Killington. If you decide to head a bit south to the hometown of former President Calvin Coolidge, Plymouth Notch, be sure to check out Plymouth Artisan Cheese.
Get Outside in the Vermont Fall
Killington is an outdoor recreation heaven any time of year, but we admit that getting outside can be a bit more pleasant when the temperatures drop. Our two favorite activities in Killington are hiking and mountain biking. There are so many opportunities for both.
Killington Mountain Bike Park has tons of trails, and you can rent bikes, take tours and lessons at the resort. There are more than 30 miles of trails for beginner to expert bikers. If you want to ride off the resort, the Green Mountain trail system has 20 miles of biking track. The Sherburne trails offer another six miles.
Vermont is a hub for New England hiking, as it’s right on the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail, some of the country’s longest through hiking paths. You can hike any sections of those or hit up separate trails such as Bucklin Trail up to Killington Peak and any of the trails in Gifford Woods State Park.
Come join us this Killington fall and see why we love it so much. Call us or visit our website today to start planning your vacation. Our staff can offer even more suggestions of what to do and see in our beautiful town.