Fall in New England is truly spectacular. New England is the autumn mecca, and that's been well-established, but it isn't all about the foliage. The foliage is good excuse to visit, but it's more than that. New England is a unique region. So much care has been taken to preserve the past. Classic architecture and quaint towns are valued here. We don't tear them down to build big box stores, and careful consideration is made as to where such modern growth can take place and it is limited. I haven't seen that in another part of the country, and it is what made me decide to make New England my forever home. For outsiders, seeing our charm and historic architecture bathed in the reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn, makes the visit all the more magical.
Taftsville Bridge, located in the village of Taftsville within Woodstock
As I go from town to town, chasing the fall color, I've picked up a few favorites, and Woodstock, Vermont is one of the best places to enjoy a New England fall. Not far over the border of New Hampshire, in Vermont's Green Mountains, Woodstock is easily accessible for most of the other areas of New England, and you will find a lot of Bostonians and New Yorkers choosing Woodstock as their preferred fall destination. There is a well-developed town center with shopping and dining, and beautiful places to stay, like The Woodstock Inn & Resort.
The old General Store
A walk downtown
During my visit to Woodstock, I spent some time at the Woodstock Inn. It is really one of the best places to stay and dine in Woodstock. Their food is always perfection.
The best grilled cheese and tomato soup I've ever had. And a fabulous cocktail too!
It's not only enjoyable spending time downtown, but also driving along the surrounding countryside. The rolling, colorful hills, charming farms, covered bridges are all so breathtaking.
If you find yourself in New England in the fall, or any season for that matter, Woodstock, Vermont is a must stop. Trust me, you won't regret it!