Top 5 Fall Elopement Activities in Vermont

Vermont in the fall is magical! Shades of red, orange, yellow and gold blanket mountains and valleys and the weather is warm and comfortable during the day and cool and crisp during the evenings. Vermont is a beautiful destination for a fall elopement, known for its stunning foliage, charming landscapes, and cozy atmosphere. Eloping in Vermont during the fall consists of golden scenic mountaintop views, kisses under quaint covered bridges, romantic vineyards, hot air balloons and more! If you are dreaming of eloping in Vermont during the fall, today's post is for you. We are sharing the top five fall elopement activities in Vermont.

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Top 5 Fall Elopement Activities in Vermont

Scenic Foliage Elopement Drive

Vermont is renowned for its breathtaking fall foliage. Take a scenic drive along the state's winding roads, especially along Route 100, Route 7, Smugglers Notch Pass, or the Green Mountain Byway. The vibrant colors of the leaves make for an unforgettable backdrop for your elopement. Plan a picturesque route to honor your new life together and a final destination to say your "I do's". Favorite destinations include: Woodstock, Stowe, Lake Willoughby, The Northeast Kingdom, Manchester, Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms, Warren Falls, and Jenne Farm.

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Vermont Covered Bridge Tour

Vermont is home to many picturesque covered bridges. In fact, there are more covered bridges in Vermont than any other state. Planning your elopement at a quintessential Vermont covered bridge adds a touch of rustic charm. Taking wedding photographs under historic covered bridges has become a poplar and romantic way to capture a wedding or elopement day. Visit iconic bridges like the Emily's Bridge in Stowe, Middle Bridge in Woodstock or the West Arlington Covered Bridge for romantic photo opportunities.

Hiking and Nature Walk

For adventure-seekers, explore Vermont's scenic trails and nature reserves. Consider hiking through the Green Mountains or visiting the popular Smugglers' Notch State Park. A nature walk amidst the fall foliage can create intimate moments and beautiful memories. Picking a hike off the beaten path, hiking early in the morning or late in the evening allows for a more intimate experience where you and your loved one can keep your elopement private and avoid crowds. Some other favorite hikes include Mount Tom in Woodstock, Camels Hump in Waterbury , Mount Pisgah on Lake Willoughby, and Mount Mansfield or Smugglers Notch in Stowe.

Vermont Vineyards and Orchards

For all wine and fruit connoisseurs, why not take your elopement to the vineyard or orchards. Vermont has several vineyards and apple orchards, making it a perfect place to enjoy wine tastings and apple picking during the fall season. Consider visiting wineries in the Lake Champlain region or orchards in places like Shelburne or Waitsfield. For vineyards try: Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits, Snow Farm Vineyard and Winery or Shelburne Vineyard. For orchards try: Shelburne Orchards, Green Mountain Orchards and Champlain Orchards.

Scenic Vermont Hot Air Balloon Ride

Is there anything more epic or romantic than an elopement hot air balloon ride? For a truly unique and unforgettable experience, consider taking a hot air balloon ride over Vermont's colorful landscape. The stunning panoramic views from above will provide a romantic and awe-inspiring setting for your elopement. This once in a lifetime experience will be one you truly will never forget! Try Quechee Balloon Rides for a memorable experience!

Remember to check the local regulations and permits for your chosen elopement activities, and don't forget to capture the magical moments with a professional photographer to cherish these memories forever. Vermont's fall beauty is sure to make your elopement a special and memorable occasion.

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