5 Gorgeous Vermont Scenic Drives

Vermont’s natural beauty is beyond compare, and there is no better way to enjoy the lush forests, majestic mountains, and beautiful foliage than by traveling along its scenic byways.

There are also plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoors, including biking along the Burlington Waterfront and enjoying several Vermont state parks along your drive.

Lake Champlain Byway

Spend a few hours or the entire day driving from Manchester to Bennington, perhaps even hiking the Long Trail, a portion of the Appalachian Trail that runs parallel to the route.

The Shires of Vermont Byway

This 35-mile stretch on two of Vermont’s most photo-worthy routes (Route 100 and 100B) is filled with rolling hills, rich farmland, and majestic mountain ridgelines.

Mad River Scenic Byway

30 miles filled with majestic mountain slopes, storybook villages nestled in rural valleys, and many opportunities to enjoy the area’s natural beauty.

Stone Valley Scenic Byway

Recreational and cultural opportunities abound along the way, and you’ll want to take at least a half-day to pause and take in the sights.

Green Mountain Scenic Byway

Nature enthusiasts will love exploring Smuggler’s Notch State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, where there is ample opportunity for fishing, swimming, and hiking.

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