Foliage on Mt. Ascutney from Yale Heights

ASCUTNEY, Vt. – Start your journey at Downer’s Four Corners General Store, located at 4276 VT Route 106, Perkinsville, VT. Head towards Woodstock, Vt. on Route 106 North. You will continue through Felchville and Reading; a right hand turn onto Route 44 East is 5.2 miles or eight minutes from Downer’s. There will be an 1815 brick house on the corner; the turn is before this building.

Mt. Ascutney from Yale Heights. Photo by Brandy Todt

Route 44 meanders along Mill Brook, so beware of the deer that like to stand along the roadside. Travel Route 44 East for 1.6 miles, there will be fields on your right and Mt. Ascutney stands like a monolith before you.

Turn right onto Yale Heights Road. Stop on this road and get out for great foliage pics! This is also a lovely spot to pull out your apple cider and sandwich.

Your journey will continue on Route 44 East for 0.6 miles, turn left on Bible Hill Road, directly across from the large sand pile and continue on this dirt road for 0.3 miles. The Bowers Covered Bridge will be directly in front of you.

After you take plenty of photos, continue through the bridge and immediately turn right onto Harrington Road and drive for 0.8 miles. At the end of the road you will turn left onto Route 44 East and continue on your travels through Brownsville and onto Windsor, Vt.

Bower’s Covered Bridge. Photo by Brandy Todt

Explore the rich history of Windsor, birthplace of Vermont, with a self-guided walking tour. Six information markers are placed throughout the community describing 12 locations. A guide is available at the library, 43 State Street or the Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Ave.

Shop at any of the quaint shops on Main Street or visit the Artisan’s Park located at 71 Artisans Way. Finish your foliage tour with a meal by choosing from a variety of dining experiences that Windsor has to offer.

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