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The Windshield Tour

Take the Long Way Home

Vermont is undeniably a beautiful state, but add in the fall colors and it becomes a jaw-dropping, list-topping, must-visit destination. One of the best ways to explore the area is by winding along the waters and through the trees on a scenic drive. Stop and stretch your legs along the way, or just stick to the windshield tour. You can’t go wrong no matter how you decide to explore these vistas!

All driving distances and times listed below are approximate and calculated based on a one way trip. This information is only intended to guide you in selecting a scenic drive; be sure to consult maps and weather prior, as roads may be impassable at times due to mud or winter conditions.

Looking for a little more sightseeing in the area? Pair it with these other great self-guided tours!


Individuals walking along Stowe Street with historic buildingsTOUR HISTORIC WATERBURY

Take a step back in time and explore Waterbury’s history. We invite you to meander down our back roads and side streets for beautiful vistas and interesting buildings, old and new.




Waterbury Special Rail Art in fallENJOY WATERBURY'S PUBLIC ART

Waterbury has a myriad of public art, ranging from murals to miniatures, and sculptures to large-scale installations. The public art tour includes just a small sampling, so look high and low as you travel through town.




Scenic road in foliage


The scenic Green Mountain Byway starts in Waterbury and heads north  along a picturesque loop through Stowe, Morristown, Cambridge, and other towns. The route also passes Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, and takes drives through the iconic Smugglers' Notch Road.




Drive the best of scenic Route 100 in Vermont with more trips around Stowe and the Mad River Valley regions.