Best Scenic Drives in Vermont

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Mount Mansfield Loop, Northern Vermont

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    Stowe, VT

    This eTrail is a scenic drive with detailed information on the New England towns of Stowe, Jeffersonville, Waterville, Fairfield, St. Albans, Westford, Jericho, Underhill, Cambridge, and Morrisville. ...
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    This eTrail is a scenic drive with detailed information on the New England towns of Stowe, Jeffersonville, Waterville, Fairfield, ...

  • #2 Middlebury Loop Scenic Drive

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    Brandon, VT

    An 81-mile loop drive through Middlebury and Brandon gaps in the Green Mountains and across open farmland in the Champlain Valley. The 81-mile Middlebury Loop Drive, beginning in the college ...
    •  81 miles
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    An 81-mile loop drive through Middlebury and Brandon gaps in the Green Mountains and across open farmland in the Champlain ...

  • #3 Smugglers Notch Scenic Drive

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    Jeffersonville, VT

    This 23-mile drive climbs to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest point, and threads through 2,162-foot-high Smugglers Notch, an abrupt cleft chiseled into the Green Mountains. Cars ...
    •  23 miles
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    This 23-mile drive climbs to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest point, and threads through 2,162-foot-high ...

  • #4 Quechee - Coolidge Scenic Drive

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    Plymouth Union, VT

    A 61-mile open loop that passes through picturesque villages and hilly countryside in the Piedmont of central Vermont. The 61-mile Quechee-Coolidge Scenic Drive passes through some of Vermont’s ...
    •  61 miles
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    A 61-mile open loop that passes through picturesque villages and hilly countryside in the Piedmont of central Vermont. The ...

  • #5 Southern Vermont

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    Brattleboro, VT

    An early Indian summer embraced the falling and rising southern Vermont hills which faded into a haze of orange, crimson and blue. The autumn aroma, bathed in the warmth of the day, was unmistakably ...
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    An early Indian summer embraced the falling and rising southern Vermont hills which faded into a haze of orange, crimson ...

  • #6 Central Vermont Loop

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    Northfield Falls, VT

    This loop could be explored in a weekend trip or stretched over several days, depending on your interests. The starting point is Montpelier, with the excursion heading southward. This eTrail ...
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    This loop could be explored in a weekend trip or stretched over several days, depending on your interests. The starting point ...

  • #7 Southern Green Mountains Scenic Drive

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    Pawlet, VT

    This 69-mile drive explores the southern Green Mountains, the northern Taconic Mountains, and the Vermont Valley. The two-part 69-mile Southern Green Mountains Drive explores a remote slice of ...
    •  69 miles
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    This 69-mile drive explores the southern Green Mountains, the northern Taconic Mountains, and the Vermont Valley. The two-part ...

  • #8 Barre to Danville Scenic Drive

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    Groton, VT

    A 49-mile drive through rolling hills and picturesque country villages in Vermont’s upland region. The route crosses rolling, wooded hills and dales and passes through picture-postcard villages. ...
    •  49 miles
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    A 49-mile drive through rolling hills and picturesque country villages in Vermont’s upland region. The route crosses rolling, ...

  • #9 Lamoille River Scenic Drive

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    Hardwick, VT

    A 34-mile drive over rolling hills and along the placid Lamoille River between St. Johnsbury and Morrisville. The Lamoille River scenic drive runs through pleasant countryside west of St. Johnsbury ...
    •  34 miles
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    A 34-mile drive over rolling hills and along the placid Lamoille River between St. Johnsbury and Morrisville. The Lamoille ...

  • #10 Lake Willoughby Scenic Drive

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    Derby Center, VT

    A 35-mile scenic drive in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom between Lyndonville and Derby Center. The Lake Willoughby drive traverses a scenic and hauntingly beautiful section of northeastern Vermont, ...
    •  35 miles
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    A 35-mile scenic drive in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom between Lyndonville and Derby Center. The Lake Willoughby drive traverses ...

  • #11 Northeast Kingdom

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    Hardwick, VT

    Like many areas of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom has its own distinct flavor. Rich in evergreens, it is not the most colorful area of Vermont as far as fall foliage is concerned. You will not ...
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    Like many areas of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom has its own distinct flavor. Rich in evergreens, it is not the most colorful ...

  • #12 Lake Willoughby

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    Lyndonville, VT

    A 35-mile drive in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom between Lyndonville and Derby Center.
    •  35 miles
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    A 35-mile drive in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom between Lyndonville and Derby Center.

  • #13 Smugglers Notch

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    Stowe, VT

    This 23-mile drive climbs to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest point, and threads through 2,162-foot-high Smugglers Notch, an abrupt cleft chiseled into the Green Mountains. Cars ...
    •  23 miles
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    This 23-mile drive climbs to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest point, and threads through 2,162-foot-high ...

  • #14 Barre to Danville

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    Barre, VT

    A 49-mile drive through rolling hills and picturesque country villages in Vermont’s upland region.
    •  49 miles
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    A 49-mile drive through rolling hills and picturesque country villages in Vermont’s upland region.

  • #15 Molly Stark Scenic Byway

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    Brattleboro, VT

    The Molly Stark Scenic Byway travels 48 miles across the southern Green Mountains from Brattleboro to Bennington in southern Vermont.
    •  48 miles
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    The Molly Stark Scenic Byway travels 48 miles across the southern Green Mountains from Brattleboro to Bennington in southern ...

  • #16 Middlebury Loop

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    Middlebury, VT

    An 81-mile loop drive through Middlebury and Brandon Gaps in the Green Mountains and across open farmland in the Champlain Valley.
    •  81 miles
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    An 81-mile loop drive through Middlebury and Brandon Gaps in the Green Mountains and across open farmland in the Champlain ...

  • #17 Quechee-Coolidge

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    White River Junction, VT

    A 61-mile open loop that passes through picturesque villages and hilly countryside in the Piedmont of central Vermont.
    •  61 miles
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    A 61-mile open loop that passes through picturesque villages and hilly countryside in the Piedmont of central Vermont.

  • #18 Southern Green Mountains

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    Dorset Mountain, VT

    This 69-mile drive explores the southern Green Mountains, the northern Taconic Mountains, and the Vermont Valley.
    •  69 miles
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    This 69-mile drive explores the southern Green Mountains, the northern Taconic Mountains, and the Vermont Valley.

  • #19 Mount Mansfield Ridge

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    Stowe, VT

    After an easy drive, this ridge-top trail winds through alpine tundra to the highest point in Vermont for breathtaking views—all for minimal effort. Unlike most of the trips in this book, which ...
    •  2.4 miles
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    After an easy drive, this ridge-top trail winds through alpine tundra to the highest point in Vermont for breathtaking views—all ...

  • #20 Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

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    Saint Johnsbury, VT

    Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 560 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 560 ...