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Embracing the Beauty of Fall: The Autumnal Equinox in Burlington, Vermont

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As the vibrant colors of summer gradually yield to the warm hues of autumn, there's no better place to celebrate the changing seasons than Burlington, Vermont. Nestled on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Green Mountains, Burlington offers a picturesque setting to welcome the Autumnal Equinox. In this article, we'll explore the magic of this seasonal transition in Burlington, highlighting the unique experiences and natural wonders that make it a must-visit destination during the fall.

Understanding the Autumnal Equinox

Before we dive into the beauty of Burlington in the fall, let's briefly understand what the Autumnal Equinox is. The Autumnal Equinox, which typically occurs around September 22nd or 23rd, marks the moment when the Earth's axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in nearly equal hours of daylight and darkness. This astronomical event signals the official start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, a season known for its cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, and cozy vibes.

Foliage Magic

One of the most enchanting aspects of autumn in Burlington is the mesmerizing foliage transformation. As the days grow shorter and temperatures begin to drop, the lush green leaves of Vermont's iconic maples, oaks, and birches burst into a symphony of red, orange, and yellow. The city's streets, parks, and the nearby forests become a canvas painted with the colors of fall, making it a paradise for leaf-peepers and nature enthusiasts.


Outdoor Adventures

Burlington's proximity to the Green Mountains offers an array of outdoor adventures for those looking to soak in the beauty of the season. Whether you're hiking the scenic trails of Mount Philo, biking along the Island Line Trail, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll through the Waterfront Park, there's no shortage of ways to connect with nature and revel in the crisp autumn air. Don't forget to pack a picnic and savor local Vermont products like apples, cheese, and cider as you bask in the natural splendor.

Farmers' Markets and Harvest Festivals

Fall in Burlington means an abundance of fresh, locally-sourced produce. The city hosts a variety of farmers' markets, like the Burlington Farmers' Market, where you can indulge in seasonal delights such as pumpkins, apples, artisanal cheeses, and homemade baked goods. Additionally, you can time your visit to coincide with one of the many harvest festivals, like the Stowe Oktoberfest, where you can experience traditional music, food, and crafts.

Cozy Comforts and Culinary Delights

As the temperature drops, Burlington's restaurants and cafes welcome visitors with open arms and warm hearths. Sip on a hot apple cider, enjoy a bowl of hearty Vermont chowder, or savor farm-to-table cuisine that highlights the flavors of the season. Burlington's dining scene offers a delectable array of options, ensuring you'll find something to satisfy every palate.

Burlington, Vermont, during the Autumnal Equinox, is a place where nature's beauty and seasonal charm converge. With its breathtaking foliage, outdoor adventures, farmers' markets, and cozy comforts, Burlington offers a captivating experience that celebrates the magic of fall. So, if you're looking to embrace the changing seasons in a picturesque setting, Burlington should undoubtedly be on your list of must-visit destinations during the autumn months. Come and experience the autumnal equinox in this New England gem, and let the colors of fall leave you in awe of nature's wonders.


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Celebrating National Dog Day in Vermont: A Pawsome Adventure Awaits!

Our dogs provide us with joy and companionship when we need it most. They all deserve a little something extra this weekend to treat them to an adventure (and a treat). Vermont is full of awesome places to take your pal out and bond, with the added benefit of exercise or a visit to a local brewery. 

1. Four Quarters Brewing: A Delightful Pitstop

Located in Winooski VT, Four Quarters Brewing has been serving delightful brews since 2014. Specializing in sours, stouts, and hoppy beers, this 10-barrel brewery offers more than just drinks. 

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2. Hike With Your Dog: Discovering Vermont’s Trails

We've all seen it dominating Vermont’s skyline with its unique double-humped silhouette, Camel's Hump is an iconic symbol of our state's natural beauty. The park is home to a variety of trails, but spanning over a distance of 6.8 miles round trip the Monroe Trail in Duxbury stands out as a favorite among locals.

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3. Dog Mountain: Canine Paradise

Established by Stephen and Gwen Huneck, this beautiful location boasts hiking trails, dog ponds, and the famed Dog Chapel. Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury is a 150-acre wonderland dog haven. It is a place where dogs are not just welcomed but celebrated.

Photo of Dog Mountain in Johnsbury, VT. People and dogs frolic in the field in from of a white house.

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    Open House, Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM

    This Sunday, August 13, 2023, from 11:00 - 1:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate will be hosting an Open House! Come check out this great property and see what it has to offer. We look forward to seeing you there!

    386 Shady Lane Colchester, VT 05446

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    We're excited to announce an Open House at our property located at 386 Shady Lane, Colchester, VT. This beautiful home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an oversized 2-car garage with an unfinished bonus space!  As you step inside, you'll be welcomed by the spacious living room and gas fireplace. Make your way throughout the first floor to see the primary bedroom, 2 guest bedrooms, and full guest bath with double vanity and double closest! Downstairs you'll find the expansive family room, additional guest bedroom, 3/4 bath, and the den.  Join us on Sunday, 8/13 from 11-1pm to explore this home for yourself. Your new beginning at 386 Shady Lane awaits!

    MLS# 4963762 / $589,900

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