From the Desk of Miss Magpie: Family Fun for October

Soon we will be trading our hiking boots for ski boots. But while the leaves are still in peak condition, be sure to get out there and enjoy the rest of fall in Vermont.

Take a hike. We’d recommend Stowe Pinnacle for the views alone. From the top you can see the Green Mountains including Camel’s Hump, Mt. Mansfield and the Sterling Mountain Range. On your way back to the hotel stop at Cold Hallow Cider Mill in Waterbury. See how cider is made and be sure to sample a donut or two.


If you are here at the end of the month, the calendar is packed with some family-friendly ghostly gatherings. Bring a costume for your kids and enjoy one of these great activities:

Haunted Happenings at Shelburne Museum (October 26)Halloween fun for kids of all ages! Kids can trick-or treat at most of the buildings and on the walkways in between. Inspired by the Museum’s many fantastical objects, meet creatures from under the sea to Hogwarts and everything in between. You may even find a fairy tale creature or two on your journey.


Middlebury Spooktacular (October 26) Go see what’s cooking in the cauldron in Middlebury. Hay bales, games, and costumes will decorate the town green. The festivities will kick off at 1:00pm and will wrap up with a children’s trick-or-treat parade along Main Street lead by the legendary Spooktacular Witch! Prizes are given to all who take part.

Burlington Halloween Ride (October 26) Bring a costume and borrow a bike from the hotel. Or just head out to City Hall Park and watch a bunch of costumed riders head-off for a parade around the city streets.

Halloween at the Homestead (October 26) – Come dressed in costume for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, treats and more! There will be prizes, face painting, Halloween arts and crafts, and yummy fall treats to enjoy!

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