Best Vermont Farms To Photograph This Fall

Best Vermont Farms To Photograph This Fall - GoXplr

When it comes to photographing fall foliage in Vermont, few things can top a picture of a beautiful farm sitting among the foliage. Vermont is often considered one of the best states to witness the leaves changing. Typically, the leaves begin to change color in mid-September and these colors stay around until late October. When it comes to photographing the foliage, there are many different locations to choose from. Vermont is home to tall mountains, quaint Main Streets, roaring waterfalls, and stunning chapels. But some of the most picturesque locations in the state are the farms.

There are dozens of farms all around Vermont that produce a large amount of products to be used locally and globally. Vermont farms are most well-known for producing world-class dairy and maple syrup. This GoXplr blog post covers some of the prettiest farms in Vermont to photograph during the fall season. Each farm is unique – some are large and some are small, some have red barns and some have green? barns, some are in tourist towns and some are down hidden country roads. No matter which farm you visit, you’ll be sure to walk away with some amazing photos!

Let us know any other farms in Vermont you love to visit in the comment section!

Jenne Farm (Reading, Vermont)

  • Address: 1264 Jenne Rd, Reading, VT 05062
  • Directions: HERE

Jenne Farm needs no introduction. For over 50 years photographers have been flocking to Jenne Farm in seek of the perfect Vermont fall photo. The picturesque farm is located on Jenne Road, just off Route 106, in Reading, Vermont. Jenne Farm has been privately owned since its founding, which occurred possibly in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The farm is still run by the same family.

Floyd Jenne, one of the farm’s current owners, claims that the Jenne Farm landscape photography trend started in the 1960s when a workshop group from the South Woodstock Photography School found the place. Jenne Farm quickly gained a reputation as a superb location to capture an aesthetic depiction of New England rural life after a few photographers placed pictures of the property into Time magazine photo competitions. With the rise of social media, the popularity of this location has boomed. The owners say that over 100 tourists can be seen admiring the property on busy days, typically in the fall. 


Maple Grove Farm (South Royalton, Vermont)

  • Address: 3472 Allen Hill Rd, South Royalton, VT 05068
  • Directions: HERE

Maple Grove Farm has quickly become one of the most iconic farms to photograph in Vermont, especially during the fall season. The farm is located on Allen Hill Road in South Royalton on the top of a hill. It should be noted that the town in which the farm is located is often debated. Some believe it is North Pomfret or East Barnard, but most say South Royalton is the official town. Not much is known about the history of the farm, but the 1902 on the side of the farm most likely means that it is well over 100 years old!


Sleepy Hollow Farm (Pomfret/Woodstock, Vermont)

Sleepy Hollow Farm Woodstock, Vermont
Photo by user: @adarshdn (Instagram @engineer.with.a.hobby)
  • Address: 3429 Cloudland Rd South, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • Directions: HERE

One of Vermont’s most famous properties, Sleepy Hollow Farm, is situated just ten minutes from Woodstock village on the coveted Cloudland Road. The 115 acres of the property consist of stunning structures, fields, gardens, woodlands, trails, and ponds. The old farmhouse, which was constructed about 1790, has been rebuilt and expanded over time. The farmhouse is now connected to a more recent, magnificent barn that contains six horse stalls, a tack room, and a sizable finished, upstairs activity area with wood paneling. Nearby, there are two other sizable barns with storage, garages, and workshops. The farm is private and no trespassing is allowed. It was most recently sold in September of 2020 for $2.2 million dollars.

If you are at all interested in New England fall photography, you will recognize Sleepy Hollow Farm. Head to the farm early to avoid the fall crowds!


Grandview Farm (Stowe, Vermont)

  • Address: 3019 Stowe Hollow Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
  • Directions: HERE

The big, historic barn at Grandview Farm, one of Stowe’s most recognizable buildings, is more than a century old. Since 1935, it has appeared in images of Stowe Hollow. Over the years, Grandview Farm has served a variety of purposes, including sheep production, logging, dairy farming, and lodging.

The site is protected by the Stowe Land Trust and has a barn, a natural spring, stone walls, a seasonal brook, and a woods road, in addition to being both grassland and woodland. The 18-acre meadow has been marked as a no-build area. The easement stipulates that the meadow must continue to be grazed or mowed. The 47-acre forest is located southwest of Stowe Pinnacle on the western side of the Worcester Range. Spruce and hemlock, two northern hardwoods, make up the forest. Be sure to visit in the fall to see all the beautiful foliage!


Hillside Acres Farm (Barnet, Vermont)

  • Address: 379 Goodwillie Rd, Barnet, VT 05821
  • Directions: HERE

Hillside Acres Farm in Barnet, Vermont is always a crowd pleaser among professional and amateur photographers, especially during the fall. The dairy farm was built in 1875 and it sits on 237 acres of land. The centerpiece of the farm is a large red barn that features 67 stalls with three silos standing adjacent to it. When viewing the barn from the road, visitors can admire the rolling hills in the distance behind the farm, which makes for a perfect photo background.

The farm was actually listed for sale in 2015 for $635,000 and sold in late 2015 for $325,000. Seems like a good value for such a beautiful property! Don’t miss out on this Vermont gem.


Village Farm (Peacham, Vermont)

  • Address: 94 Church St, Peacham, VT 05862
  • Directions: HERE

The Village Farm in the historic village of Peacham, Vermont is one of the most photographed locations during the fall season. Photographers flock to the farm to capture its beautiful red barn, farm house, and pastures along with the adjacent Peacham Congregational Church and the hills in the distance. The Village Farm is owned and operated by the Kempton family. The farm produces amazing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Check out the farm on Instagram @thevillagefarmvt or at thevillagefarmvt.com 


Bogie Mountain Farm (East Ryegate, Vermont)

  • Address: 150 Whitehill Rd, East Ryegate, VT 05042
  • Directions: HERE

Thousands of pictures have been taken of Bogie Mountain Sugar Shack in East Ryegate, Vermont throughout the years. From jigsaw puzzles to major publications like Vermont Life and Outdoor Photographer, its image has appeared in countless places. After five generations of devoted, hard work, it is still thriving as an active dairy farm currently run by Calvin “Sherm” Bogie Jr. and his wife Darlene. The farm offers goods for everyone to enjoy and it has even received the covered Dairy of Distinction award. but everyone can agree that Sherm and his family make the greatest maple products available. The maple products produced and sold at the farm are world-class and include maple syrup, maple cream, maple nuts, and more! Don’t miss out on photographing and shopping at this iconic Vermont farm!


Spear Farm Barn (Stowe, Vermont)

  • Address: 449 Luce Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
  • Directions: HERE

Stowe is one of the most beautiful towns in Vermont and the Spear Farm Barn is an iconic structure that photographers flock to. Spear Farm is located just a few minutes from downtown Stowe at 449 Luce Hill Road. Luce Hill Road is a beautiful country road and the beautiful red barn is definitely the highlight. The Spear Farm Barn was built in 1850 and it was extensively restored in 2008 to bring it back to its original condition. Surrounding the barn is a large pasture. 


Liberty Hill Farm (Rochester, Vermont)

  • Address: 511 Liberty Hill, Rochester, VT 05767
  • Directions: HERE

Liberty Hill Farm is another must-visit farm in Vermont, especially during the fall season. The farm is located in Rochester, Vermont and it sits on 270 acres. One of the highlights of the farm is the red barn which dates back well over two centuries as it was built in the 1780s. The farm is an operational dairy farm with over 270 cows and it’s part of Cabot Creamery’s co-operative of farm families. Aside from producing world-class dairy, the owners of Liberty Hill also run tours of the farm and host guests at the Liberty Hill Inn. Learn more about the farm at https://www.libertyhillfarm.com/  


Riverside Farm (Pittsfield, Vermont)

  • Address: 57 Tweed River Dr Rd, Pittsfield, VT 05762
  • Directions: HERE

Riverside Farm is an amazing property located in Pittsfield, Vermont on Tweed River Drive. The farm encompasses 700 acres beautifully maintained acres sitting adjacent to the Green Mountains. On the property, there are six perfectly restored barns, cabins, a working farm, a covered bridge, trails, and more! Over the years, the farm has become a very desirable wedding location. A limited number of weddings are hosted on the farm each year in the different venues available. 


Nolan Farm (Arlington, Vermont)

  • Address: 3740 River Rd, Arlington, VT 05250
  • Directions: HERE

Nolan Farm in Arlington is another popular spot among photographers seeking out the best scenes in Vermont. The farm is located on River Road, only a few hundred feet from the iconic Arlington Covered Bridge. Nolan Farm features a massive red barn, two silos, and a large farmhouse. It sits within a valley which gives it hills on both sides that are great backgrounds for photographers, especially when the foliage is peaking. 


South Road Farm Green Barn (Peru, Vermont)

  • Address: 215 South Rd, Peru, VT 05152
  • Directions: HERE

No list of great Vermont farms would be complete without including this iconic green barn in Peru, Vermont. In a sea of red barns, this green barn is a unique find! It is also in extremely good condition and was presumably built not too long ago. The barn is located right near downtown Peru at 215 South Road. Be sure to pull over and grab a photo from the road during your fall road trips around Vermont! 


Looking for more great places to explore all over Vermont? Check out the GoXplr Vermont Map at https://www.goxplr.com/map/vermont/

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