Best Affordable Fall Foliage Towns
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Lake Willoughby, VT
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom—the wildest and least-populated corner of this rural state—may be off the beaten path for Vermont foliage watchers, but it’s no less beautiful than the southern and central part of the state. While there’s no town per se, you’ll find Lake Willoughby, which is flanked by the cliffs of Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor and resembles a Norwegian fjord. Hike the mountains or take a canoe onto the deep, glacially formed lake.
Fall Color Hotel: Willough Vale Inn and Cottages has 10 guest rooms and eight cottages on the shores of Lake Willoughby. Ask for the Robert Frost cottage. Doubles from $155.