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Stick Season in Vermont

Vermont's stick season

Most people who live in Vermont know all about stick season, that stark yet beautiful time of year between late October and early December.
Stick season is usually pretty quiet around Vermont since the leaves are mostly gone and the snow has yet to fall. But for a variety of reasons, locals tend to love the the serenity and comfort of this underrated season.


View of Camel’s Hump from Waterbury Center.
The Notch (Route 108) between Stowe and Cambridge.


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  • Chris Petrak
    Posted at 11:38h, 09 November Reply

    I like that term – stick season. With blue skies & mild temperatures, there is something to be said for November – it can certainly be a peaceful time. Thanks

  • elvira pajarola
    Posted at 14:31h, 09 November Reply

    Incredible…, this deep blue and so clear sky…..only a certain temperature would turn the sky in this colour!
    The countryside inspires peace…..wonderful!!!
    have a great monday!!
    ciao elvira

  • Julie Kelliher
    Posted at 18:57h, 09 November Reply

    I love these pictures Erica! Despite the shorter days and the fallen leaves, these photos inspire a sense of optimism and lightness for me. They’re alive with possibility. Thank you for sharing these.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 02:58h, 10 November Reply

    Chris — We seem to be lucking out with the nice weather this week. I know it won’t last for long! But we’ll take what we can get, right?

    Elvira — Yes, Vermont is so peaceful and beautiful. Of course, it definitely helps if the sun is shining.

    Julie — Glad you enjoyed the photos. Thanks!

  • matthew houskeeper
    Posted at 00:23h, 13 November Reply

    This is a really nice post. I know exactly what you are referring to.

  • Chad and Brandy
    Posted at 22:06h, 13 November Reply

    Beautiful photos. There is something surreal about the bare trees and a clear sky. We aren’t there yet, but it will not be long.

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