Discover the best fall activity for anyone who loves nature, including the best spots to catch vibrant foliage and what you need to make the most of autumn. When I moved to Vermont in the summer of 2004, I was expecting a whole new way of life compared to the previous three years I’d spent down in the featureless plains of the Midwest, and I wasn’t disappointed by the gorgeous mountains and wholesome outdoor lifestyle embraced there. What I wasn’t expecting, however, was an entirely new language to go along with all the quirks of the Green Mountain State. The soft serve ice creams we enjoyed on those lingering warm days were called 'creemees' and the folks who lived out in the sticks were referred to as 'woodchucks'. Once the spring rolled around there was a whole fifth season each year I’d never experienced before called mud season, and in autumn, the state was flooded with leaf peepers.