Few sights elicit enchantment the way a hot air balloon does. The shape, color, and flight of a hot air balloon combine to make it both mysterious and charming. It’s one thing to gaze upon one, but have you ever considered actually riding in one?
Why You Need a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Vermont
Unbeknownst to many, it is entirely possible and highly encouraged, to partake in a hot air balloon flight. They are not reserved for the elite, celebrities, or daredevils. Anyone can drift above the treetops in a floating basket. Though it may not be a daily activity, taking a flight is definitely an achievable bucket list activity!
You may also be surprised to learn that there are plenty of places one can enjoy a hot air balloon flight. Most likely, your very own city is home to a company that runs tours. Today, we want to bring your attention to the abundant reasons why Vermont is our hot air balloon flight destination of choice, and Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Ride the company of choice.
One of Vermont’s main draws is, of course, it’s magnificent landscapes. All of which you’ll be treated to in a hot air balloon ride. You’ll sail above the Green Mountains, over the sparkling Lake Champlain, across the treetops, and even have a peak of the majestic Adirondacks to the west.
Aside from landscapes, if you keep your eyes peeled you may also see some animal life! White-Tailed deer, Grey Haws, busy beavers, Blue Herons, black bears, wild turkeys, and possibly a moose.
Since Vermont has a relatively low population density and is mostly comprised of sprawling mountains, forests, and fields, the options of where to land the balloon are plentiful. Because of this, you may very well land in a playground full of school children, next to a park BBQ, or in someone’s backyard.
In the company’s own words, “some of our flights have concluded with personal tours of working Vermont farmhouses, being greeted by a playground full of amazed school children, and even being invited onto a porch to drink our champagne out of the land owner’s finest crystal.”
Ballooning in any available season is marvelous, but ballooning in Vermont during peak foliage season is a dream. The explosion of color viewed from above will invigorate your soul and drench your eyes in happiness. Indeed, few experiences will ever top ballooning in Vermont in autumn.
Few companies have the experience, credibility, and humor that Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides of Vermont, does. Ballooning is perfectly safe when executed by professionals, of which all pilots at Above Reality are.
You can learn more about Vermont ballooning here. Visit the FAQ page for answers to your questions about timing, what to wear, and safety concerns. We hope you get the chance to balloon at least once in your lifetime, and if you choose Vermont consider preparing before your flight and celebrating after at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa.