We will be touring Vermont, New Hampshire, and Northern New York this fall by car for a few weeks. We will be leaving Wisconsin on Oct. 5th and will drive the northern route into Canada to New Hampshire and will return going thru Penn., Ind., and Ill. What would be the best route to take in the color and the ambiance of rural New England in NH, Vermont, and NY? What would be the MUST see and do while we are in this areas?
My daughter is flying into Dublin on May 14, 2013 at 5:30am and has to get to Shannon Airport to meet with a group she will be traveling with. She is flying into Dublin because there are no direct flights from Boston-Shannon. We are looking for ground transportation!
Hi-we need to leave our car in a secure parking in burlington for two weeks and travel by Amtrak. Can you tell me how to find and reserve a safe parking spot? thanks.
I ma taking a bus to UVM that will arrive at 1am. What is the best/cheapest/safest option to get to the Grand Isle ferry?
what options are there to obtain fare from Burlington VT to Niagara Falls NY? Air/Rail/Bus are fine... but most direct, shortest time, lowest cost are all desirables. Time of day or day of week is flexible. Many thanks for your help.
Does anyone know the name of a book containing photos of Vermont and poems, or excerpts from poems, by Robert Frost. All I know is that it has a hard cover, the photos are stunning, and it's not absolutely huge. There is a photo on every second page, with a full poem or a short quote from one on the opposite page.
Because of the damage done by Hurricane Irene, many roads in Vermont are not passable or will be difficult to negotiate. Any travelers coming to Vermont now should only try to travel the Northern section which does not have as much damage as in the South. Any coming here to see Fall Foliage should wait until the end of September as roads should be mostly repaired by then. I am in Northeast Vermont and the damage here was not too bad. The interstste Highways are open to get from South to North on both sides of the State. There are still many Villages and Towns in the Southern sections which are isolated as all roads or bridges to those are washed out.
About ten of my buddies are getting together in Burlington in late July this year and I'm looking for fun stuff to do for Friday - Sunday. We're all from out of town and haven't been before. Most of us are late-20's. Things we're interested in trying to do are: brewery tour, cheese farm/tasting, sugar house tour (if they are open during that time of the year?), hiking, Ben & Jerry's tour? Also, any recommendations on a good place for a large group of guys to stay would be appreciated. Thanks! Thanks
My husband and I are planning a trip through Vermont and New Hampshire in September. We will be coming from Ticondaroga NY. I would like to know any points of interest between there and maybe Woodstock. Should we allow a day of sightseeing and spend the night or keep driving on to the white mtns?
Hi there: I'll be flying into Boston for work next Saturday (Oct 2nd) and I basically have all of Sunday free to do some sightseeing. I wanted to drive to Vermont on Saturday, stay the night and then see Vermont all of Sunday, and then drive back to Cambridge Sunday evening. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what city to stay in in Vermont? I want to catch the best fall foilage, maybe do a little hiking, visit some small towns. Any hikes with waterfalls? Any recommendations on which route to drive for the best fall foilage or any other not to miss attractions welcomed. Thanks in advance! Shikha
Folks, After spending a wonderful New Years Eve last winter at a B&B in Woodstock, VT (Lincoln Inn at Covered Bridge) which serves an optional great dinner, we are looking to repeat that experience this year. Any recommendations for a moderately priced B&B or INN with a great dinner available? Thanks in advance. Spedprof
Heading up in a couple of weeks and open to any suggestions for some great hikes. Thanks!!!
Hi All, We live in CT. and are looking for a weekend getaway in VT in the Fall. We traveled to Freeport, ME. a few years ago and it was a perfect mix of country stuff for me & shopping for my wife. I'd like to find a location in VT. with similar amenities ? We've been to VT. before but my wife found parts to be too "in the middle of nowhere" for her taste. Any suggestions ?
Can anyone assist with providing a contact number for Home Farm Cottages on Pucker Street , Stowe? Thanks in advance
hi all-- i was wondering if anyone knows if the sunset bar is still up and running just outside stowe vt- think was in or close to cottage club road-- thanks:)
We are making a last-minute, first-time trip to New Hampshire and Vermont next week. After flying into Manchester, we'll drive through New Hampshire and enter Vermont around St. Johnsbury. Here is our beginning plan for where to drive in Vermont: Hwy. 15 to Stowe, Waterbury and Montpelier. Montpelier on I-89 to Burlington Burlington down Hwy. 7 to Woodstock, Ludlow, and Weston From here, we need to return to Manchester and can take I-91/I-89 or a more scenic route if there are small towns we should see. We are interested in the scenery and culture, a little artisian, local food shopping. We have two days and nights. Will this route give us a good overview of Vermont, and can you suggest other stops/routes we should add? Also, we are looking for small, good Bed and Breakfasts where we can enjoy the local culture. Tnank you!
Hi Visiting Stowe in May & have never been to VT before. We are from UK and have only been to Florida in the states previously. In FL they accept Travellers cheques for goods & Services & return any change in's cash - i.e. the traveller cheques are as good as cash and safer to travel with. Can anyone tell me whether the same principle applies in Stowe (our main base) and in the rest of Vermont too. Hope someone can help. Cheers Andy
Hi My wife & I are visiting Stowe in Vermont for the first time this year and trying to prepare for the best New England experience. Just a few of questions if anyone can help please. 1. We are in Stowe (Green Mountain Inn) 8th-18th May '10 - What's the weather usually like at this time? - mainly need to know for what clothing to bring (is there a big difference between day & night temps?) 2. We would like to undertake a few circular hikes 4-8 miles approx. Any ideas for locations. We have transport, so happy to drive up to an hour from Stowe to start. Really looking for spectacular scenery and local wild life. 3. We would also like to take a canoe out on a lake for a few hours. We are newcomers to this, but want to experience it during our trip. If anyone has any suggestions for a good location & company who hires boats we would appreciate your local knowledge. Hope someone can help. Cheers Andy Atkinson Chesterfield England
My family is from S. Florida and every year at the time / Late Jan. we hit the road to see what the world has to offer. This year we have choosen Vermont! We love the snow and I want to see some of those pretty little towns I hear so much about. Heres the problem I know nothing about Vermont other then what I have read about so some great inside help would be great! If someone would be so kind as to direct us into a nice scenic route, I would like to see Cabot house, Ben & Jerry's, a maple farm,Stowe Alpine Slide & would like a nice place to take the kids tubing. I am open to all. I havent but my finger on lodging yet but it will be a private cabin in the mountains (help with this too would be nice ) We are planning on 5 days in the area, 3 teenage boys, SUV & ready and waiting for any and all help. Thanks so much in advance for your time.
We two middle-aged couples are staying in Woodstock (Lincoln Inn) for a few days around New Years Eve. We are not skiers. Any recommendations for daily activities in the area?? We'll eat dinner at the Inn once or twice but recs. for nearby restaurants for lunch and other dinner are also appreciated. Thanks
Hi everyone, I am trying to find a location for our New Year's holiday in Vermont. Ideally i would like to book a room in an inn/ cabin/ cottage where other people will celebrate as well. My husband and I are looking for a romantic weekend but share the New Year's Eve dinner with others... I have been looking online but everything seems to be addressing more groups than couples. Any ideas? We would like to spend Dec 30th to Jan 2nd. Thanks, Alina
Hi All! My husband and I are travelling to Quebec and want to jog down into Vermont for a couple of nights. Any suggestions for an inn/b & b? Something quiet, clean, friendly, perhaps close to an interesting town. Many thanks, Rhonda
Hi. My girlfriend has mentioned staying somewhere in Vermont after Christmas and over New Year. Any help in recommendations (websites) as to where to stay. Coming from New York it would help if the hiring of a vehicle was kept to a minimum although I appreciate this might not be possible given the weather. Something quiet but not too remote, cabin-like but within a couple of miles of a grocery store or basic shops/diner. I am not familiar with the area at all but any pointers appreciated. Chris
I love hiking in the Middlebury Snow Bowl area of the Breadloaf Wilderness in the Green Mountain National Forest, and I remember seeing on a topo map years ago a little natural bowl (situated on the rim of Middlebury Snow Bowl) called "Highest Bowl". (I believe it was called that because it was the highest altitude natural bowl in the area.) I'd love to hike there. Can anybody tell me exactly where it is and how to get there?
Folks, Looking for some recommendations for 2 middle aged couples spending a few days, including New Years Eve, 2010 in Vermont at a B&B. Priority is on good food with nice accommodations. Recommendations, appreciated... Spedprof
I'll be in Stowe VT next weekend and I'm looking for a good hike. I was thinking Mt. Mansfield would be nice, but I'm not familiar with all of the different trails. If anyone can recommend any "must do" trails, that would be great. Also, how's hiking the Chin, camel hump or the pinnacle? Thanks in advance
Hi, Husband and I are planning to spend maybe 3 months in New York (house swap partially) October to December approx. in 2010. We also want to cruise New England/Canada coast to visit ports where we can take tours to see the autumn foliage. I've read that the further North, the earlier the peak colour. Could someone please advise the best week to book the cruise and which direction to sail, probably using Quebec and New York as start/end ports. Or - do we abandon the cruise idea and make a road trip, but we would probably encounter accommodation problems! Thanks for any help.
We plan to drive from Montreal downtown to Boston downtown on a Monday morning. What would you suggest to do: drive straight to Boston or spend the day aong the way sightseeing. We could drive through or spend the whole day somewhere, we have time but I don't know if there is anything interesting to see in Vermont or New Hampshire... Which route would you choose? I would also like to know what would be the best border crossing to take on a Monday morning - a bigger one (traffic jam?) or a smaller, secluded one? Is it suspicious if we cross a border (with foreign passports in a rented car) in such small place, should we better go to a larger crossing with more international travellers? Which one would you suggest? Thanks!
We are planning a family vacation to New England in late October but have no idea which area to stay in. We were thinking of Vermont and I would really appreciate some advice on where would be best to go. My children are aged 9, 6 and 3 so ideally would like some activites to keep them amused. I would also really love to experience the tradional picturesque villages and some good shopping. We prefer a quiet life to busy and just really appreciate beautiful scenery. We will be flying into Boston and then driving. Thanks!
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