I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

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irishes
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I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4476Post irishes
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:10 am

I just wanted to thank all who responded and gave me hope and honesty for my upcoming trip to the New England states. We are leaving early Friday morning. Should be on our first road trip Saturday morning. I've gotten lots of suggested routes so we have lots to see. Has anyone been to the Ben & Jerry's plant in Waterbury? Just wondering if it would be worth the trip. I'm guess there won't be any leaves left in that part of Vermont. On route 7 from Danby Vt and down through Kent Ct sounds like it should be a beautiful drive. Any suggestions for restaurants along the way. Or anything special we should stop and see. Thanks for all the info given to us. We are so looking forward to seeing your beautiful part of the country.
Cindy
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Re: I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4477Post Michelle
Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:59 pm

Ben & Jerry's, lots of fun, has a tour troughout the day, gift shop ( of course ). Great for kids, and great Ice Cream. Its fun in good weather, but we have received so much rain, hope your weekend is a sunny one.
There is lots of shops in the area, and up further is the Cider Mill, another great place, cider donuts, cider, lots of cute country things.

irishes
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Re: I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4478Post irishes
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:52 pm

Are you familiar with Waterbury? Is there any color left at all? We will surely go to the cider mill as well.
Thanks
Cindy
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Re: I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4479Post wheatridger
Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:07 pm

B&J's was boring, even for my 9 year-old daughter. Most of the work occurs within steel boxes and plumbing. Far more impressive was the Rock of Ages marble quarry in Barre, near Montpeiler. Now that's HEAVY industry at work!

Leaves are falling fast, but Vermont's 100 covered bridges are still in place. They present many photographic possibilities. The Shelbourne Museum in Burlington is worth a few hours, too.

New England's restaurants are probably wonderful if you like traditional American and seafood. Mexican, my favorite fare, was scarce. I did find three lovely old diners. The Four Aces, over the river from White River Junction, VT, was tasty and unique- it's been built into a two-story house! New Englanders have a big sweet tooth, and prize their desserts. Even the ordinary gas marts feature tasty local delicacies that I'm missing already.

Enjoy your trip. I didn't come back with the blazing bright fall foliage photos I wanted, but I delighted in the overall look and experience of the unspoiled landscape and elegant little towns. It's a great place to see, even in black and white.

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Re: I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4480Post Andy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:21 am

I know this is late. In the event you have a chance to log on before you start tomorrow a.m., my two cents: I wouldn't expect much color in Waterbury or Stowe by this weekend. When I was there (several times between Oct 7 and 15) it was near or past "peak." Because of the "uneven" (to steal PWT's term)timing of the foliage this year, there may be some late color, but it will be mostly muted. Vermont is a good place to go almost any time for views and villages and -- in the Waterbury/Stowe area, lots of shops, etc.

Not sure I would make the trip solely for B&J's deal. You can buy the ice cream anywhere :D

If you are concentrating on color, in the areas suggested to you, try Middlbury for a "cool" town that is ALL Vermont and much less "touristy" than Stowe.

Also, if you drive through Manchester, and are the "outdoorsy" types, the great house of worship for that (Orvis) is headquartered there. Might want to stop there. Just up the road/hill is the famed Equinox Resort. Pretty impressive.
Andy

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Re: I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4481Post pwt54
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:48 pm

No color in Waterbury. Some color left from Vergennes south to Brandon. Oh my God ! Just looked out the window in the rest area and it's SNOWING !!!

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Re: I'll be in Vermont ready for leaves on Oct 21

Post: # 4482Post seger
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:10 am

Snow in the higher elevations of Derby and Holland as well. Will post pic in the gallery.


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