History of Peak Fall in Vermont

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Lmsalcito
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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1044Post Lmsalcito
Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:47 pm

Hey , Me again. I found a cute cabin on lake Hortonia....Does anyone know about this Lake and it's logistics? Is it nice there? I see it is a bit NW of Rutland... How is that area for our dates?? How about Lake Bomoseen? I found a couple of Inns in Manchester....Is that too southern for our dates? I have this thing about Lakes and Foliage. Or should we be in the mountains at that time? In 5 more minutes , I am going to Cancun :) Please help... Sorry to be a pain!!


salesmom
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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1045Post salesmom
Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:20 pm

That sounds like great news! Yes! We are staying in Burlington. Thank you for responding so quickly...I appreciate it! I am looking forward to this trip...this is something I have wanted to do for years!

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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1046Post pwt54
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:13 am

To Lmsalcito; either Lake will be alright. You'll be near route 30 which is an excellent ride. Manchester will have color but might not be peak at that time. I like doing route 30 south to route 100 and then route 100 north to route US 4. Take route US 4 west back to Castleton.
To Salesmom; You need to find route 116. It starts off Route US 2, the Williston Road, and heads south. Drive south on route 116 until you come to route 17 east in Starksboro. Drive route 17 east to Waitsfield. Drive carefully. I call this road " Little Switzerland" because of all of the switchbacks and tight curves. It's a great ride with good colors and views. At the end of route 17 in Waitsfield, turn right on route 100 south. Drive that to route 125 west in Hancock. (You may want to turn off route 100 in Warren to get a bite to eat at the General Store and check out the covered bridge.) Take route 125 west to route US 7 south in East Middlebury. Take route US 7 south to Route 73 EAST(not west) in Brandon Village and drive route 73 East to route 100 north in Rochester. Then I'd drive route 100 north all the way to I-89 in Waterbury and take I-89 back to Burlington. Should be a Full day.

tendulkm
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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1047Post tendulkm
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:31 pm

Dear pwt54,

Just wanted to thank you. You have been a great help to me and others who are new to Vermont and want to see everything - at the right time - at right cost and come home happy

Thanks again

salesmom
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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1048Post salesmom
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:48 pm

pwt54...

Thank you!

I agree with the above post...your input and attention to details are outstanding. I have saved the above routes and will be sure to "plug" them into my navigation system for flawless destinations. Not to forget the awesome scenery.

I will keep checking in for updates and input until we actually get to participate in October.

Again...many thanks!


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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1049Post pwt54
Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:19 am

Salesmom, I forgot to mention Texas Falls off route 125 in Hancock. It's about 3 miles west of Hancock village. The road is paved past the Falls and up to a picnic area and restroom facilities. If you aren't worried about a dirt road continue the road to the end and then come back to route 125. It's worth the side trip.

tendulkm
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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1050Post tendulkm
Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:09 am

pwt54,

Could you please tell me what would be a good scenic route for my trip? Planning to fly into Burlington Oct 07, spending a night out there and then driving down south to stay at killington for a couple of days and then heading further south to stay somewhere on the Vermont/MA border near Bennnington or williamstown, MA (wherever I get accomodation)

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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1051Post pwt54
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:43 am

Minti, check out that ride I did for Salesmom about 4 columns up. That would be a good tour, except, in Rochester turn right onto route 100 south to get to Killington. 1st day in Killington take route US 4 east to check out Woodstock and Quechee and to get to I-89. Take I-89 north to exit 2 in Sharon and turn left a the end of the ramp to get to route 14. Turn right onto route 14 north and head for Barre. At the junction of route 107 you'll see Eaton's Sugarhouse. You may want to stop there for a late breakfast/early lunch because there isn't much above there until you get to Barre. In East Brookfield you'll see route 65 on your left. Take route 65 to Brookfield and check out the Floating Bridge. Drive over it if you dare and take route 65 back to route 14 north to Barre. when you come to Main Street in Barre, turn right and go to route 110 in East Barre. Take route 110 south all the way back to route 14 in South Royalton and turn left to get back to Sharon and I-89 to get back home. 2nd day take route 100 south all the way to the Mt. Snow/Wilmington area and see if you can find a room there. This is half way between Brattleboro and Bennington. I like taking route 30 north from Brattleboro to route 35 north in Townshend. Take route 35 north to check out Grafton and it's cheese factory. In the Bennington area use route 7A between Bennington and Manchester instead of route US7. Have fun.

appu
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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1052Post appu
Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:36 pm

pwt54,

I wonder if you have any suggestions for sept 16-19.

it is amzing to see detailed responses here, good work.

cheer,
-antony

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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1053Post pwt54
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:23 pm

I answered your other question, but just thought of something else. If you do check out Lake Willoughby on route 5A, look for the Hinton Hill Road. It starts out paved but changes to a good dirt road. It has a great view of the lake and is a good ride. When you come to the end, turn right to get to route 105. If it's lunch time turn right and go to Jennifer's in Island Pond. Otherwise just go as far as route 114 south and take that.

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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1054Post rocky1
Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:53 pm

We are planning to visit Vermont from Oct 16-18 but are wondering whether this will be past peak foliage. Can anybody recommend the best places to visit at this time?

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Re: History of Peak Fall in Vermont

Post: # 1055Post pwt54
Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:32 am

There should still be some good color in Southwestern and Southeastern Vt. Southcentral Vt. with it's higher elevation may be gone by.


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