Killington Routes/Things To Do?

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ziggy_423
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Killington Routes/Things To Do?

Postby ziggy_423 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:57 pm

Looks like we *may* have a morning without rain for the first time and last day of our trip :) :( We are in Killington tonight and I'm scrambling to figure out things to do. Have Billings Farm and Sugarbush down. A maybe for VT Country Store but looks like a tourist trap? Any routes down here for some fall color? We saw the rest behind the windshield wipers all week, so we'd love to see anything. I'm scouring the travel routes stickies, but not seeing a lot here and the internet connection is really slow here (and my computer is crashing with fatal errors - ahhhh this whole trip has been cursed, i swear!) Wrote down Champlain Orchards but see it's quite the drive and afraid if we spend the time driving there/back that the afternoon rain will come.

Help?


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Re: Killington Routes/Things To Do?

Postby mmvt » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:10 pm

Ziggy-
have you done any of the 'gap' roads?? If not, drive up route 100 (north) to 125 and take that road across the mountain. It should be nice tomorrow if this clear weather holds. There is a nice country store in Pittsfield - it's a nice stop for coffee and food. Likewise, the Rochester Cafe in Rochester is also nice. I think that Texas Falls is on Route 125 but my map is in the car so i can't check that right now. It's a nice stop as well.
If you have not stopped at Kent and Colton Ponds (right off of 100 and just north of Killington, the color there is great- i JUST left Kent Pond and took some night time photos.)
You might also want to take the Killington gondola in the morning if the color is good - drive up to the end of the access road.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Killington Routes/Things To Do?

Postby ziggy_423 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:19 pm

I'm not sure if we have done gap roads. I'll be honest that I have no idea what a gap road even is (I'm from Illinois - I know cornfields only - ha!) Thanks for your help!

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Re: Killington Routes/Things To Do?

Postby bm » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:51 am

Take Route 100 to Killington.
Stop at Moss Glen Falls in Granville Gulf
Take a side trip on Route 125 east (Middlebury Gap) to Bread Loaf - it'll be a few miles past the Middlebury College snow Bowl ski area. At bread loaf all buildings are yellow. You can't miss it.
Go another mile or so to the Robert Frost Nature Trail.
Go back to 100.
100 south between Hancock and Pittsfield is the most beautiful section of that road IMO. Enjoy it!



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