THE BEST OF VERMONT; Scenic Drives, Viewpoints, Ponds, Lakes, Streams, Bridges and Buildings

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Post: # 11483Post Andy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:14 am

I found some of the covered bridges in Montgomery were fun to view, but photographically speaking, some of them are not "photogenic." I think my favorite of the Montgomery bridges to photograph is the Comstock Bridge. But, like I said, it's still a "fun" drive to take and it's really neat to see so many different covered bridges.
Carol
I'll second this. The more "photogenic" bridges in the North, in my view, are in Waterville. I do think the Longley Bridge on this route has some promise, though. There is a little trail just off the main road (left as you turn onto the gravel road to proceed through the bridge), which is narrow and slippery, but leads to a nice view which, when conditions are right, yields a very nice reflection:

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Brush Hill Drive

Post: # 11486Post Aspen
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:31 am

Hi Carol It's so good to once again link up with "regulars" and welcome new participants to Vermont's Foliage Forum.
Certainly agree with you, as long as Vermont is on our blessed Earth, there will always be something awaiting us to enjoy. We may even revisit past places and repeat drives for things we missed. Even driving a road once taken, a rare opportunity to come upon a moose walking across the road in front of you is so special! Among the GoStowe list of scenic drives, I was amused with the beautiful pictures of a canopy of trees associated with the Brush Hill Drive right outside the town of Stowe. We were in that specific area at Moss Glen Falls, walking a trail, climbing rocks to reach the Moss Glen Falls Overlook then relaxing afterwards over lunch on rocks by the babbling stream; yet somehow missed that awesome photo op of the canopy of trees!?? This Forum is so informative and the sharing of authentic information is so valuable when we never know exactly when or where we will find the foliage or peak colors. Folks, new to this Foliage Forum, there are two Moss Glen Falls in Vermont. One is in this Brush Hill area approximately three miles North of Stowe Village.
The other Moss Glen Falls is directly off Route 100 in Ganville
Aspen

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Post: # 11494Post ctyanky
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:27 pm

Aspen, I've really enjoyed reading what you have written. Very nice! I've been on that website many times and printed out all those routes last year.

I've been to the Moss Glen Falls in Granville a few times, but I can't remember if I went to the ones in Stowe. Gets confusing after awhile with all these bridges and waterfalls!

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Post: # 11498Post pwt54
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:28 pm

Ther are rebuilding route 12 between Elmore and Worcester right now. I'm not sure if they will be done by foliage season. It shouldn't be a problem and you won't get seasick driving the road anymore. :D

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Post: # 11499Post pwt54
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:30 pm

I should mention that they have finished rebuilding the Creamery Bridge off the West Hill Road in Montgomery. You can now drive through the bridge and out to the Hill West Road.


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Post: # 11671Post From_the_NEK
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:08 am

In the NEK...
Jay Peak Tram (on a clear day)
Lake Willoughby
Island Pond
Burke Mtn Toll Road (on a clear day)
Craftsbury
Peacham/Danville

and any roads running along ridge tops that connect the above locations :D

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Post: # 11674Post wentworth
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:23 am

Rt 108 between Stowe and Smuggler's Notch--a MUST for newbies
Burke Mtn Rd on a Sunny day yes!
Gap roads yes such as Rt 73 and Rt 125, Rt 125 is our favorite at peak on a bright cloudy day
Interstate 89 going south from Montpelier into New Hampshire
Interstate 93 going south from St Johnsbury
Kancamagus Hwy(Rt 112) in New Hampshire, last 2 years beautiful,but 2007 there was no color cuz of big drought, this year should be fine
Interstate 93 in New Hampshire going south from Rt. 302 into the White mountains

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Post: # 11676Post Aspen
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:37 am

Others have suggested great scenic areas, will add:

Drive along Lamoille River Hogback Road Jeffersonville/Johnson

Route 100 (North to South)

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and don't forget to just open up the car door and explore ..

Post: # 11678Post hjb
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:11 pm

on foot, some of the best eye candy has been found in the villages between the road trips. stone walls dripping with discarded rainbow leaves, old buildings transported from another century, pumpkin faces biding their time until they burst with orange flame on a special night. god bless whoever the genius was that invented autumn in new england.

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Post: # 11681Post ctyanky
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:26 pm

Sorry for the long list :wink: - years of travel:

1. Ridge Road, from Brookfield Center to Randolph Center and again facing west on Route 66 at Route 89 crossroads at District 4's Randolph Gorge entrance parking lot.
2. Bragg Hill, Waitsfield
3. Roxbury Mountain Road, either into Warren or out of Warren from Northfield. Unbelievable in both directions.
4. Darling Hill Road, East Burke.
5. Hazen's Notch, route 58 from Montgomery to Irasburg
6. Hardscrabble Road, Bristol
7. Danville Hill Road, Cabot
8. Skyline Drive, Mt. Equinox, Manchester
9. Burton Hill Road, Barton
10. Carpenter Hill Road, Bennington
11. View from top of Mt. Philo of Champlain Valley
12. Cabot Plains Road, Cabot
13. Ducharme Road, Cabot
14. East Hill Road, Calais
15. Cloud Brook Road, Barnet
16. Garland Hill Road, Barnet

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Post: # 11684Post Paulette Brewster
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:51 pm

THAT is my kind of list!! thank you!

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Post: # 11685Post wentworth
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:47 pm

ctyanky wrote:Sorry for the long list :wink: - years of travel:

1. Ridge Road, from Brookfield Center to Randolph Center and again facing west on Route 66 at Route 89 crossroads at District 4's Randolph Gorge entrance parking lot.
2. Bragg Hill, Waitsfield
3. Roxbury Mountain Road, either into Warren or out of Warren from Northfield. Unbelievable in both directions.
4. Darling Hill Road, East Burke.
5. Hazen's Notch, route 58 from Montgomery to Irasburg
6. Hardscrabble Road, Bristol
7. Danville Hill Road, Cabot
8. Skyline Drive, Mt. Equinox, Manchester
9. Burton Hill Road, Barton
10. Carpenter Hill Road, Bennington
11. View from top of Mt. Philo of Champlain Valley
12. Cabot Plains Road, Cabot
13. Ducharme Road, Cabot
14. East Hill Road, Calais
15. Cloud Brook Road, Barnet
16. Garland Hill Road, Barnet
wow what a list, I'll check the JIMAPCO street atlas for those that are north of Killington

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Post: # 11688Post ctyanky
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:53 pm

Eeek, more.... :roll:

17. Enosburg Mountain Road, Enosburg
18. Pleasant Valley Road, Cambridge
19. Route 9 from Bratt to Wilmington (overlook top)
20. Route 12 South from Montpelier (Phil's favorite)
21. Glorious Route 15 esp. around Wolcott/Hardwick (last year? Amazing color)
22. Route 118 out of Eden, BELVIDERE POND, WOW to route 109 west to Waterville
23. Route 242 from Montgomery to Jay

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Post: # 11689Post wentworth
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:10 pm

ok ct since you bolded it, we'll check out 118 just off 100--we'll check out route 12 also

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Post: # 11698Post faxmachineanthem
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:32 am

Wow ct, thanks for posting that list. I had about half of them marked already. The rest will be added to the trusty GPS. 8)

This one part confuses me:
"and again facing west on Route 66 at Route 89 crossroads at District 4's Randolph Gorge entrance parking lot". I saw pwt54 mention the same spot. Does that just mean the intersection of 66 west and 89?


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