From_the_NEK wrote:If the NEK is still in peak (and even if it past a bit), this loop through the middle of the NEK should hit a lot of the high points.
The loop is called the "NEK Central Loop"
See this post buried in the Best of Vermont Scenic Drives, etc thread - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3532&p=9105&hilit=Driving+Route#p9105
Here are the Google Directions without Wheeler Mtn Rd but with all optional offshoots (May Pond, Lake Willoughby South Beach, Island Pond, Burke Mtn Toll Road): https://goo.gl/maps/C54KRpQ1Ab82
This is absolutely terrific, thank you! Many of these places were already on my list, but many were unknown to me...and the specific route you've outlined, with all of the back roads, almost certainly would have gone unexplored without your assistance. I will definitely plan to drive this loop.
Not incidentally, the images accompanying the linked description are real appetite whetters.
A question, if I may. I gather that Wheeler Mountain Rd. isn't safely accessible with a passenger car (which is what I'll be driving). Do you think it's worth taking the time to hike up the road, at least as far as Wheeler Pond?
Again, many, many thanks. I really appreciate the assistance.