After last autumn's sensational foliage display, it is hard to imagine not returning again in 2017! One can only hope for a rerun of 2016, one of the most amazing foliage seasons in many years.
Upon trolling many B&Bs, inns and such, I'm finding they are receiving a lot of inquiries, not to mention actual confirmations of reservations.
As for myself, I am leaving the end of September again and staying for what I hope is a glorious 12 day excursion within three locales. I am exploring two towns that I've happened to pass through either for a festival, shopping or other event, or merely just traveling through to get to another destination, but never spent enough time there to fully appreciate the many things the town had to offer. So I'm just going to plop myself down at a quaint B&B and inn in these two new VT towns at the beginning and end of my trip! The middle of the stay will be in Waitsfield, my tried and true happy place. More to come as to where these "new" locales will be and what I am planning to do to occupy my time there.
There are so many items on my bucket list this coming season and I'm getting excited for autumn in Vermont once again. I have only one mountain foliage lift ride to cross off my list of eight and that is in Stratton. I never got to hike Nichols Ledge or take the cruise on Lake Champlain. One of my to do's include a long trail ride in Danby at a ranch recommended by friends. I also want to hike to Equinox Pond as I recently saw some beautiful photos online. So much to do and so little time! I wouldn't mind another day trip to Lewis Pond, will have to contact Phil who is on the beach in Florida with his endless search of seashells to bring home.
Most of all, looking to meet up once again with old and new VT foliage fanatics, locals and visitors alike, to troll around the countryside.
How about you?
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
bv: Thanks for the recommendation on the restaurant. I've driven up Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive twice, once in summer for an SOV meetup and again in fall, truly amazing. Hildene is also beautiful, I went many years ago. I think I went horseback riding nearby but can't remember the stables. Hope to see you back here from Arizona this fall for a get together either in Vermont of Connecticut!
We are now just six months out 'till the first day of Autumn and before you know it, summer will be here! And then fall is just around the corner....
I'm still working here and there on my itinerary for the 12 days in Vermont in Sept/Oct and have a lot of amazing adventures in the line up! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have another season like 2016?
I hope you are making your lodging reservations very soon, as small inns and B&B's fill up fast for prime time in Vermont. I think with all the rain we are having as of late, this is a good sign in part, for things to come! Our severe drought in Connecticut has been totally erased, with another deluge coming this Mother's Day Weekend. Keeping in mind that all the pieces of the foliage puzzle must come together in September - by mid-month, it should be a solid indication of our fall season in Vermont (barring wind storms and heat waves of course). As I have often said, Mother Nature holds the reins!
I'll be up in Vermont a couple of times this summer to get my adrenaline rolling for autumn and can't wait for things to "fall" into place for the most wonderful season of all.
Hoping you have a great summer and are prepping your itineraries for your Vermont foliage vacations!
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