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Help Planning 1st time VT visit + leaf lover!

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:52 pm
by Nature lover
Hi guys, pleasure to join this forum! l

Planning to go to Burlinggton around Oct 21, then Stowe, Waterbury, Bennington (maybe), Brattleboro farmer's market - Boston. Stopping a day or two in each place. Are these the right places to visit? What are the must visit places for nature and leaves. Also is this going to be too late? I can begin also as early as October 18 if necessary. Dream trip. Love leaves and Autumn! Please advice. Thank you!!

Re: Help Planning 1st time VT visit + leaf lover!

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:44 am
by pwt54
Foliage in the Stowe area may not be good at that time. Burlington is in the Champlain Valley, which has a warmer climate than the rest of the State. Foliage turns later. You should have decent foliage down the west side of the State. I prefer doing route 116 from South Burlington to East Middlebury over route US 7.
Bennington should be okay. Instead of going to Brattleboro, I would drive the west side of Massachusetts through the Berkshire Mountains and then cross over to Boston, which is in mourning right now. However hockey season is starting, so Boston should be perking up by then.