If you are more interested in higher elevations, go the weekend before. In a normal year places like Smuggler's Notch, the top of Burke Mountain, the upper elevations of Route 9 and such will be bare or close to it by Columbus Day. --c
There are regional differences due to geography, but as a practical matter the region is so small, you can travel around the states at will to get to the best foliage.
One thing we hope to do differently next visit is plan and spread out lodgings so we have more flexibility of traveling. From our experience and others' comments on this forum related to making early reservations, some of us got stuck with two night lodging minimums if not more. Driving around we saw alot of places with vacant signs for lodging. Anyone have any successful tips with getting around without being stuck lodging in one place?
Saw alot of travelers opening and closing laptops. In what ways are people using laptops for traveling? We had printouts, my travel log, favorite Vermont guide books and maps so was wondering what we were missing?
Anyone have any successful tips with getting around without being stuck lodging in one place?
Sleep in your car. Works for me. Save money too.
Might not be everyone's cut of tea though.
The other nice thing is that as a photographer, if I want to catch a sunrise, I can set my alarm and be behind the wheel and back on the road in 10 minutes.
That latter point of course only applies to years where the bloody sun actually shines once in a while.
What you can do is simply "wing it" with no reservations. As long as you avoid the Columbus Day weekend itself, you should be fine. Or get places in centralized locations. For example, from the Montpelier area it is less than 90 minutes to most of the top 2/3 of Vermont.
There's wireless web access in most towns of any size and it's not too hard to go online from your car. I've seen people sitting in parking lots in Manchester going online using wifi from some of the retail stores.
IXL's right about not needing reservations most of the time, except Columbus Day weekend. BUT, don't use this year as a benchmark. Lodging is tight on any weekend from September 15 to October 15, and part of Vermont's charm is the small inns. It's a shame to get stuck in the dregs of lodging because you don't have a reservation.
If you pick three bases, one each in the north, central, and southern part of the state, you'll be able to hit all the geographic areas.
Each one is hot linked so you can click away to your heart's content on over 600 inns!
Also try these links:
And..ixl (Charles)in the future, looking forward to discovering more lovely scenes similar to those of your Southern Vermont slide show on Foliage-Vermont.com "Your pictures speak a thousand words!"
I actually have a whole pile of shots not just from this fall but last fall that I have yet to process. If Tim wants maybe we can make a couple of more slideshows... --c
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