Drove up to smugglers notch, it's past peak up there. Still worth it though with lots of yellows around the road at the top. Just past the top, there are a lot of bare trees on the mountainside.
Drove down 100 to Waitsfield. Past peak there with vibrant colors giving way to rust colors. Though common road still had some good color and was worth the drive. Went up 17 and it's well past peak up there. Sticks and rust colors. Not worth the drive.
Overall my wife and I agreed that the color was better in Stowe than in Waitsfield. Ready for some cooler weather, our car was reading 82 in Stowe today.
Yes! Staying at liberty Hill farm the next two nights. We have all day Fri and sat to explore. Tell me where to go!ctyanky wrote:Hi Snookman: glad you are enjoying your vacation! Cooler weather will arrive, yesterday was downright hot and today is more humid and warm. Hope you have time to travel south in Vermont to areas where the color is stronger. CT
Excited to be here! My boys are getting a big kick out of being on a farm. On Saturday I need to make my way to Boston, so it makes sense that I hit southern vt in my way. I believe you mentioned a pumpkin festival in another thread?ctyanky wrote:Snookman: Liberty Hill Farm is a treasure! I've stayed there before and the meals are OUTSTANDING! Huge breakfasts and dinners. Beautiful farm indeed. Best farm stay I've ever experienced. Enjoy!
One thing I'll add to my previous report is that the slopes and hillsides above Waitsfield were past peak but common road still had great color along it. It was so good that we drove it again today on our way down to Rochester.
http://www.townshendvermont.org/index.p ... n-festival
Lots of kids' events. The crafters are very local and whimsical goods for sure. Music and great food. What more can one ask for during Vermont foliage season?
Beth K. the farm owner has a great mission and is quite well known in the state. I loved when she and her husband sat with us at breakfast and dinner. I stayed downstairs and then again upstairs, must have been two farm stays! I may think about it again next year now that you mention it!
Take Peaked Mountain Road to East Hill to Deer Valley Road loop back to 35 to 30. The Big Picture Farm (goats) is on Peaked Mtn.
call ahead for this, kids would love it!
I met Markm from the forum at Friesians of Majesty (huge horse show) on Maggie Ladd Road just off Deer Valley. Nice drives, stone walls, farms, horses and cows abound.
Bm, many thanks for such a detailed post. I'm gonna try to hit some of that this afternoon or tomorrow! Thank you!bm wrote:Colors are starting to get good in the Champlain Valley/Route 7 corridor. From Rochester, pop over Rochester Gap (Route 73). Take Route 53 along Lake Dunmore. Explore the back roads of Weybridge, Cornwall, Sailsbury, East Middlebury, Bristol, Starksboro, Lincoln, Hinesburg, New Haven, Ferrisburgh, Monkton, Vergennes, Charlotte. Visit Burlington.
Another nice area would be the Route 30 corridor between Middlebury & Castleton. Hubbardton is pretty. Check out the Hubbardton Battlefield. Taconic Mountain Rambles State Park around the corner is a must IMO. Take Hortonia Road and Black Pond Road between Hubbardton and Castleton. You'll go buy some beautiful ponds.