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by dfpvt
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Southern Vermont Oct 14th - 16th
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

Re: Southern Vermont Oct 14th - 16th

The rain didn't do much to the foliage in Bennington County, although the leaves are beginning to drop.
by dfpvt
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: South Vermont villages
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: South Vermont villages

Grafton is one of the nicer villages for strolling. There's no major road through it, the utilities are underground and the buildings well preserved. It only takes 30 minutes to cover it all though, excluding stops, but there's a park above town you can walk to. Chester, 7 miles north, is also ok fo...
by dfpvt
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Foilage outlook for Grafton Area Oct 17-20?
Replies: 3
Views: 3580

Re: Foilage outlook for Grafton Area Oct 17-20?

The area around Grafton should still be ok next weekend, baring any major storms. It wasn't at peak when I drove through Saturday.

The rain didn't strip the trees, although the leaf drop is accelerating.
by dfpvt
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Manchester Area
Replies: 2
Views: 2888

Re: Manchester Area

There are a lot of trails near Manchester. The Long Trail runs north/south east of town, so all the main east/west roads cross it. The trick is finding a hike that has some views. Get a guidebook like Nature Hikes in Southern Vermont, Day Hiker's Guide to Vermont, or Vermont's Long Trail Waterproof ...
by dfpvt
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Southern Vermont Oct 14th - 16th
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

Re: Southern Vermont Oct 14th - 16th

There should still be decent color in a week, although much of the area should be past peak. The lower elevations along the Battenkill and Mettowee Rivers, or on the west slopes of the Taconic Mtns., may be your best bets. Sometimes the west side of Mount Equinox between Route 313 on the south and R...
by dfpvt
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: combine foliage view and covered bridges
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Re: combine foliage view and covered bridges

I wouldn't postpone the trip a week. The foliage in the Arlington/Manchester area is approaching peak now. It seems to have caught up to the normal schedule. Drove over Kelly Stand Rd. from Arlington to Stratton yesterday afternoon, and the higher elevations are definitely at peak, and won't last lo...
by dfpvt
Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Covered bridges..at dusk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3569

Re: Covered bridges..at dusk?

There are a bunch of covered bridges within 30 minutes of Rutland. There's one over the lower Clarendon Gorge just south of Rutland. Go south on Route 7 past the airport, then turn left on Gorge Road. If you can get the right angle it might be good at sunset because the gorge runs east west. It's pr...
by dfpvt
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: If you want to take a walk
Replies: 1
Views: 2215

If you want to take a walk

If you prefer to see foliage on foot rather than through the window of your car, The Day Hiker's Guide to Vermont from the Green Mountain Club is an excellent resource, and their Long Trail Map lists a lot of hikes in the prime foliage areas. Guidebook source The "Gap" roads often recommended on thi...
by dfpvt
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: combine foliage view and covered bridges
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Re: combine foliage view and covered bridges

cc - PWT's route should be very pretty this weekend. The colors are really starting to come out now and there are some bright reds and golds popping up in the valleys. Note that you do not have to drive into Bennington. There's a new bypass, Route 279, and there's an exit for Route 67 on it. You'll ...
by dfpvt
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct. 14-18, Central Vermont past peak?
Replies: 2
Views: 3134

Re: Oct. 14-18, Central Vermont past peak?

That's great! Someone who actually wants to get out and walk to experience the color and spend less time in a car. Congratulations. That's by far the best way to really enjoy the foliage. Grafton, VT, is good for walking around, and not a long drive from NH. The village itself is small, but pedestri...
by dfpvt
Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Coming week in South Vermont
Replies: 2
Views: 2829

Re: Coming week in South Vermont

You won't have to drive far to see good color around Londonderry. The area is relatively high (1100 ft) and there are long vistas from Route 11 between Londonderry and Bromley ski area. A loop east on Route 11 to Chester, then south to Grafton on Route 35, and up Route 30 to Londonderry should be ve...
by dfpvt
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: where to stay
Replies: 4
Views: 5537

Re: where to stay

Try calling the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce: 1-800-639-6379.
by dfpvt
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: My 2005 Foliage Trip.
Replies: 15
Views: 14906

Re: My 2005 Foliage Trip.

Oleg - if it's a clear day when you head back, follow pwt's advice about Mt. Equinox, and Route 313, etc., to Saratoga.
by dfpvt
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: My 2005 Foliage Trip.
Replies: 15
Views: 14906

Re: My 2005 Foliage Trip.

Oleg - It could be a very nice weekend around Middlebury on your original route. The color is developing nicely in southern Vermont (Bennington County.) On your last day: When you go down route 30 instead of going to Manchester, turn west (right) on route 315 at East Rupert, which is a mile or so be...
by dfpvt
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Oct 15-16
Replies: 2
Views: 2984

Re: Oct 15-16

From The Basin Harbor Club you can go east and over the mountains on Route 17 to Route 100, then south to Route 125 and west back over the mountains. Should be a very colorful loop by the 14th/15th. There are migrating snow geese at Dead Creek Wildlife area very close to Basin Harbor, and it may be ...