☞Route 15 from Hyde Park through Wolcott (south side of road in Wolcott heading east wow): I've seen tremendous color on this stretch of 15 and it continues to be a lovely drive right to Walden down to route 2!
☞The Worcester Range! Ahhhhh! Such beauty here as you travel on route 12 north from Montpelier to Morristown. Lake Elmore is a star when it comes to foliage and the reflections can't be beat! You parallel the CC Putnam State Forest on the left as you travel north. I remember doing this with Phil years ago and it was quite beautiful. There is a nice general store there, plus you can hike to the fire tower to the summit of Elmore Mountain. (I'm trying to knock that one off my bucket list of fire tower hikes! Not sure I have time this season but am awaiting response from bvahjen!)
Always a nice diversion to try new areas. I know you will like these two road trips!
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
But I think everyone should just stay in the conga-line of traffic on Route 100. That is really the only road that anyone should drive on in Vermont during foliage season. <insert thick sarcasm emoji here>
In a couple of hours I am heading back up route 2 to Dog Mountain for the festival and hope to find some nice back roads on the way!