Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4062Post DLM-Hudson NH
Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:13 pm

Thanks for the Update BM... we're arriving on Sat 10/7...and have been concerned about past peak colors. Mt Mansfield auto road...car friendly? or a brute on the brakes?


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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4063Post pwt54
Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:30 pm

I agree with BM's report. Looks pretty good for Stowe next weekend. The toll road is moderately hard on brakes. The Mt.Equinox and Mt.Washington roads are harder.

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4064Post courtmel
Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:50 pm

pwt54,

I am sorry to keep being a pest and bothering you with these repetitive questions? Do you think foliage in Stowe will hang out until Oct 11-15? I am not quite sure how the foliage progresses. After peak do most of the leaves turn brown and fall? Are E. Corinth, Topsham, and Peacham good bets for those days? Are they within driving distance from Stowe? If you were me what areas and roads would you explore those days? We just love to drive and see VT. We aren't afraid of any difficult roads. HELP

Thanking you for all your efforts in advance,
autumn leaf

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4066Post pwt54
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:29 pm

Autumnleaf, the first thing to do is relax. You will have color in Stowe. You have to remember you are dealing with a couple of jaded Vermont leafpeepers who have viewed decades of foliage season from beginning to the end. What may not be up to snuff for us will br great to you. I don't know how many times I have drive a road and was disappointed with the foliage and have folks write in and that the road had great foliage. A drive that I like is to go to East Barre and take route 110 south from route 302 down to Chelsea. In Chelsea take route 113 down to Thetford Hills. The is a 4 way intersection in Thetford Hills with the Academy Road on the right. Take the Academy Road down through the covered bridge and out to route 132. Turn right and drive route 132 to the end at route 14 in Sharon. Turn right and take route 14 north to Williamstown. I wouldn't continue route 14 to Barre. It's not that good a ride. Instead, take route 64 up to I-89 and head for home. For Peacham, take either route 15 or route US 2 to Danville. At the flashing yellow light turn right on The Peacham Road and drive down to Peacham. In the village turn right onto Church Street. Drive Church Street a short way until you come to an intersection and bear right on the Mack's Mountain Road. Drive this road about a mile and look for Maple Tree Lane on the left. Drive Maple Tree Lane all the way back to the Peacham Road and turn right. Drive the Peacham Road to the end at route 302 in Groton. Now you have a decision, it may be near lunchtime and there are few places to eat. It you are willing to eat out of a store continue on. Turn right and drive until you see a church on the left with a clock. Turn left on the road just before the church. It's called the Powder Springs Road. This road ends on route 25 in East Corinth. If you have to eat at a restuarant turn left and drive to the P&H Truck Stop. Good food. Try to save room for their maple cream pie. Go Back to Groton and look for the Church. Which ever way you get to route 25 in East Corinth, turn right and drive route 25 to the end at route 392 and turn left to get to Barre. In Barre take route 62 up to I-89 to get home. Feel free to get out and wander around the villages.

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4067Post Andy
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:43 pm

Man, PWT, every time I think I have a plan, you give me yet another enticing route to drive :D
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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4068Post courtmel
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:54 pm

pwt54-

I could just kiss you!! Thanks for your patience and great information. There is nothing like having someone like you who lives the seasons advising us of the day to day changes. We are very fortunate that you let us have so much access to you and your time. :)

Be sure to tell me when you get your first snow. I love the white stuff almost as much as I love the foliage!!!
autumn leaf

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4069Post pwt54
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:04 am

First snow is usually in late Oct. But it has snowed in early Oct once in a while. I remember one year there was an inch of snow on the Stannard Mt road and the trees were at peak. What a sight !! It must have been in the early 90's because I didn't have a digital camera.

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4070Post pwt54
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:06 am

OOPs, I just noticed on my 1108 post that I type 392 instead of 302.

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4071Post pwt54
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:10 am

Andy, if you want a good panoramic view, take the Danville Hill Road off route US 2 just west from where the Mack's Mountain Road meets route US 2. This road ends in Cabot Village by the village green.

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4072Post ahzaman
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:13 am

pwt54
I am going to be staying at the Colonnade Inn in Lyndonville and am going to be there on October 7th and October 8th. I am planning on driving on Victory Road which you recommended. I was also planning on driving through Darling Hill Road.

Is this a good idea? Are there any other routes that I should be checking out? Thank you.

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4073Post Andy
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:10 pm

Thanks, PWT. I was thinking about taking the Mack's Mountain Road off of Church Street in Peacham as you had suggested. If I do, I'll swing back to 2 that way.
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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4074Post pwt54
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:16 pm

Are you driving a car or 4- wheeler with good ground clearance?

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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4075Post Andy
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:29 pm

PWT, Which one of us are you asking?
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Re: Stowe Report 9/30-10/1

Post: # 4076Post pwt54
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:44 am

Ahzaman mostly.


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