My family, including boys 11 and 13, will be flying from Richmond into Boston on 8/7. and immediately getting a car to head north before heading back to Boston for 3 days. Could some folks check my itinerary and make suggestions....especially rain contengencies? Not-too-fancy restaurant suggestions would be helpful.
Day One: Arrive at 8:30 am at Logan airport, drive to Quechee, VT and Woodstock. (If it is real early and everyone is hungry, maybe hitting Lou's in Hanover, NH for a late breakfast). See Simon Pierce glass blowing and the gorge and covered bridge. Possibly the maple sugar and cheese farm in Taftsville. Overnight at Shear Luck Farm B&B in Norwich, VT. Dinner? Walk around Dartmouth in the evening?
Day 2: Is Dan & Witts or King Arthur Flour worth a stop before we leave Norwich? Head to Rock of Ages Granite quarry in Graniteville. Cold Hallow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center. Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury. Two nights at Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield.
Day 3) Alpine Slide at Stowe. Shelburn Museum outside of Burlington. Free (?) ferry ride on the lake. Winooski Lake Monsters baseball game that evening (?). Overnight at Lareau Farm Inn.
Day 4) Travelling toward NH, Cabot Creamery, lunch at Polly's Pancakes in Sugar Hill, NH, and drive on Kancemangus Highway. Franconia Notch? Diana's Baths? Two nights at Covered Bridge House in Glen, NH. Dinner where?
Day 5) Cog Railway at Mt. Washington if it is a clear day. Do the Alpine Slide at Attitash only if we couldn't get to the one at Stowe. I think the B&B has some tubing down a river on their property!
Day 6) Here is where I need some help.....I would love to do the Shaker VIllage in Caterbury Center, but a drive down the Maine coast to Boston may be more fun for the rest of my family. Maybe to to Algonquit? Would traffic prohibit this? Marblehead? Return car late, get our weekly T pass, and check into the John Jeffries House for three nights.
Day 7) Fenway Park tour. Paul Revier House and Old North Church and some of the Freedom Trail. Fanuil Hall? Swan Boats? North End places to eat? Prudential Center Skywalk?
Day 8) USS Constitution. Harvard Yard and Museum? MIT Museum? RED SOX GAME!!! Yes, I have tickets!
Day 9) 9:00 PM flight home. Maybe do the Harvard/MIT tours this day and the Freedom Trail on Day 8?