Coming from abroad. Arriving at Boston 29/09/2014 (evening) and leaving from Boston 15/10/2014 (midnight).
A couple in our 50's hoping for a vacation with lovely colors, nice daily hiking trails (moderate), scenic drives , nice villages/towns, good country food and of course some shopping (+ crafts).
I put together a plan in this order : BOSTON (2 days) 30-31/09,
shopping at One Premium Outlets Boulevard Wrentham (1 day) 01/10 ,
Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain/Ausable Chasm (2 days) 05-06/10,
Burlington/Stowe/Smuggler's Notch (3 days) 07-09/10,
White Mountains (5 days) 10 -14/10,
drive back to Boston (suggestions?) 15/10.
This plan hits a festival in Manchester on Oct 4'th and Stowe on 10'th.
After reading in this forum I've got the feeling that my plan will miss the peaks and driving in the wrong direction. I'm sure it's lovely before and after but my question is for how long?
Maybe I should leave out Lake Placid and drive to Stowe on the 5'th ?
Should I start with the White Mountains but then will timing still be good for Stowe.
The festivals would be nice to attend but not a must.
Is there a chance of finding a B&B if we don't order in advance. We want to be a little felxible according to foliage reports.
Thanks for your help!