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Weekend in Vermont

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Weekend in Vermont

We are three married couples in our forties and early fifties.

We are looking into the possibility of spending a long weekend in Vermont later this month or next month. We are hoping to station our selves in Vermont and take side trips into Montreal or New York.

We would apprecciate any ideas or suggestions.

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1. Re: Weekend in Vermont

Montreal is going to take a full day (depending on where you'll be staying). Since you want to hop over to NY as well, I'd suggest the Northwest but it all depends on what else you want to do/see.

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2. Re: Weekend in Vermont

Hi Ymyr,

Do consider Woodstock as it is centrally located and has good access roads. Do visit www.woodstockvt.com the town web site for things to see/do/eat/stay etc.

Chester, Vermont
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3. Re: Weekend in Vermont

Thats a very ambitious trip for a long weekend. It is doable but your going to be spending all your time driving. You have to decide if you want to do the long drive to the north of Vermont and then a shorter drive to Montreal and NY - or a shorter drive from New jersey to southern vermont but then a long drive for day trips out. For example if you stayed in Woodstock and left after breakfast (9.30) you'd get to Montreal around 1.30-2.00 - by which time you'd be looking to turn around and drive home. You will certainly be able to say y ou've been there - but you aren't allowing enough time to rreally experience all three places to their best advantage.

I personally would suggest that if you wanted to see all three places then do them on three separate weekends. Vermont has so much to offer and enough attractions to keep even the most demanding visitor occupied for at least a week. Save your time and gas money and have a relaxing weekend in our beautiful green mountains and save NY and Montreal for your next trip :-)

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4. Re: Weekend in Vermont

You could stay somewhere in Chittenden County (Colchester, Burlington, South Burlington) Or even rent a cottage/house on Lake Champlain?

You could take the Ferry in Burlington to NY State 1hr ride, or the Grand Isle Ferry to NY 1/2 hour ferry ride

It is a two hour drive to Montreal mostly interstate from Chittenden County, not counting if the border crossing is backed up. I'd recommend staying at least one night in Montreal and not just a day trip.

You could go to the Shelburne Museum, Tour Church Street in Burlington and the Burlington Waterfront.

You could go to Ben & Jerry's tour in Waterbury.

You could go on a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain.

Hope this gives you a taste of the many things to do,

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5. Re: Weekend in Vermont

I agree with Xeena's suggestions. North Hero is a lovely place to stay (take a look at North Hero House), with gorgeous views of Lake Champlain. That would put you closer to Montreal and the NY-VT ferry, as well as the attractions in Burlington and Shelburne. But just be warned that it's going to be quite a hike from New Jersey!

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