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Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

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Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

My husband and I are planning 10 day road trip to New England end of Sept - into early Oct this year. We are heading up from Maryland - through Cape Cod and lower Maine then onto to NH and then to Vermont - we'll be in VT probably 3-4 days. Please tell me what the "can't miss places to see" are....we are really looking for the quintessential "fall new england" experience since we've never been. Can't afford top of the line resorts but something nice with places nearby where we can drive around and maybe go to a farmer's market, see the leaves, etc. Thank you!!!

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1. Re: Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

Early October, you'll want to stay in the northern paft of Vermont. Check out Stowe - would be a good base. There are lots of lodging options to choose from. Use tripadvisor to get hotel reviews. If your 3-4 days happens to fall on a weekend, you'll want to make lodging reservations ASAP.

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2. Re: Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

Well Telarat...you're in for a treat!

Do plan a trip to Woodstock VT as it's got everything you could hope for in the village. History, bridges, food, walks etc. and most importantly some great affordable inns and B & B's. Do book your accommodation ahead as you are visiting at the busiest time of the year.

Check out the town web site at www.woodstockvt.com and also of course Trip Advisor. There are farmers markets every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday mornng and also a permanent store just outside the village.

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3. Re: Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

Many quaint towns in the north east kingdom and you don't get no more Vermont than the North East portion. Get off the main roads and tour around.

Lake Willoughby, in Westmore is an awesome site, if you like a moderate hike the view can get even better.

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4. Re: Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

Have a look at the Mad River Valley. It has all that you are looking for and more. The farmers market on saturday is one of the best, live music, farmers, artisans and great food. Coverd bridges & walks by the Mad are wonderful in the fall. It's also close to Montpelier, Stowe & Burlington. We have lots of nice B&B's, great restaurants and scenic drives.



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5. Re: Help - never been - Where to visit in VT in Fall?

You have to drive route 100 - but be prepared that everyone else and their dog (and camera) will be there in early October too. You MUST book accommodation especially at weekends - many places are booked solid. Early October the best color in in the North but if you are coming from lower Maine and NH then south central areas with higher elevation will still give you some great photo opportunities. Almost every town in VT has something happening in October. We live in Chester, a quintessential little Victorian village in south central vermont, and we have pumpkins and scarecrows galore. With orchards for apple picking, wagon rides and a multitute of other festive events. Being just off I-91 and on route 103 and 11 ts also a great location for easy scenic drives to many other pretty little towns like Weston (where the Vermont Country store, playhouse and Priory are) Grafton (for the cheese factory and covered bridges) Quechee (the gorge in Autumn is fabulous and you have to visit Simon Pearce glass) and Woodstock (with great shops and places to eat) If you did choose Chester there are lots of affordable lodging options with restaurants within a few minutes walk and our farmers market is on Sunday - often with demonstrations from on of the premier chefs in the area. The innkeepers in the area are very knowledgable and will help you plan the vacation you dream of.

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