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Visiting from Oct 11-19, 2008 - Ideas for Activites!!

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Visiting from Oct 11-19, 2008 - Ideas for Activites!!

We are traveling from MN to New England in mid Oct and are looking for suggestions for sights to see during the beautiful fall season. We are in our late forties, early fifties (husb and wife). Flying into Boston and that is as far as we have scheduled so far. Thought we would see what is available for sightseeing and entertainment in Vermont, New Hampshire and surrounding states. We typically go with the flow when we travel, not likely a regimented schedule but rather a low key approach. We like to hike, picnic, and sight-see nature. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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1. Re: Visiting from Oct 11-19, 2008 - Ideas for Activites!!

Good evening RAEMinnesota,

If Woodstock VT is in your plans then check out www.woodstockvt.com as you can do all the things you like easily. If you do plan to come (and I hope you do!) then I will happily give you loads more information.

Just book your accommodation soon as the best rooms go early.

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From boston you could travel on rte 2 west or the Mass Pike and stop in old deerfield ,colonial restoration .from there Shelburne falls quirky small town on the deerfield river bridge of flowers ,glass& gift shops.stay on rte 2 to north adams .Pick up rte 7 north manchester has the orvis fishing & hunting store outdoor trout ponds as well as other outlet stores .Hiking at Emerald st park as well as the Merck conservation area.Try to hit the farmers mkt on rte 9 outside of Brattleboro sat am

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A great place to take road trips is in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. That is basically the 3 northeastern-most counties in Vermont. One particularly attractive old-time village is Peacham. There are many quaint villages like this, but Peacham is one of the best. It is not far from Saint Johnsbury, south of US Route 2. Incidentally, driving Route 2 from the border of New Hampshire into Vermont in a westerly direction takes you thru several small villages until you get to Montpelier, where you can easily get lost in the many cafes, bookstores, shops, etc.

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Your things to do list can be accomplished most anywhere in Vermont. We have much scenic beauty & great places to stay all over the state that it would be hard to go wrong. That being said, I will let you know about the area that I hail from, the Mad River Valley. Here in Central Vt we have all the outdoor activities that you can hope for as well as a nice cultural scene, fine restaurants and quality B&B's. Have a look at the madrivervalley.com for more info. Side trips are easy with Stowe/Waterbury, Montpelier, Middlebury & Burlington short drives away.

If you have any questions send an email.


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Hi RAEMinnesota

'm with you on the "going with the flow" thing and Vt is a very relaxed state....however... Mid October is peak leaf peepin' season and the one thing you must do is book accommodation other wise you may struggle to find somewhere to stay (at least somewhere nice) Its probably best to pick a couple of destinations - of course this all depends upon how much time you plan to spend in NE. I would say don't do one nights - its difficult to get a feel for the area, and its not very relaxing packing up each day. Since everyone else is having a pitch then heres my offering for your consideration :-) Chester in South Central Vt is a wonderful base for an autumn vacation. Only 10 easy miles from the interstate its a sleepy little picture perfect Victorian vermont village centered round a village green. There are shops and restaurants and lodging facilities to suit every taste and budget. Weston, Grafton, Rockingham and woodstock are easy drives and the Green Mountain Flyere scenic railway runs from town to bellows falls following the Connecticut river with its cute covered bridges all the way. There are some wonderful hikes and picnic areas and no less than four State parks within half an hours drive.

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Hi RAE, I would definitely check out some local VT event calendars for fall foliage festivals. They are a lot of fun and there seems to be one every weekend staring in mid-September. This site will have many of them listed as the dates get closer:


Try to drive through East Burke, it's a cute little town. It's also a hub for mountain bikers since the Kingdom Trails are right there, and you can rent bikes in town.

Check out the amazing fall foliage views on Darling Hill Rd in Lyndonville. If you can, stop by the Wildflower Inn (there's a restaurant there called Juniper's) - the view can't be beat!

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