We are planning a family vacation to Vermont in late October but have no idea which area to stay in. I would really appreciate some advice on where would be best to go, my children are aged 9, 6 and 3 so would like some activites like boating on the lake or a mountain trip. I would also really love to experience the tradional picturesque villages and some good shopping. We prefer a quiet life to busy and just really appreciate beautiful scenery. We will be flying into Boston and then driving up to Vermont. Thanks!