I have been researching a trip to Vermont to celebrate making it for 20 years of marriage! I'm overwhelmed by the choices and would really appreciate some guidance.
We would plan to spend 3 full days in Vermont, with rental car.
We are active people and I don't particularly want to mostly spend the day in the car looking at great scenery. At the same time my wife loves antiquing and soaking up the atmosphere, so we should get to savor the village atmosphere some places.
I don't mind driving though, but wonder: "what is there to do, other than look around and enjoy the views from the car with occasional stops at a cute antique place, tea shop, whatever?".
Is it possible to rent bikes? To take a sailing dingy out on Lake Champlain? Other fun stuff?
Are there any local events worth planning for (I heard of an Oktoberfest with local beer)?
We are not looking for luxury resorts or to blow a lot of money, but I would envisage a night in a great B&B somewhere to get the full VT experience.
I also hear it is possible to stay at some farms?
Should we spend time in Burlington?
Should I go over to NH White Mountain Natl Forest?
I would love some accommodation recommendations as well as location answers from the experts out there.
I know these are many questions and we will need to make choices and compromises, given we will have 3 days or so. Your advice, opinions, recommendations and guidance will help me do that.