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Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

LANCS
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Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

Is parking a problem at any of the main foliage site locations of Vermont (or Newhamphire?Do carparks anywhere tend to be expensive and often difficult to find a space

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1. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

Not really sure what you mean. Leaves are pretty much everywhere and just stop as you please.

LANCS
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2. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

My thinking is one of places like Stowe,the popular Notches,Jackson ,Crawford .North Conway,Quechee etc may have so many visitors you cant park

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3. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

These are not places with a finite number of parking spots like a mall or museum. They are actual communities, or rural areas. So it's just a matter of how close you end up to wherever you want to be. Columbus Day (October 10 this year) is the busiest weekend of the year, but even then it's not like we experience gridlock like a city would! Vermont is very rural, as is most of NH. And in most of these places you are not going to pay for parking. As neslaw said, the foliage is everywhere you look, so it's not like you can only see it from particular vantage points. Enjoy.

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The only places you will pay for parking is in larger towns like Portsmouth, Manchester and Keene. Most roads that you will be traveling to see the colors will have places to stop, but you don't have to pay. The covered bridges in Swanzey are great places to see the foliage and most have places to park, take pictures, enjoy a picnic near the bridges.

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5. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

If you park in one of the national forest lots, please pay the day pass rate posted. Many people cheat on this. fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/passes/

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6. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

Green Mountain National forest areas in Vermont are free.

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7. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

Park?......anywhere. This is VT

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8. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

Agreed. There aren't "parking places" except in the few larger towns in the state. You'll find plenty of scenic places to stop and park informally as you wish along 100s of our roads. Enjoy!

Edited: 30 August 2011, 02:44
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9. Re: Is Parking at the best sites easy or darn right impossible?

I have driven up and down roads in Vermont for miles.....during Columbus Day weekend, even and not run into another vehicle!!! So much so, that you can just pull over to the side a bit, put your window down or even get out of the car and get some glorious pictures!!!

Even when it is "busy" at places like the Country Store, it's not busy like being in Boston busy..... It's "Vermont" busy :)

There will be slow traffic thru the towns, but that makes it easier to see everything!!!

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