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Road trip from New York to Vermont

Sydney
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Road trip from New York to Vermont

We are coming over from Australia and will be in New York for 7 days and then plan to do a road trip for 7 days. We want to travel upstate and would love some suggestions for a road trip. We only have 7 days - leaving on a Friday morning and have to be back in New york La Guardia to fly back to Australia. We will be there mid September so hoping to see some of the beautiful leaves changing but otherwise we are not committed to any place (but preferably end in Vermont) so all suggestions welcome. preferably with not too much time in the car.

Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

Mid-September is early for good foliage colors. If there are any good colors to be found, they'll be in the high elevations, and likely in the northeastern corner of Vermont.

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2. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

Welcome to the USA!...........you may choose to take a road trip to Quebec City in the Province of Quebec, Canada. A long drive from NYC but you will see color change in the trees at that time

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3. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

A nice trip is to drive north from NYC to Albany, then take the 87 Northway to Plattsburg (~4 hours). Then take the ferry to Grand Isle, Vermont. From there, you can go to Burlington or Stowe to use as a home base for a few days, and do day trips to the northeastern part of the state to see some early foliage. There's plenty to do in both Stowe and Burlington as well - esp. BTV, which has a good assortment of restaurants, pubs, music and art.

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4. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

I will be heading up north to Vermont from Syracuse NY then on to Maine to see the rocky coast and lighthouses. Even if you go very far north and high elevations I don't think you will see fall colors as we are still in the middle of summer but you will see some beautiful green the landscape/scenery is gorgeous and worth the trip. Check out the Vermont Country store in Weston and Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury VT. Have a great time and welcome to the states.

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5. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

Thanks all, great suggestions. Sound like we may be a little early to see very much of the change of the leaves but will be beautiful anyway.

Ben & Jerry's definately a must! :)

Cheers

Mary

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6. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

Even if you do not want to be in the car for too long, I recommend Route 100. It is worth it. It is a gorgeous drive and goes all the way from the southern part of the state to as far north as you want, but Stowe is a beautiful place to end. This route will take you to The Vermont Country Store, President Calvin Collidge Historick Site, Ben and Jerry's, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Danforth Pewter as well as some beautiful waterfalls and scenic views along the way. When in Stowe, visit the Trapp Family Lodge too!

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7. Re: Road trip from New York to Vermont

i from ny and will be going to vermont and your ideas. sound good for a family of 4.

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