I suggest you take Route 7. You have Middlebury and Brandon as two nice towns to stop along the way ~ Middlebury being larger and having more to offer, but both are nice. The views along Route 7 heading south are gorgeous. Look for Camel's Hump Mountain (so named because it looks like a...) off to the east as you head south from Burlington, and make sure to look back to catch lovely glimpses of Lake Champlain.
Thank you! Route 7 is the route that seemed obvious on a map, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something by not taking the other one. (I would do that one and take the ferry if Fort Ticonderga was open for the season, but it won't be at that point.)
If you are in no hurry then going down to Waterbury and hitting 100 S is a little longer and wonderful views as well as places to stop along the way. You could easily make this whole day trip. all good options
If driving down RT 7, stop in Bristol, great little downtown, just outside of Bristol is a terrific falls. Great view and swimming, take jump off the ledges. Further south in Wallingford, stop at Sal's pizza, great food. White Rocks area is also close by, take a short hike to the Ice beds.Side track on RT 30 west in Manchester to visit the Dorset Quarry(about 20 minutes).Oldest quarry in USA, with great swimming, ledge jumping.
Thank you for all the suggestions! I will have time to stop along the way so I'll look into these.
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