We annually go to VT for the Columbus Day Weekend in October. Every year we try to see some favorites and some new things. This year we are staying in Castleton and on Sat we will be working our way north to the Champlain Lake Region. Looking for must sees or do's along the way. We have been this way on other trips on Rte 7 into Canada and years ago did the Burlington area. Would like any feedback on most scenic route thinking of going up Rte 73 to Rte 125 to Rte 7 and coming home Rte 7 to Rte 22a? Specifically what towns are notable along the way....Brandon, Shelburne, Essex Junction, Colchester and does anyone know how good the applefest in South Hero is and is that accessible by road or ferry? We have the whole day to spend roundtrip. Any info would be appreciated!!!!