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First trip to Vermont- questions re staying in Stowe

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First trip to Vermont- questions re staying in Stowe

We are planning a road trip from MN to visit VT, NH & Maine at the end of Sept. We would have about 5 days in each state.

We are interested in photography especially of the leaves & covered bridges, moderate hiking, wildlife viewing and visiting small towns.

We realize that many others will be in the area for many of the same reasons. I would like to book our accommodations soon. Will there be alot more traffic on the weekend of Sept 28 & 29 that you would advise trying to find another slot of time to visit Stowe? Would like to stay in the area for 3 nights. The B&B we have in mind has openings starting on Sept 22 or 27.

Would appreciate your opinion. Also appreciate your thoughts re should we stay in Bennington or near there for a few days to visit similiar sites? Trying to get a sense of where to base ourselves.

Thank you for your help.

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1. Re: First trip to Vermont- questions re staying in Stowe

9/27 would be my pick for a few days in Stowe. Yes,there will be traffic... but not that much more than the prior week.

There are plenty of great hiking and foliage viewing/photo options. The rec path is gorgeous for walking or biking. (Bikes can be rented easily around town.)

My top pick for hiking and photos is to drive up the toll road. There are plenty of hiking trails for all abilities at the top of Mt. Mansfield - including some truly spectacular challenging trails like Lake View and Canyon, as well as an easy 2+ mile ridge walk.

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2. Re: First trip to Vermont- questions re staying in Stowe

Agree with the 9/27 visit. Spectacular scenery all around.

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