Driving from Portland, ME to Vermont in early October
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Aug 3, 2012 2:47 AM Last Post By: yofletch
Aug 1, 2012 6:52 AM
My husband and I just bought one-way tickets flying into Portland and departing from Burlington. We arrive Friday and leave the following Sunday, so we have about 8 days. We're staying with friends in Portland and I'm booked for baking classes at King Arthur in Norwich, VT, but other than that, our itinerary is wide open. We're looking forward to some leisurely driving and hoping for some beautiful fall foliage and local sites. Can anyone offer insight on some good driving routes and local must-sees. In addition to visiting King Arthur, we're definitely interested in other local food/beer stops.
Thanks so much!
Aug 1, 2012 8:40 AM
1What part of the U.S. are you from ?
From Portland, Maine drive west on route 302
through the white mountains of NH
stop by the Mount Washington hotel in Bretton Woods NH
you can drive up to the hotel and have a walk inside the
ground floor and see where the "Bretton Woods Agreement" more info on WIKI
Also in Waterbury, VT checkout the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory tour.
On the north-side of Burlington in Winooski / Colchester
checkout.... LIBBYSBLUELINEDINER.COM /
south on route 7 exit 16 off i-89
last orders 3.30pm .....1pm sundays
Aug 2, 2012 10:28 AM
2During folliage season, a lot of accommodations get booked up quickly, so you might want to settle on an itinerary and book in advance soon.
Woodstock, VT is a beautiful town, great architecture. The Bread & Puppets Museum in Glover, VT is pretty amazing. It's up in the Northeast Kingdom, so folliage will be more advanced there. Google fall folliage and VT and you'll find websites that indicate the dates when the colors are expected to be at their peak in different areas.
Aug 3, 2012 2:47 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$206.10 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$20.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$210.68 per night