New England Road Trip; Part 4 – Vermont

(written by Bill)

This is a series of blogs covering a 21 day road-trip my wife and I made through eight New England States during the month of September – Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Part 4 – When we finished driving through the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire we drove on into Vermont.  After crossing the border, we stopped at the welcome center to pick up some maps and details about Vermont.  While there we discovered that Vermont offers free WiFi statewide.  I commend Vermont for such a great benefit for travelers!

We stayed at a wonderful B&B on our first night in Vermont, The Quechee Inn.  Great atmosphere and terrific food at their restaurant.  We visited the Quechee Gorge bridge which is 165′ above the Ottauquechee River.  Breathtaking to say the least.

Next we drove into Killington, VT.  I posted a piece titled “Hay Bale Art” back in August of this year so I won’t go into detail because you can take a look at the blog.

There were a number of covered bridges we visited while in Vermont – Lincoln Gap Bridge,  Paper Mill Bridge, Silk Bridge, and Middle Bridge. I have included photos and some additional details.

We also visited Cabot Creamery as well as Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.  You must see both of these locations when visiting Vermont.

We spent our second night in Vermont at a B&B called The Four Chimney’s Inn in Bennington, Vt. Great owners, beautiful rooms, and a terrific breakfast.  A must stay location!

Two days was not enough time to visit such a beautiful state. Vermont was absolutely gorgeous.  Again, lush green countryside, quaint towns, and a lot of history.

Click here to see more photo’s of our New England Roadtrip.

After Vermont we jumped on the interstate highway, which we had tried to avoid up to this point, and headed for Niagara Falls, which will be highlighted in part 5 of this series.

Hope you enjoy…

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23 Responses to New England Road Trip; Part 4 – Vermont

  1. Love your New England photos…I grew up in Maine….feel like I’m home again:) Viv

  2. Angeline M says:

    Love the covered bridges.

    • motioners says:

      We don’t typically see covered bridges on the west coast, so they’re special to us. Every bridge we saw had history attached to it. Nice. Thanks for writing back. bill

  3. linhartb says:

    What a beautiful part of the country!

    • motioners says:

      Although 3 weeks seems long enough to visit, we were moving pretty quickly so spending time in any one place was not happening. We were happy to see so much, but we’ll plan our next trip so we stay longer at selected locations. Thanks for your comment. bill

  4. lizziejoy10 says:

    Lovely photos, Bill. I do so enjoy reading about your journeys. It looks a gorgeous place. I hope one day I will be able to visit. Thank you.

  5. motioners says:

    I would love to read about your visit to New England on your blog. I’ll cross my fingers! Thanks for your kind reply Lizzie. bill

  6. snappy~speak says:

    I’m envious of your travels, Bill!

  7. brulionman says:

    these covered bridges – actualy, why they’re covered for? I’m trying to guess… is that bridge doesn’t freeze in cold days… or ramblers can have a rest at the attic?

  8. motioners says:

    I learned this is a common question so I looked it up in Wikipedia and here is their answer:
    “The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a life span of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun.” Great question!! bill

  9. whatuful says:

    Good. I really like it.

  10. There’s something special about seeing covered bridges when you travel, no matter where you are. Here’s my posting about one and it’s not far:http://marygilmartin.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/the-old-gristmill-and-the-covered-bridge/

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