United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 California relaxing vacation ideas
  2. 2 which airport when going to Stamford,CT?
  3. 3 Lake Tahoe Honeymoon
  4. 4 Quick Honeymoon ideas for Nov?
  5. 5 Trip Report Today it rained…on the road in the PNW
  6. 6 Suggestions for Philadelphia
  7. 7 HELP! Solo road trip - the Deep south - Hints & Tips needed!
  8. 8 Looking for a Bed and breakfast
  9. 9 Guys Ski Trip in Breckenridge
  10. 10 Broadway Banter? Fall 2016 - calling HowardR
  11. 11 The Williamsburg Wedding
  12. 12 Mass Pike Electronic Tolling starts 10/28
  13. 13 Trip Report Yellowstone/Grand Tetons (Oct 2016)
  14. 14 Polynesian Cultural Centre
  15. 15 OHare car service north suburbs
  16. 16 Yellowstone
  17. 17 Itinerary suggestion for southern Utah and Arizona
  18. 18 Reasonable accommodations in Wyoming
  19. 19 Trip Report Ah, The California Wine Country!
  20. 20 DCArea GTG April 2017
  21. 21 Wine Bars in Hollywood / Fort Lauderdale
  22. 22 Page, AZ area
  23. 23 Moving to a new state looking for advice
  24. 24 saint john the divine concert for peace tickets
  25. 25 Traveling Alone
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Vermont trip report

Jump to last reply

My 3 days in Vermont Sept22-24 trip report. Weather was nice thankfully, but foggy in the morning. It's a long drive to Vermont from NYC, but you get to see some nice sites along the route. If you are interested to see Fall foliage wait till October, as it was too early. And, ifcourse, it wasnt skiing season either. Thus, that leaves nature trails, flea markets, street fairs, various arts&crafts and antique shops, photos selling for hundreds, syrup and jam tastings, wines, museums, etc...
...And some strange local sporting event in which people run down the mountain and over burning coal, which delighted all of us. It proves when there is nothing to do in the country, and peoples is bored, they'll do anything nutty for fun.

We stayed at a Super8 motel in the middle of nowhere, no fast food joints(KFC, Wendy's) for miles, only a gas station with a mini-mart, and a small grocery store staffed by a single teen girl... at 10pm. Luckily I was able to grab their last roastbeef sandwich.

As for the towns and street fairs, well, I got the feeling I had seen all that before, in places such as Maine, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and many other small towns and country markets in other states. As for the antiques, fact is if there are so many of them, they aint antique at all. Antiques worth collecting or buying have to be rare, but Vermont is full of them... as are all New England states. Ifcourse, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico are full of wild west antiques; Virginia and N/S Carolina, Alabama are full of southern antiques, Hawaii and Alaska is as well, you get the point. Each U.S. region has its history, culture, and art; if you want to go around the entire U.S. of A. collecting artifacts, sketches, prints, and "antiques", be my guest.

We took a cruise on Lake Champlain. I must say it was the most boring cruise I've ever been on. There is nothing to see but water all around and some islands and rocks. I say skip it. The Norman Rockwell Museum is an insult to the man's memory. It's too small, and the collection is made up of mostly mag covers and posters. Too few original art works and paintings. Oh, and ifcourse there is an overpriced shop.

Thus, overall, to get away and breath fresh country air and go to places I've never been before is always fun; However, Vermont is known for skiing and Fall foliage and I didnt get to experience either one. If I do go back, I'll go in peak season.

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.