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Please help with attraction, scenic drives, and restaurant suggestions for central Vermont at the end of this week.

Please help with attraction, scenic drives, and restaurant suggestions for central Vermont at the end of this week.

Old May 23rd, 2004, 04:55 PM
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Please help with attraction, scenic drives, and restaurant suggestions for central Vermont at the end of this week.

My husband and I are going to be staying in Woodstock, VT for four days starting the end of this week. I've had a bad fall and torn the meniscus in my left knee, but we're going to make the best of it. I can't walk far, so can't do any hiking, but would like ideas as wo what should not be missed. We like history, scenic drives, not really fancy or expensive restaurants. Any help would be appreciated. Will the black flies be a problem? Thank you.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 05:05 PM
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Take a drive on route 100. I believe it was just listed as one of the top 20 drives in US is a magazine. If you have time and you like ice cream, visit the ben and jerry factory. This is near near Stowe. They give you free samples! Have fun and I hope you feel better soon!
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 05:13 PM
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Bentley's restaurant right downtown is a fun little place with good food. Simon Pierce glass over in Queechee has a nice restaurant, gift shop, and working craftsman display. It's a very pretty drive over, and you can see the Queechee Gorge while in the neighborhood. A drive over to Skunk Hollow restaurant in Hartland might be nice for a dinner as well. And don't miss tea time with pianist at the Woodstock.
I think you'd probably enjoy touring the Billings Farm Museum. There are also a few covered bridges in town along Rt. 4, and three Paul Revere bells in church towers. You may want to take a little sidetrip to the town of Plymouth where Calvin Coolidge was from.
So far, the black flies have not been as bad as the mosquitos!
Hope you have a fun long weekend!
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The drive to the Coolidge Historical Site in Plymouth is pretty; lots of peaceful lakes. The site itself is interesting.

You might also consider the short jaunt to Hanover, New Hampshire, home of Dartmouth College, Hood Art Museum, the Dartmouth Book Store, and numerous restaurants.

Ice cream at the Creamery, across from Bentley's in Woodstock, is WAY better than Ben and Jerry's, but you don't get the fun tour.

I haven't had a problem with black flies or misquitos.
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For a spectacular drive, drive to the top of Mt. Ascutney, which is near Windsor Vt. No need to be able to hike to get great views. The auto road goes nearly to the summit, and you can see both the Vermont and New Hampshire countryside from the parking lot. After you come down, drive across the Windsor/Cornish covered bridge (the longest in the US)in to Cornish NH, and get some great photo ops of the bridge and Mt Ascutney. This scene has been on many a calendar.
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