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Old Sep 1, 22, 2:54 pm
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What about driving from Brattleboro to Wilmington and then over to Bennington? I agree about Manchester except for the Southern Vermont Arts Center which is worth a drive if you are close enough.
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Old Sep 4, 22, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I replaced Acadia with Lake Winnie, which is also close to White Mountain.

Any recs for a quick stop in the Green Mountains and/or southern VT between Keene and Lake George? How about Manchester, VT?
If you're going to Lake George, you can afford to go north a bit in Vermont in order to head west, and go through Quechee (covered bridges), Woodstock (good inn that brews its own beer) and Rutland on the way to the lake.
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Old Sep 4, 22, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by GoBob View Post
If you're going to Lake George, you can afford to go north a bit in Vermont in order to head west, and go through Quechee (covered bridges), Woodstock (good inn that brews its own beer) and Rutland on the way to the lake.
This is a good suggestion. The Quechee Gorge is pretty spectacular. Its definitely worth parking in the lot by the side of the highway and walking back over the bridge overlooking the gorge. And if you go around lunch time, lunch at Simon Pearce is really good. Simon Pearce primarily is a shop selling high end glassware, pottery and wood products, but their restaurant is great. Theres often a wait for a table at lunch time, but you can walk around the shop while you wait. (Downstairs they also do glass blowing and pottery demonstrations.)

Woodstock is a quaint (if a bit touristy) Vermont town thats fun to walk around.
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
For a random night in October at likely height of leaf peeping season, Brattleboro HIX $204 or 39,000 points; Keene HIX $145 or 30,000 points.
Just stayed in the Keene HIX last month. It was a typical HIX - comfortable beds, nice breakfast.
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Old Sep 4, 22, 12:52 pm
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Simon Pearce currently requires reservations for lunch and dinner (Wednesday thru Sunday)
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Old Sep 5, 22, 9:02 pm
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NY ain’t New England. So skip Lake George.
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We'll also be in Maine for 5 days in early November. We'll be coming from Boston, then drive to Bar Harbor/Acadia, then Rockport, Bootbay, Portland, then off to New York City.

Is this doable?
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We'll also be in Maine for 5 days in early November. We'll be coming from Boston, then drive to Bar Harbor/Acadia, then Rockport, Bootbay, Portland, then off to New York City.

Is this doable?
It is if you like driving more than you like seeing places.

If you are stuck with flying into BOS and out of NYC and you must do Bar Harbor (although in November it will be cold and many things will be shut down), you really don't have time to see anything else. If you can skip Bar Harbor then you have time to spend a day in BOS and a couple days in SE Maine and a day or two in NYC.
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
We'll also be in Maine for 5 days in early November. We'll be coming from Boston, then drive to Bar Harbor/Acadia, then Rockport, Bootbay, Portland, then off to New York City.

Is this doable?
Skip Bar Harbor/Acadia. Fly into Portland and start your journey from there. Perhaps also skip Rockport.

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Old Sep 21, 22, 9:42 pm
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Skip Bar Harbor/Acadia. Fly into Portland and start your journey from there. Perhaps also skip Rockport.

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We are thinking that Acadia will be the highlight of this road trip. Is it not ok to visit Acadia during November?
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Originally Posted by Out of my Element View Post
It is if you like driving more than you like seeing places.

If you are stuck with flying into BOS and out of NYC and you must do Bar Harbor (although in November it will be cold and many things will be shut down), you really don't have time to see anything else. If you can skip Bar Harbor then you have time to spend a day in BOS and a couple days in SE Maine and a day or two in NYC.
We will be arriving into JFK, will spend a couple of days in BOS, then the 5 day roadtrip into ME. Then NYC before flying out from JFK.

Any suggestions on how we can spend these 5 days in ME?

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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:20 am
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If you are going to the White Mountains, and the Rockpile (what we call mt. Wash) it doesn't make a lot of sense to then drive south to cross through Southern Vermont. From Mt. Wash it is easier (and maybe nicer) to see Central Vermont - Stowe down Rt. 100 through towards Woodstock, Quechee, Pittsfield, Killington, Bridgewater and Woodstock. Really lovely in there in during the fall. If you are committed to go through Southern Vermont absolutely stop go Manchester Center. Downtown there is quite nice. Also consider Londonderry, VT. Nice down.
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
We are thinking that Acadia will be the highlight of this road trip. Is it not ok to visit Acadia during November?
Certainly OK to visit; there just may be (a lot) fewer restaurants and shops open and leaves will be off trees and the days will be shorter and colder. But the shoreline and the ocean and the views are all great. I think the issue people have is hopping around to 3-4 different towns/places in Maine. That is more time consuming than most people expect. Of course, other people like driving and seeing the world that way.
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
We are thinking that Acadia will be the highlight of this road trip. Is it not ok to visit Acadia during November?
national parks are open all year.

fall color peaks around mid October.

in November it will be winter cold, no leaves on trees. Short daylight days of about 8 hrs of daylight a day.

from Boston Acadia is a full days drive factoring stops without time to see anything. In 5 days, 2 days are spent doing this drive leaving you 3 days to see things.

id save Acadia for late May- mid October

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We will be arriving into JFK, will spend a couple of days in BOS, then the 5 day roadtrip into ME. Then NYC before flying out from JFK.

Any suggestions on how we can spend these 5 days in ME?
Acadia like other parks out west tend to have a distinct summer and winter season. Many places are just summer only where places shut down for winter. Activities to do are shut down for winter.

in the summer you have various restaurants and shops you might want to do. You might want to do some boat trip on the ocean.

thr ocean is the same if you view it from the Jersey shore. Long island, Rhode usland, cape cod.

the large wildlife you might want to seeelk, bears, moose.they take the winter off too.
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