Thursday, October 21, 2010

Part 2: Vermont Fall Foliage Drives for Your Motorhome Rental Roadtrip

Part Two of our Vermont Fall Foliage Drives Series features five more great routes, as outlined by Vermont Living Magazine, that will help you make the most of your fall New England RV rental trip.

6. Ski Mountain Tour - Looking for miles and miles of beautiful fall leaves as far as the eye can see? This route definitely delivers. If you take this drive in your motorhome rental you will pass three of Vermont's famous ski resorts (Sugarbush, Killington and Okemo) and their majestic mountains. The town of Chester is a great place to stop for some good food and great atmosphere. Once a hub of rail travel the farm town is now dotted with quaint restaurants and shops. This roadtrip begins in the town of Burlington where you'll take Route 100 south passing the ski resorts. Route 103 will take you right into Chester.

7. Molly Stark Trail - This trail is also known by the name Route 9, which will lead you across the southern part of Vermont where it touches the borders with New Hampshire and New York. Although short this drive offers lots to see, from the gorgeous natural beauty of your surroundings to some great architecture in the towns along the way like Bennington, Brattleboro, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington. Take note that Molly Stark State Park is now closed.

8. The Green Mountain View - Not surprisingly given the name you'll see a lot of the Green Mountains on this drive in your motorhome. Starting off in the state capital of Montpelier take Route 12 to Northfield Falls, where you'll find some historic covered bridges. Keep on Route 12 and you will pass the towns of Bethel and Woodstock (you may want to stop to take a look at the Quechee Gorge). Take Route 4 on to Killington where you can park and take a gondola ride high above the ground--a great way to see the changing leaves from above, although these don't run all year. Once you're done in Killington you will want to head onto Route 100 to Hancock before taking Route 125 on to Granville and Middlesex and then back to Montpelier.

9. Mount Snow - The main attraction of this route is Mount Snow itself, which can be reached by heading north on Route 100 from Wilmington (the starting point). At the ski resort you can opt to ride to the top of the mountain to catch a great aerial view of the gorgeous scenery below.

10. Champlain Smorgasbord - Starting in the quaint village of Cambridge you can drive your motorhome rental north towards Enosburg Falls. Enroute you will get to enjoy a myriad of different scenery options from green hills and mountains to covered bridges, small villages and islands. Once you've taken Route 108 from Cambridge to Enosburg Falls the road will change to Route 105, which you can take west until you come to the meeting point of Routes 105 and 78. If you turn onto Route 78 it will take you directly to the picturesque Champlain Islands. If you would like to explore this area further opt for Route 2, which will take you right through the villages here (Alburg, South Hero and Grand Isle, respectively). Get back on Route 78 until you are out of the island region and then drive back to Essex Junction by Route 2A where you can get Route 15 to take you to Cambridge.

If gorgeous and peaceful natural beauty is what you're looking for in a fall RV rental roadtrip then look no further than picturesque Vermont. Choose one of the ten routes outlined in this series or make up one of your own--the best part of having your own motorhome is the ability to go where you please and stop where you want. For more information about motorhome rentals and roadtrips in Vermont visit MotorhomeRoadTrip.Com.

Photo 1 by Chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons
Photo 2 by Skeezix1000 via Wikimedia Commons

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