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Offline cudds

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Is missing Route 100 a big deal???
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:12:04 AM »
Vermont fall colors question for Jeff or others.....

We have essentially 1.5 days in VT/NH on Oct 11-12 "on the way" to Acadia from Boston and would like opinion on best way to soak in as much VT as possible. Let's assume for fun that all of VT/NH is in perfect peak.

Oct 11: leave Boston at noon......(FILL IN THE BLANK).....arrive Lincoln, NH some time in the evening after dark.

Oct 12: Depart Lincoln, NH and head east to enjoy Kancamagus highway/covered bridges, etc...arrive Acadia some time in the evening.

How would you fill in the blank?

Here's the two options I'm thinking...

1) Go to Woodstock, Jenne Farm area, Quechee, Sharon area and then head up to Lincoln, NH when we run out of daylight.

2) GO to Woodstock/Jenne Farm area and then head West to meet up with Route 100 and follow that up to Montpelier area and then over to Lincoln, NH after dark?

Is option 2 trying to squeeze too much in an afternoon?
Since we are doing Kancamagus highway, is missing the famed Route 100 not that big of a deal?

Thanks in advance!!!

Offline Jeff Foliage

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Re: Is missing Route 100 a big deal???
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 07:55:44 PM »
Is Route 100 a big deal? maybe
Is the Kancamagus better, maybe

No I will not imagine all of Vermont and\or New Hampshire at peak all at the same time. That is a nightmare that no one should face. That means ALL the fall color will come down at about the same time... That is too horrible to even contemplate.

If you are arriving in the dark you're driving too far in one day.

On Oct 11 leave Boston you will arrive in Lincoln in about 2.5 hours unless you do it a rush hour. Do it between 10AM and 2PM and then get off the highway. Before this is morning rush hour and you should be ok because about a million folks are heading south into Boston for work. But in the afternoon the tide changes and they are all heading north. Don't be there when they are or they will eat you alive!  :-)

It looks like you are trying to get to Acadia in 2 days... You can't get thar from heah! No Mainers don't say that, only flatlanders like me. Outside of the Kanc (Route 112) there are few straight across roads. Please pull out your Gazetteer (Buy it here from Amazon by clicking the link. http://amzn.to/2xOAAO4)

Now that you have purchased that. You will see Route 2 goes kind of E-W but not many others and none in Maine. It will take you the better part of 6-8 hours to drive to Acadia...

So YES, you are trying to do too much in a limited space of time. Cancel Acadia and do Rangeley instead much more doable time wise.




Vermont fall colors question for Jeff or others.....

We have essentially 1.5 days in VT/NH on Oct 11-12 "on the way" to Acadia from Boston and would like opinion on best way to soak in as much VT as possible. Let's assume for fun that all of VT/NH is in perfect peak.

Oct 11: leave Boston at noon......(FILL IN THE BLANK).....arrive Lincoln, NH some time in the evening after dark.

Oct 12: Depart Lincoln, NH and head east to enjoy Kancamagus highway/covered bridges, etc...arrive Acadia some time in the evening.

How would you fill in the blank?

Here's the two options I'm thinking...

1) Go to Woodstock, Jenne Farm area, Quechee, Sharon area and then head up to Lincoln, NH when we run out of daylight.

2) GO to Woodstock/Jenne Farm area and then head West to meet up with Route 100 and follow that up to Montpelier area and then over to Lincoln, NH after dark?

Is option 2 trying to squeeze too much in an afternoon?
Since we are doing Kancamagus highway, is missing the famed Route 100 not that big of a deal?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Re: Is missing Route 100 a big deal???
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 07:55:44 PM »