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The aim today was to drive to the Green Mountains in Vermont - the **** sat nav we've hired likes to take us on long routes so today's drive was 6 hours long! This included driving the length of Manhattan in rush hour in heavy rain and getting lost in a car park. Luckily ...
Miles and miles of forests splashed with every shade of green, yellow, orange and red as we climb through Connecticut into Vermont through the Berkshires- rolling hills growing steeper till we are in Vermont's Green Mountains. Sunshine is gone to showers today but not too cold. The village of Stockbridge is home to the Norman Rockwell Gallery. Rockwell was one of America's most successful artists. Pic 1 ...
We departed the Lowell area across Hwy 2 towards Western Massachusetts, entering the Mohawk Trail across the Berkshires. We were welcomed with beautiful color, muted by the rains, yet nothing like we have seen before. I shot some iPhone photos which are below. We looked for possible campsite but everything was shut down for RV's like us.
We continued south along Hwy 7 then crossed over Into eastern upstate New York to catch the Taconic Trail just ...
... of its facilities, sharing sofa space with an over-friendly boxer dog! Back into the car and down Interstate 91 - a very pleasant drive for possibly our last "leaf peeping". The colours in this part of New Hampshire and Vermont are much more vivid, the leaves still not quite into falling yet.
And finally into tonight's stop-off at Brattleboro (a pronunciation challenge for the SatNav). Our motel looked fine and dandy, but behind its wood-clad facia ...
... watch this event which occurs twice each day. It was quite an amazing thing to watch. I'll bet it is even more spectacular when the spring runoff is at its highest.
After this event we had breakfast and drove towards Woodstock NB. We saw some nice fall colors but it was obvious that the best was over so we’ll keep our fingers crossed that Vermont is still in its prime.
When we were at the ...
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