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Old 03-12-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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If you are looking for foliage, I would skip Mystic unless you want to see the historic village and the aquarium. The peak foliage does vary from year to year but my guess it at that time, you are better off in northern New England. There is so much to do. Vermont is noted for covered bridges. Seconding the quarry tour in Barre, but there's really a lot to do in both Vermont and New Hampshire. Also you might want to check out the Berkshires and perhaps there will still be some music/theater festivals during the fall.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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Many many moons ago I participated in the SCCA 'Covered Bridge Road Rally' and saw a couple dozen bridges in Vermont. This is a link to one year's event:
https://www.scca.com/events/1985532-...ered-bridge-50


You may need to root around a bit, but I bet you could get a list of bridges and visit several.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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If you are looking for foliage, I would skip Mystic unless you want to see the historic village and the aquarium.
Well, I'm not solely interested in the foliage. I probably wouldn't care about visiting Mystic as much if my sister hadn't thought it was so neat.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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All of these replies are very helpful. I'm going to have to Google the specific place names, but without all of your help, I wouldn't even have known where to start.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:59 PM
 
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Plymouth has a nice whale watch. If you stop there go to Woods seafood.

Newport has a nice cliff walk and some awesome mansions you can visit.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:07 AM
 
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You could think about flying into Burlington VT =
https://www.google.ca/search?ei=62in....0.iMGVBn_wzQc

Then rent a car and explore New England. using this site as a guide to the best drives =
https://www.discovernewengland.org/fall-foliage-drives
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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I'll second the granite quarry tour at Barre VT. I didn't think it was going to be much, but it was absolutely fascinating.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Whatever you do, please make sure you have reservations for places to stay.
Even over the Vt border, in NYS, when I lived there, I volunteered with a network of people offering private housing for stranded leaf peekers who had not done so for the western Vt and eastern NY area.

Obviously, nature recognizes no state lines and the foliage doesn't suddenly stop at the border
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Whatever you do, please make sure you have reservations for places to stay.
Yes, I plan to. I'm not one of those people who are comfortable just hoping for the best.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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If itís foliage your looking for, Check the foliage map to adjust your schedule.
planning that far out is a bit of a gamble but having done an almost identical trip (Boston-Manchester VT-Sugar Hill, NH-Bar Harbor ME-Cape Cod), delaying until just before Columbus Day would likely be better for leaf peeping than the end of September. We had no issues with cold temps at all.

if nearby, its worth your time to visit...

Polly's Pancake Parlor- Welcome!
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