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Old 08-06-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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I will be driving from Burlington to Stowe , stay there for some days and then to wood stock and back to Burlington. I will really appreciate of the locals can help me understand the road conditions. I am not used to driving on hilly roads and will like to know if the roads in those routes involves steep mountain roads?
Many Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Unless you decide to drive through Smuggler's Notch or up the side of Mt. Mansfield on the toll road, no. Very few mountain roads in Vermont are really steep. In contrast, there is one road in Birmingham AL where the first time I drove it I commented that in Vermont it would be classified as a ski trail.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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In addition, except for the approximately ten miles up Route 100 to Stowe and the same distance back, you'll be on I-89 the whole way. Before I moved to Vermont I used to like to get off the Interstates to take the scenic route, but the Interstates here are designed so well to take advantage of the vistas that for the most part they are the scenic route.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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There are steep and hilly and narrow and winding roads in the state, but not where you'll be.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Forget the interstate and take state roads unless time is the priority. Cruising the back roads is much more relaxing and gives you a better chance to see the countryside vs Going 70 mph with cars and trucks whizzing by.

Just one suggestion take Rt 15 out of Burlington, south on 100 in Morrisville to Stowe, thru the Mad river Valley, at the intersection of Rt100/Rt4 head east on Rt 4, 20 min your in Woodstock.

Rt 15 Burlington is the long way around Mt Mansfield and somewhat out of your way. A compromise take I89 to the Stowe exit, north on Rt 100 to Stowe Village, then backtrack south on Rt 100 till you get to the Rt100/Rt4 intersection in Killington.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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They involve a lot of crappy pavement though.
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