Foliage Trip to New England – Stowe, VT (2)

The scenic drives I talked about in part 1 (http://www.gostowe.com/thingstodo/seasonal-activities/autumn/foliage) covers a big variety of views including farmland, lake, mountains. During my trip, I only tried two of them (Stowe Hollow, Ben & Jerry’s and Cold Hollow Cider Mill, 26miles; Jeffersonville, Johnson, & Hyde Park, 41.9 miles) and the view is absolutely stunning.

1. Stowe Hollow, Ben & Jerry’s and Cold Hollow Cider Mill

This drive starts from Main Street, heading southward and with a loop back to the same location. It covers all kinds of views including farmland, mountain ranges, Waterbury Reservoir and two famous local attractions- Ben&Jerry’s Ice Cream and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. With such variable scenic views, I highly recommend this 3-hour drive.

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Farmland and colorful mountain ranges

 

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House in Woods

 

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House in Woods

 

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Vibrant Waterbury Reservoir (44°22’57.32″N  72°46’30.32″W)
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Autumn foliage at Dam
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Fishing

 

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This is the famous yet seen everywhere local Covered Bridge. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a lifespan of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun. The oldest was built more than two hundred years ago.

2. Jeffersonville, Johnson, & Hyde Park

This drive starts at Main Street too and heading north.

 

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Skyride (44°31’55.57″N  72°47’23.31″W). Autumn is the start of busy season in Stowe. The lift used by skii resorts in Winter is now taking tourists to mountain top with grand visa of colorful foliage.
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Mountain top view

3. Surroundings

With 75% forest coverage, Vermont is full of natural parks. Heading southeast from Stowe on VT232, there a several state parks (Groton State Forest) worth of checking out.
From North to South:

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New Discovery State Park (44°18’34.80″N  72°16’55.10″W)

 

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Owl’s Head Overlook (44°17’53.72″N  72°17’41.88″W)
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Kettle Pond State Park (44°17’40.55″N  72°18’36.16″W)
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Groton Lake (44°16’40.07″N  72°15’46.46″W)

Ricker Pond State Park
44°14’48.70″N  72°14’53.41″W
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