Vermont 2009

DRAFT

August 23, 2009

Date

To/From

Mileage

Lodging

Services

Comments

Arrival

Burlington/ Various

 

Burlington Holiday Inn

1068 Williston Road, South Burlington
802-863-6363

- Magic Hat brewing co. (No.9 is well-known brew)
- Flynn Theater Performing Arts.
- Vermont Pub & Brewery.

Everywhere: Vermont microbrews.
 
Old Spokes Home Bike Shop (HIGHLY recommend by Alan!)
322 N. Winooski Ave.
(802) 863 – 4475|
oldspokeshome.com/
Ask for Glenn Eames or Ralph Eames
--Open Daily.

Quite a bit to see and do in Burlington.
- Champlain Valley Fair (a big deal). ACM Top Male Vocalist winner, Brad Paisle, Sunday, August 30 at 7:30 pm (Essex Junction.)
- The waterfront.
- University of VT. (UVM)
- Church St. = “culinary ghetto.”
- ECHO Lake Aquarium & Sci. Center. (Fee.)
- Lk. Champlain Maritime Museum.
- Ethan Allen homestead. (E.A. started the Green Mt. Boys.)
- Northern Lights cruise boat!
- Champlaiin Flyer (narrow ga. RR.)
- Tour of Lk. C. Chocolate Factory /Store/Cafe

Mon.

Aug. 31

Burlington ->

Waterbury

 

Little River State Park 802-244-7103
Site = “Birch” (already paid)

– has small beach & trails.

Waterbury:
- Alchemist’s Pub. Cozy brewpub
- Hen of the Woods Rest. Season cuisine/local farms.

Waterbury
- Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill.  “Forget the cider, go for the fab donuts.”

Tues. Sept. 1

Waterbury -> Stowe  -> Northfied

25-45 mi.

Plumley House

Stowe
- Dutch Pancake Café
- Depot Street Malt Shoppe (burgers & old fashioned malts)
-Harvest Market. Vt. Cheeses, flat breads, salads, s/wiches, desserts.

Stowe (quintessential VT village):
- Trapp Family Lodge.
- Cotswold Furniture Makers (132 Mountain Rd.)
- Mt. Mansfield, VTs highest peak; Stowe Mt. Resort gondola ride to summit.
- Lots of spas!
- VT Ski Museum.

Wed.
Sept. 2

 
Day rides in Barre/Montpelier

 

Plumley House

 

Barre (pronounced Berry). Home of the famous Barre Gray granite.
- Tour Rock of Ages Corp. grey granite stone quarry.
- Hope Cemetary, open air sculpture “garden” w/ amazing stone markers. (224 E. Montpelier Rd.)
Montpelier (Capital of VT)
- Impressive state house.
- Morse Farm MapleSugar Works (1168 Old County Rd.)
- Galleries, bookstores,

Thurs.
Sept. 3

Northfield -> Barnard

37 mi.

Silver Lake St. Park (SP32)
802-234-9451
Site #15 (already paid)

 

ACA park on Cycle Vermont.

Fri.
Sept. 4

Barnard -> Plymouth

40/50 mi.

Coolidge St. Park (SP10)
802-672-3612
Site #4 (already paid)

Quechee
- Simon Pearce Restaurant

Sightsee in Woodstock.  Side trip to Quechee Gorge, “breath-taking natural wonder.”
- Balloon rides over Quechee  Gorge (Balloons Over New England or Balloons of Vermont, behind Simon Pearce Glass factory [1760 Main St., The Mill @ Quechee]). ~$250/person, w/ breakfast.  ~2.5 hr.

Sat.
Sept. 5

Barnard ? -> Londonderry

30 mi.
Partial rest day.

Yankee Pedaler Inn (unk. name)

Full breakfast & dinner.

Plymouth (birthplace of Cal Coolidge)
- Coolidge State Historial Site, “one of the best presidential historical sites in the country.”

Sun.
Sept. 6


Day rides

     

Day rides with Yankee Pedalers.

Mon. (Labor Day)
Sept. 7

Londonderry -> Killington
OR
Londonderry -> Gaysville

40 mi.


53 mi.

Ski dorm or motel


White River Valley c.g. (P69)

 

Ride past Killington Gondola, a ride to a ski area summit.  Views!

Tues.
Sept. 8

Killington -> Middlebury
OR
Gaysville -> Middlebury

45 mi.

40 mi.

Rivers Bend c.g. ((59)

 

Rejoins ACA route.

Wed.
Sept. 9


Day rides.

   

Middlebury:
- Otter Creek Brewing Co.

Middlebury:
- a nice college town.
- Pulp Mill Covered Bridge, oldest in VT, Built 1820.
- Vermont Folklife Center (88 Main. St.)
- Vermont Soapworks (616 Exchange St.)
- Lake Champlain Valley is maze of published bike rides.
- UVM Morgan Horse Farm (9-4 daily). Fee. Morgan Horse “began” in VT. (Weybridge.)

Thurs.
Sept. 10

Middlebury -> Shelburne

30 mi. “as crow flies.”  Exploratory route = more miles

Shelburne Camping (P61)

 

Shelburne
- Vermont Teddy Bear Co. welcomes Rufus! (6655 Shelburne Rd, Rt. 7)

Fri.
Sept. 11

Shelburne -> Burlington -> Grand Ilse

32 mi.

Grand Ilse St. Park (SP16)

   

Sat.
Sept. 12

         

Sun.
Sept. 13

         

Mon.
Sept. 14

         

Tues. Sept. 15

         

Wed. Sept. 16

         

Thurs. Sept. 17

         

Fri.
Sept. 18

   

Burlington Holiday Inn

1068 Williston Road, South Burlington
802-863-6363

   

Sat.
Sept. 19

         

Sun. Sept. 20

Burlington

Fly/Drive, etc. home.