Any festivals or attractions I could check out? I want to take my family and my new car on a road trip, so I've decided on these 2 areas. We've never been there before. Help a brother out!
Point me in the right direction for family fun. Museums, food festivals, outdoor fairs, county fairs, livestock festivals, whatever.
Looking forward to the responses, TIA.
Oh man, I know tons of places in VT.
I'll come back and edit this post after I gather more exact names and places, but two neccessities if you have a wife and kids is the Ben and Jerry's factory(www.benjerry.com/our_company/about_us/tours/) It's in waterbury VT, and the Vermont Teddy Bear factory(www.VermontTeddyBear.com), it's in Shelburne VT. (Both have awesome tours)
Depending on how you're going it's also cool to check out the Bennington Battlefield and the Hubbardton Battlefield. (Both are in Southern VT and cool to stop by and take pictures for 20 minutes just to see a different battlefield, there's certainly not as much at these places as Fort Ti and Fort WH) Hubbardton is doing a thing right now where you can bring an American Flag and have it raised over the battlefield, and you get a certificate, it's free. (www.historicvermont.org/html/hubbardton.html)
What state are you in? Fort Ticonderoga is in NY, but very near the VT border (on the other side of Lake Champlain), and not far from that is Fort William Henry in Lake George NY, and there are lots of other places in Lake George too.
I know some museums, I'll get some places for you.
The Shelburne Museum www.shelburnemuseum.org/
Hildene - The Summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, it's in Manchester VT. There's lots of Lincoln (Not just Abe, but the whole family) artifacts, and it's a big house with lots of rooms. Impressive place to visit. www.hildene.org/
The Echo Lake Aquarium and Science center, lots of hands on exhibits, animals, and a sunken shipwreck. (It's in Burlington VT.) www.echovermont.org/visit
The Norman Rockwell Museum is in Rutland VT... There are a lot of artsy and science type museums in VT, if thats not what you're interested in....
Franklin County is having their Field Days from the 5th to the 7th. It will have...
I don't see any other fairs or agriculture events that weekend.
I'm sure I'll think of other things sometime today or tomorrow as they pop into my head.
Thanks a lot Daytona955i, we all appreciate your looking into things. We're coming from lower NY state.
this is off exit 31 of rt 93, the 1st real tourist exit.
they'll be a sign to a tourist building, and they'll be loaded with brochures of all the area actractions.
take a drive up mount washington.
ride the gondola to the top of cannon mountain.
visit the flume.
ride on the conway scenic railroad through franconia notch.
stop at clarks trading post to check out the bears, steam train, and old steam engine museum.
take a ride up over the kancamagas highway and stop to swim in the swift river.
buy a gallon of locally brewed pigs ear ale.
visit lost river.
watch for a-10's on their somewhat regular training missions.
remember, take pics.
gee, forgot mount attitash, kids love the ride.
All good suggestions.
I'm partial to a trip up to Burlington. Lake Champlain Chocolate factory "tour".
Lunch/Dinner at NECI in Burlington or Montpelier.
Model Trains in Essex.
Whoo Hooo! All within an hour or two drive. Bring me back some Green Mountain Coffee, will ya?
Definitely check out Franconia Notch and ride the Gondola on Cannon Mt.
Two other cool things in NH are the Ruggles Mine in Grafton (where you can rent rock hammers and try to find gems, and the mine is really cool to walk around in), and the Mack Truck museum in Hillsborough.
Swing by and pick me up. We'll go drinking.
Hey, in Bellow Falls VT, they're doing their Old Home Days. They've got fireworks on saturday night that are usually pretty good.