Country roads in Vermont are more than just a way to get from one place to another. They are a way to get intimate views of charming towns, guide you around lakes and rivers and surround you with breathtaking mountains. There is plenty to do and see so be sure to stop along the way to make the most of your travels!
1. 100 North - Wilmington to Newport.
Some of the most beautiful scenery in the east can be found along route 100, and it's definitely true when it comes to driving in the Northeast Kingdom.
Take some time to enjoy Lake Memphremagog in Newport.
2. Route 103 - The Connecticut River to the Valley of Vermont.
This drive will take you through historic towns surrounded by beautiful architecture. The drive includes Rockingham, the Vermont Country Store, Chester, Cavendish, Proctorsville, Ludlow and Cuttingsville.
3. Route 14 - The Old Central Corridor.
What was once a main road for Vermonters has become the road less traveled due to highways. Start the route in White River Junction and head north for a lovely drive.
Be careful crossing over the bridges!
4. Route 125 West - The Middlebury Gap.
Also known as the Robert Frost Memorial Drive, this scenic drive travels through the Green Mountains and across the Champlain Valley. Don't miss the many side trips such as the Texas Falls.
Continue through Ripton and take in the views of the Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains.
5. 106 North - Springfield to Woodstock.
This beautiful road is a popular route for vintage auto clubs. Who can blame them? Check out that view of Mt. Ascutney!
The charming and picturesque town of Woodstock never disappoints.
6. Route 73 East - Brandon to Route 100.
One of the many beautiful views you can take in on this drive is the eastern side of Lake Dunmore. Then you begin climbing up the twists and turns into the Green Mountain National Forest.
7. Route 78 West - Sheldon Junction to Swanton.
This is a great route heading west through Northern Vermont on Route 105 on the way to Montreal, Northern New York or to the Champlain Islands. You'll find many places to pull off right on the Missisquoi River for canning, fishing or just to take a break.
8. Route 9W - Brattleboro to Bennington.
This is known as the Molly Stark Trail, as this was the path that her husband, General John Stark, took on his victorious journey home. Be sure to stop at the scenic lookout at Hogback Mountain. On a clear day, you can supposedly see four states from here.
Be sure to stop at the Molly Stark State Park and climb this fire tower to see the amazing views.
9. Route 140 West - The Horace Greeley Highway.
You'll love this less traveled road which is especially loved by motorcyclists. Travel across the Long Trail and make the long, straight decent into the Tinmouth Channel.
Rest a while at the "Rest awhile with us" sign on the greens in Middletown Springs. Check out how far away other places are should your leisurely drive get a bit longer!