Vermont August 03, 2017
The 7 Best Backroads In Vermont For A Long Scenic Drive
Sometimes it seems as though you
only find backroads in VT. Sure, there are highways and even areas that have traffic (gasp!) so we always like to have a few options at the ready to take a scenic drive. These 7 trips have some great routes for you to travel and take in all the mountains, rivers and lakes you’re looking for. Gas up the car and get ready to take a wonderful drive through Vermont!
1. Alburg to Colchester, Route 2A
Take a drive through the scenic Lake Champlain Islands where the people are friendly and the activities are abundant. There are loads of places to stop and watch the sunset, so pack your sunscreen and a picnic because this ride is incredible.
2. Wilmington to Newport, Route 100
This route is famous for its beauty and for good reason. It's spectacular in any season, but fall is particularly awesome.
3. Vergennes to Fair Haven, 22A Highway
You'll see classic Vermont scenes on this route. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the rolling hills, pastures of cows, weathered red barns and tall white steeples. Any town you stop in will be filled with small town charm, too.
4. Middlebury to Poultney, Route 30
Another drive to showcase pure Vermont with covered bridges and rolling fields is this great route. While it starts and end in more populated areas, be sure to soak in the small towns you travel through such as Cornwall, Sudbury and Whiting.
5. Montpelier to Island Pond, Routes 2 to 114
This scenic drives travels into the Northeast Kingdom where you'll be sure to have peace and quiet in Vermont's most rural region.
6. West Arlington, Route 313 to Sandgate Road
This 14 mile stretch will show you the Green Mountains at its finest. Stretch your legs at the Vermont Country Store when you're in Weston. To get there take Route 313 and head north on Sandgate Road. This will take you around the back of Equinox Mountain which gives you a new and gorgeous perspective.
7. Tunbridge, Chelsea Mountain Road to Route 110
You'll just love the covered bridges on this drive which is a short and sweet 7 miles. The best time to go? While your at the Tunbridge World's Fair in September, of course!