Vermont January 07, 2018
6 Roads With The Best Windshield Views In All Of Vermont
With the freezing cold temperatures we’re having, why not take a driving road trip to see Vermont in all its frozen glory? Whether you stay in the car or get out for a little exploring along the way, these windshield views of VT are picture perfect. After all, you don’t need to be cold to take in the scenery!
1. Shires of Vermont Byway
Take Route 7A from Pownal to Manchester for a perfectly picturesque ride. This trip is only 33 miles so plan to stop along the way and take a closer peek. Even if you don't stop, the views from the windshield are wonderful.
Vermont towns you'll see: Pownal, Bennington, North Bennington Village, Shaftsbury, Arlington, Sunderland and Manchester.
2. Molly Stark Byway
Travel by bustling villages and through the Green Mountain National Forest and take in the sights on this drive through Southern VT.
Vermont towns you'll see: Bennington, Woodford, Wilmington, Marlboro and Brattleboro.
3. Connecticut River National Byway
This lovely drive parallels the Connecticut River and sometimes crosses into New Hampshire. Along the way, you'll travel over the Windsor-Cornish Bridge, a 465-foot covered bridge that passes into New Hampshire. This ride travels along Route 91 in Vermont and Routes 2 and 3 in New Hampshire.
Vermont towns you'll see:
Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Windsor, White River Junction, Wells River and St. Johnsbury.
4. Green Mountain Byway
There are lots of places to stop and get warm on this 11-mile trek from Waterbury to Stowe. The Ben & Jerry's factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Cabot Cheese Annex are a few places to stop and snack along the way.
Vermont towns you'll see: Waterbury and Stowe.
5. Stone Valley Scenic Byway
Don't miss this scenic trip through the marble quarry towns with rolling hills and picturesque landscapes.
Vermont towns you'll see: Hubardton, Castleton, Poultney, Wells, Pawlet, Rupert, Dorset and Manchester.
6. Lake Champlain Byway
This scenic drive has it all - farms, mountains, towns, cities, islands and yes, the magnificent Lake Champlain.
Vermont towns you'll see: The Champlain Islands, Burlington, Middlebury and Vergennes are a few places to note on this 134-mile stretch.
If you enjoy these drives with incredible windshield views of VT, you’ve got to experience the most magical of all:
The Route 100 Byway.