Foliage And Festivals

Foliage And Festivals

October is a beautiful time of year to visit Vermont.  The Green Mountains transform into a canvas of color, the crisp air carries the scent of apples and burning wood, and whatever town you may be traveling through, there’s probably a festival of some sort going on.

Our latest road trip brought us over Hogback Mountain (Marlboro), and through the back roads of Putney, where we were transported back to the time of Knights, Princesses, and Merlin, as Camelot comes alive at the annual Medieval Faire. (one of our Favorite events!)

We captured some of our favorite moments, along with some of mother nature’s breathtaking artwork.



There’s Gold in them there hills!


The mountains, sprinkled with color were a sight to behold…

At the top of Hogback, we stopped to watch as apples were pressed into fresh cider right before our eyes. cider

From there we traveled back roads to Putney where we found ourselves surrounded by Knights, Princesses, and even a Wizard or two at the annual Medieval Faire

There is so much creative fun happening here, it’s truly a magical experience for the entire family.

You’ll also find live music, great food at the Boars Head Tavern tent and plenty of activities including archery, wall climbing, life size chess, jousting, charm making, AND there’s even a craft table to make your own specialized wand or crown (or both!)

You will even be knighted by the King after completing the obstacle course, and if you like you can watch as a walking stick is hand carved before your eyes.



We finished out the day with a drive to the lake off of route 9 West on the way out of Wilmington, where the natural beauty never disappoints.


One thing is for sure… Vermont… is so much more than snow.

Stay tuned for more hidden gems and best kept secrets as we continue our Fall Road Trip tour bringing you the best that Vermont has to offer.


Antiques, Great Coffee & Maple Surprise

On our latest road trip, we traveled up scenic Route 5 North from Brattleboro to Westminster, and on our way out of town, we found a little gem for those who love to browse through antique shops and appreciating forget me nots, this is for you.millies

This gem is called -Millies” forget me not Antiques, and if you love browsing for hidden gems, this is for you.  You’ll find Millies at the end of Elliot Street in Brattleboro.

From there we made our way to Putney.

putneygeneralstoreOur next stop was at The Putney General Store, we stopped for coffee, and what we found was so much more. The Pierce Bros. Fogbuster coffee they had brewed was super fresh & piping hot, (if you’re a coffee lover like me that’s REALLY important) so this gem gets 5 coffee stars. After turning left to park at the general store, we continued up that road just to see what was up there, and what we found was a delightful surprise!  At the end of the road, tucked away at the end of a drive is a hidden gem filled with Maple.

hiddenspringsmapleHidden Springs Maple is packed FULL of every flavor of real Vermont Maple Syrup that you could possibly imagine, they offer a vast selection of Maple goods that will have your mouth watering in no time, and the folks that operate it are super friendly.


After satisfying our sweet tooth with maple, we continued up Route 5 North to Westminster, where we pulled over and made some new friends, rte5horseyfriends

and just up the road a piece, we discovered a delighful bounty of colorful blooms at Johnson’s Greenhouse. (GEM!) johnsonsgreenhouse

Stay tuned for more …as we continue our Fall Road Trip tour in search of Vermont’s hidden gems and best kept secrets.


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