Epic Roadtripping Through New England – Looking for an iconic road trip to take with your besties? The New England states are some of the most prime real estate in the world, and the Green Mountains of Vermont offer some of the most spectacular scenic routes in the whole nation along the Green Mountain Byway. From Vermont to the nation’s capital through the Shenandoah Valley, you’ll find several Instagram-worthy moments.
The epic, tree-lined Vermont road trip starts out in charming Waterbury and winds through the Green Mountains to Stowe. When you arrive in Waterbury, take in some of the region’s finest culinary offerings. For instance, this is the home of the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters. You can tour the factory and learn how their ice cream is made while testing new and favorite flavors. If you love all things cheese, Cabot’s Farmers Store is a stop you’ll have to make – as is the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. It’s best in the autumn months, but the cider mill always has lovely items to taste, from their famous cider to donuts, candy, and frozen flavored slushies.
Once you’ve stocked up on the snacks you’ll need for your trip, you’ll set out on the byway that weaves through two entire state forests. Along the way, you’ll pass through three state parks, as well. This is one of Vermont’s most incredible areas for skiing, so if you’re traveling in winter, be sure to pack your gear and book a stay at Topnotch Resort. This modern ski lodge is located on 120 acres of pure remoteness. The lodge operates their own farm and all meals served are made with onsite produce and meats. In between tasting all the lovely dishes, leave time for a Mount Mansfield hike, a gondola ride over the forest, and Vermont-inspired cocktails at the onsite bar, the Roost.
Autumn and winter are the best times to road trip through the nation’s capital. There are far fewer crowds of tourists at the national monuments, meaning starting with a day of sightseeing will be welcomed. Then, it’s time to head out to Shenandoah National Park. the park connects Washington, D.C. with Virginia’s infamous wine country in the north. Begin your adventure at the Bull Run Winery. The vineyard is next door to the battleground that shares its name. At nearby Bluemont Vineyard, you can view the entire Shenandoah Valley. In the town of Front Royal, grab a bite at PaveMint Taphouse. If you or your friends enjoy searching out antiques, Front Royal’s Main Street – it’s full of shops dedicated to memorabilia and other neat finds.
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