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Address: Bennington, VT
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A 40-mile scenic drive between Bennington and Brattleboro.

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Nice for leaf peeping

We took this drive on the way to Bennington. Lots of photo ops and very pretty color. Can be slow in places but there are numerous "truck lanes" for the speedsters. Some nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2014
simon s
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Felton, California
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Felton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

We took this drive on the way to Bennington. Lots of photo ops and very pretty color. Can be slow in places but there are numerous "truck lanes" for the speedsters. Some nice pull off areas and some backroads to explore,

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

A great roadway with pretty much all new pavement from outside Bennington well into New Hampshire, with absolutely gorgeous colors and scenery the week of 9/23/14.

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Topsham, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I love traveling the roads of Vermont on 2 wheels. This road does not disappoint. Travel route 7A if you get the chance through the small towns. Traffic was light on a Friday and I can't wait to return.

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Whenever possible we tend to stay "off the beaten path" unless we're on a tight schedule. This was an efficient route for us and we found it a pleasant drive.We made the somewhat obligatory stop at Hog Back... views are great and we left with several bottles of wine and a maple cream liquor that is amazing. Another good reason... More 

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

For a great trip through the Vermont Mountains you have to take this trail. The drive is great especially on a sunny afternoon. Stop at the Hog Back gift shop for a great view and some great buys.

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Rockland County, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

This wasn't the fall leaf season. The views were okay, but not spectacular. We're not sure what the people saw, who rave about it. It's similar to a drive in the Catskill mountains in NY -- green mountains, streams, lakes (and an occasional statue of a moose).

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

I guess I was two weeks late this year for foliage on Oct. 19. It has Moose crossings but I didn't see any Moose. Still we enjoyed the drive and the road was not crowded.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Great scenery! Worth the trip! Would be gorgeous drive in the fall! Hope to return to see the foliage,

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Maple Shade, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

0.8 mile trail to the fire tower which is quite vertical. If hot and/or humid: be warned, you will be soaked. The view is spectacular. Park is very clean and well maintained.

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memphis, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Can recommend haystack mountain trail, and bald mountain, both off of rte 9, both well marked and maintained. Drive itself was pleasant, and eventually reaches Brattleboro, another quaint Vermont town. About halfway between Bennington and Brattleboro is the 100 mile view lookout on the side of the road. Worth the drive.

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