Day Trips & Driving Tours

These breathtaking Vermont country roads will lead you to the most beautiful places in New England! Now it’s your turn to follow the road less traveled. We have several day trips and routes mapped out for you. These are just a few of endless options to choose from. Detailed directions and St Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom area maps are readily available for you.

Littleton, New Hampshire

This charming town offers wonderful, unique tax-free shopping, antiquing, and historic architecture. Named to the Top 10 list of Best Small Towns in America and Named (one of only five) Great American Main Street Communities in America(Download the PDF)

St. Johnsbury, VT and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce can share highlights of the area which include the Fairbanks Natural Science Museum, the famous Athenaeum/Gallery, Stephen Huneck Gallery & world renown Dog Chapel, a terrific Artisans Guild, historic architecture and some very interesting shops. The Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association is also a valuable resource for exploring the area.  (Download PDF)

The Tasters Tour

Munch your way through this delicious Northeast Kingdom journey. As you meander through the beautiful rolling hills and farmlands, stop and taste the free samples at the Cabot Cheese Factory, Goodrich Maple Farm, Ben & Jerry’s, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Enjoy antiquing, crafters, and so much more. (Download PDF)

The Northern Look

A glorious journey through the kingdom featuring scenic areas such as Burke Mountain, Island Pond, the grand Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake and Brighton State Park. Check out the Burke & Bailey General Store. Stretch your legs a bit & rent a bike at the sport shop or hike a trail. Rent a canoe or kayak. Bring your camera and watch out for moose!

The White Mountains Trail

New England’s most scenic 100 miles! You will see it all on this trip – The Kancamangus Scenic Byway, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch State Park, Mount Washington, Bretton Woods and North Conway.

Montpelier/Barre,VT

Our state capital and surrounding area invite you to enjoy  a variety of walking tours, including a visit inside our gold domed capital building and very unique shopping. The town of Barre is nearby. Here you will find a wonderful antique mall and the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. This may sound weird, but we urge you to also visit the Hope Cemetery. You will discover the most amazing monuments. Trust us on this one!

Woodstock / Quechee,VT

The first stop is the beautiful Quechee Gorge, then wander through this quintessential New England village is full of unique shops, galleries, antique stores and the Vermont Raptor Center.

Stowe, VT

A lovely drive to village full of antiquing, shopping, handcrafts and art galleries. Take the gondola ride to the very top of Stowe Mountain or visit the Trapp Family Lodge.

Moose Alley

Many moose live in the far northern areas of New Hampshire. Pittsburg, N.H. on the Canadian border is nearly a “sure bet” for seeing moose. “Moose alley” is what the locals call U.S. Route 3 between Pittsburg and the Canadian border. It is not uncommon is see dozens of moose on Rt. 3 between Pittsburg and Quebec. The best time to go “moose watching” is just before sundown.

Dartmouth / Hanover, NH

Hanover’s special charm is its unique combination of urban cultural sophistication, Ivy-League New England village atmosphere and natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Hanover’s historic, four-block downtown features over ninety distinctive specialty shops, brand name stores and twenty restaurants. Downtown Hanover is home to nine theaters, the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum of Art. Immediately adjacent to the downtown is Dartmouth College’s architecturally stunning campus, ninth oldest in the United States.

Other driving routes

Northeast Kingdom and North Country New Hampshire : These driving tours from St. Johnsbury to the Canadian border and White Mountains and points north, offer a number of side trips to enhance your autumn day-tripping. The routes pass lakes, mountains, and rolling farm lands, and promise some of the most picturesque views of the fall foliage in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire.

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