Day 1 of my fall foliage driving tour was full of fun, and was truly a great introduction to New England. You can read more about the beginning of my travels, here. Day 2 brought on new adventures and some beautiful sites. We had one little hiccup which required a stop into urgent care, to have my husband’s hives seen to. We came to the conclusion that they were caused by some new laundry detergent I had switched to before our trip. Some benadryl and we were ready to hit the road.
After leaving Brattleboro, VT we headed north to Norwich, VT. This stop wasn’t originally on our itinerary, but the gentleman at Sturbridge informed me of King Arthur Flour, and knew it would be right up my alley as the “clever housewife”. He was certainly right. King Arthur Flour is known by bakers all over, but you can also take classes at their Norwich, VT location. Aside from classes, you can purchase food to eat in the bakery, and baking supplies galore in their shop.
We stopped in just in time for lunch, and to purchase some souvenirs for the baker in me. I wish I had a week to stay and explore the baking courses being offered during our visit. Another time.
We left Norwich and headed west, toward Sharon Vermont. Sharon, VT was on my list because it houses the birthplace of Joseph Smith, with a memorial. The story alone of how the memorial got to this location is something fun to hear. Joseph Smith restored The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and as a religious figure we thought it would be fun to pay a visit. The grounds were lovely, and the missionaries there took us on a golf cart tour of the property.
There was a peacefulness here in Sharon that is difficult to describe, but for us it was well worth the visit. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect either.
After departing Sharon, it was time to head north, to our stopping point of Stowe, VT. Before turning in for the night, we wanted to make sure we squeezed in a couple more stops of fun. Before entering the town of Stowe, we came upon the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, which had signs for famous apple cider donuts. We were due for a snack, so we just had to stop. Let me say, YUM! At just $.50 per donut, this is a real treat that I highly recommend.
Before our trip, I looked up covered bridges of Vermont. There were many that made it to my list, but a must-stop for me was Emily’s bridge, in Stowe. This was one of my favorite bridges, in part because we share a name, and also because of it’s story. There are many stories about Emily’s bridge, but it is said that it is haunted by a girl named Emily. I promise it’s not me!
Another full day of fun on our fall foliage driving tour. Next up is our beautiful stay at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort.