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Vermont Scenic Drives

All of these drives offer not only spectacular scenery, but great places to stop along the way.. everything from craft shops and boutiques to covered bridges and waterfalls. And, although they are extremely popular during Vermont's fall foliage Season, they are just as beautiful year-round. Our scenic drives make for a great day trip, so explore the drives below and print out the Turn By Turn Directions and Maps. 

Also check out Scenic Route 100 - Two Hundred Miles of Sheer Beauty ... which can be traveled in sections of your choosing. Enjoy!

About Our Vermont Scenic Drives:

1. These drives were created by us with simple, straight-forward, driving instructions - not with the complex directions sometimes provided by map websites.

 2. The numbered locations on the map show the starting point of the scenic drive. Click on number for Turn By Turn Info & Printable Map..

3. The paragraph with the corresponding number below provides a brief description of the scenic drive together with links to more detailed information and/or photographs.

Overview of Scenic Drives:

  Brattleboro - Newfane - Townshend - Jamaica - Londonderry - Chester - Rockingham - Bellows Falls: This is a beautiful drive starting in Brattleboro, Vermont [Exit 1 on I-91] and then traveling along the West River through a number of charming towns and villages such as Newfane, Townshend, and Jamaica. Then continuing into the mountains, and on to Londonderry, Chester, and Rockingham [Exit 6 on I-91]. Turn By Turn Route Information & Printable Map

   Manchester - Londonderry - Weston - E. Wallingford - Wallingford - Manchester: This entire drive borders the Green Mountain National Forest and includes numerous spectacular views. The drive begins in Manchester at the Intersection of Routes 7A & 11/30 [known by locals as Malfunction Junction]. You then climb into mountains and on to the villages of Londonderry & Weston [Pop. under 500 and a major visitor destination]. It's then on to East Wallingford, and then Wallingford by cutting through the Green Mountain National Forest. Your return to Manchester via Route 7 & 7A treats you to great views of the eastern slopes of the mountain range. Turn By Turn Route Information & Printable Map

  Killington - Granville Gulf - Warren - Waitsfield - I-89: This drive begins at the Intersection of Route 4 &100, at the base of the Killington Resort Access Road. From here to travel north on one of America's Most Beautiful Roads [Route 100 North] for views that differ turn by turn - but spectacular all the way. This drive ends at I-89, the gateway to more of the beauty of Vermont whether you head west to Lake Champlain, or east to scenic I-91. Turn By Turn Route Information & Printable Map

  Stowe - Mt. Mansfield - Smugglers' Notch - Johnson - Waterbury [64.2 Miles]: This drive includes crossing Vermont's Highest Mountain - Mt. Mansfield - Elevation 4393' - [Open from June 15 to October 15]. Crossing via Route 108 , although paved, sometimes is more like a trail than a road. It's a real treat to the eye, and there are some great pull-offs for parking. You'll also experience Smugglers Notch, and the picturebook village of Stowe.  This drive begins at the Waterbury/Stowe exit of I-89 and therefore is easily accessible from both the eastern and western parts of the state. About The Area   Turn By Turn Route Information & Printable Map.

  Woodstock - Quechee - Quechee Gorge - Plymouth Notch & The Lakes Region - Okemo Valley [58.4 Miles]: This drive begins and ends at I-91.  Although only 58 miles long, it will take you to Vermont's deepest gorge [commonly referred to as Vermont's Grand Canyon], Quechee Village, Woodstock, The Okemo Valley, and the Lakes Region of South Central Vermont. Turn By Turn Route Information & Printable Map.

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