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1. Posted by Neerod (Budding Member 3 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I plan to fly to Boston on 10/11 ( can't change dates) and will be there till 10/24,planning 10/21-24 in the city of Boston. Day one planning to drive to western Mass around Williamstown then staying in Bennington over night. Next day would like to drive up to Burlington stay 1 nights, 3 or 4 nights in woodstock or n. Conway area. Have a few more nights maybe doing the coast area, then back to Boston. Does this sound reasonably or is it to much.

2. Posted by Ray Bell (Budding Member 159 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I would say it's not a problem at all...

In fact, going further afield might be very easily attained. If you're after the fall colours, Ellenville in New York is good, but there are lots of places in upstate New York which produce these colours. And they're not hard to get to in the time you've allotted.

For instance, this is in the carpark at Niagara Falls:


In New Hampshire don't forget to visit Squam Lake, near Holderness, where On Golden Pond was filmed.

3. Posted by Neerod (Budding Member 3 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Thank you for your response much appreciated

4. Posted by Ray Bell (Budding Member 159 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Not a problem...

If you go to my blog you will get some idea of how easy it is.

We were in that part of the USA at the same time of the year, about October 8 to 14, 2012. We visited parts of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire in that time. We had come from Indiana via Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey and went on to Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and California in a bit over six weeks.

In nine weeks two years later I visited Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and California.

I will post up a blog on this trip some time soon.

It really is easy to get around in the USA, not too bad in Southern Canada too.

5. Posted by Neerod (Budding Member 3 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I mahalo for you information I tried to go to you blog but it said I don't authorization so it blocked me

6. Posted by nicolaitan (Budding Member 1040 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

suggest you plan your trip and book accomodations very early for leaf-peeping season, very early.

the leaves turn from north to south and peak colors vary every year - google for this year's estimate of best times to visit.

western massachusetts from great barrington and stockbridge (Alice"s restaurant - no longer there) through lenox and williamstown is a convenient place for first or last stop but amazingly busy, not cheap. go north on US 7 past bennington and visit manchester (shopping outlets), then east from there to state 100 ( tourist central ) US 4 into woodstock ( meter attendants are very aggressive with tickets). a few miles east is the quechee gorge, beautiful. Also just off the highway is the simon pearce glassworks. back along four and continue north on 100 through stowe and then west to burlington.
my personal favorite - take US 2 north thru winooski and left on to the grand isles in the middle of lake champlain (Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has a mansion on i believe north hero facing new york).

south of burlington on 7 is shelburne with the famous museum and other sites. follow to vergennes and then right on 22A down to fair haven (town square).

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1845 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Try this link for the blog about Fall Colors. Click here for Ray Bell's blog about Fall Colors

8. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1845 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Neerod, you can access anyone's Profile Page by clicking on their name where it says, "Posted by" at the top of each post. From the Profile Page you can click on their blog entries or any other threads they have answered. When people give you good advice, you can then check their Profile Page and see what else they have written.

Enjoy Bennington, VT. It's one of my favorite places in New England.