After leaving North Adams we travelled along a stretch of the scenic Mohawk Trail before crossing the state border into Vermont.
Vermont’s route 100 took us up along the eastern fringes of the Green Mountain National Forest, dipping in and out of the verdant forest whose leaves were just beginning to change. I can just imagine how spectacular these trees will be in a month or so but already the route really did deserve it’s ‘scenic’ title! So many apple trees lined our route, all heavily laden with fruit.
On our first night in the state we stayed at the Winhall Brook Camping Area, where we took a dip in the West River which was warm in the surprising heat, then settled down to enjoy a campfire with only the local wildlife for company. At one point we were startled by a grumpy looking mammal plodding by just feet from us. We are still not entirely sure what it was!
Fortunately for us, we were able to spend a little more time in this charming, friendly state. Continuing north on route 100 we camped in a quiet backwater at Maple Hills Campground.
On the way we saw picturesque waterfalls:
And the pretty town of Warren, VT:
Vermont continued to impress with its laid back cheerfulness as we briefly explored Burlington for breakfast and meandered through Montpelier before leaving this state too as we made our way onwards.