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Old January 14th, 2015, 01:34 PM
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New England in the fall

Barbara is wondering about a 2-3 week trip to see New England in the Fall to celebrate a certain event.

So any suggestions on what to do in New England?

Is it possible to hire a 4 x 4 and do some easy green laning/offroading in that part of the world?

This idea is in its infancy so am just looking for pointers.

Any suggestions to what a pair of Brits could do would be gratefully received.

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Old January 14th, 2015, 01:49 PM
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Plenty to do here, and lots of trails in Southern Vermont which is insanely beautiful that time of year. Not sure about 4x4 rental, but be in contact before you come and we can schedule a weekend to do some trails in the area.
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There is the Guy Fawkes event and the All Metal Dash event both in New England and both in the Fall time frame.
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http://www.vermontoverland.com/

There is nothing like being in the woods in NE in the fall (autumn) with the leaves changing colo(u)r and the sun streaming through the forest......

I'm sure if you bring over a couple of tdis a ride can be conjured up!
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Plenty to do here, and lots of trails in Southern Vermont which is insanely beautiful that time of year. Not sure about 4x4 rental, but be in contact before you come and we can schedule a weekend to do some trails in the area.
Zack - isn't the British Invasion held in Sept as well?

New England has a lot of things to do and fall is probably the best time to visit. I could easily spend 2-3 weeks in Vermont alone during that time but let us know what you are into and might be able to give you some solid ideas - mtn biking, fishing, history, auto, hiking etc

Just to throw some thing out there:
- visit Hemmings Motor News
- go to the top of Mt Mansfield (drive or hike)
- go to the top of Mt Washington (drive or hike)
- check out Burlington and the Lake Champlain area
- go to a true New England fair. I grew up in the same town as the Big E but it stopped being really good about 15 years ago. There has to be some good ones still around.
- check out the coast of ME
- Springfield, MA had a rad Indian motorcycles display years ago. If you are a gear head and it's still there I would visit.
- Boston has a ton of stuff but I haven't been there in years and would spend time in VT, NH, or ME but that is me.
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Zack - isn't the British Invasion held in Sept as well?

New England has a lot of things to do and fall is probably the best time to visit. I could easily spend 2-3 weeks in Vermont alone during that time but let us know what you are into and might be able to give you some solid ideas - mtn biking, fishing, history, auto, hiking etc

Just to throw some thing out there:
- visit Hemmings Motor News
- go to the top of Mt Mansfield (drive or hike)
- go to the top of Mt Washington (drive or hike)
- check out Burlington and the Lake Champlain area
- go to a true New England fair. I grew up in the same town as the Big E but it stopped being really good about 15 years ago. There has to be some good ones still around.
- check out the coast of ME
- Springfield, MA had a rad Indian motorcycles display years ago. If you are a gear head and it's still there I would visit.
- Boston has a ton of stuff but I haven't been there in years and would spend time in VT, NH, or ME but that is me.
http://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood...od-season.aspx

The cape, all of it
Rhode island, any of it,
Fall is amazing in NE
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Old January 14th, 2015, 03:07 PM
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Zack - isn't the British Invasion held in Sept as well?

New England has a lot of things to do and fall is probably the best time to visit. I could easily spend 2-3 weeks in Vermont alone during that time but let us know what you are into and might be able to give you some solid ideas - mtn biking, fishing, history, auto, hiking etc

Just to throw some thing out there:
- visit Hemmings Motor News
- go to the top of Mt Mansfield (drive or hike)
- go to the top of Mt Washington (drive or hike)
- check out Burlington and the Lake Champlain area
- go to a true New England fair. I grew up in the same town as the Big E but it stopped being really good about 15 years ago. There has to be some good ones still around.
- check out the coast of ME
- Springfield, MA had a rad Indian motorcycles display years ago. If you are a gear head and it's still there I would visit.
- Boston has a ton of stuff but I haven't been there in years and would spend time in VT, NH, or ME but that is me.


Yes it is, and it's a pretty enormous car show
http://www.britishinvasion.com/
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Are you getting a rental and driving around the whole time or going to have a homebase and take trips here and there? Are you looking to be in the woods/city/mixture?
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Also the Vermont Overland events http://www.vermontoverland.com/vor/
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Also the Vermont Overland events http://www.vermontoverland.com/vor/
Definitely, there are a couple around that time and they're always a great time.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the information and offers folks. Looks like it is going to be a long 2 weeks in October at this moment in time.


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Forgot to mention stop by Rovers North and drive thru the Notch either on the way there or back or both. I did that years ago at the first Muddy Chef and being in line with a few other Rovers going back to Stowe from Jeff was one of the coolest things I've done in a Defender.
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Well flights are booked. Going out 16th Oct, return 2nd Nov.

Would love to go out earlier but we have the Peterborough show 3rd weekend in September which is the biggest LR show in the UK.

So next thing is to start looking for reasonable hotels close to Boston airport and car hire.


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Ahh missed it by 5 days! http://www.vermontoverland.com/vor/

------ Follow up post added January 17th, 2015 10:04 AM ------

However, maybe even better; you can hit one of Peter's day trips on the 24th of October http://www.vermontoverland.com/vodaytrips/
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:14 AM
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That VO day trip sounds extremely interesting and tempting. Only slight snag is we will not have one of our vehicles with us.

Might have to have a few emails with VO to see what can be worked out. It is extremely tempting. Must not get too excited as nothing is planned yet apart from the dates.

Also I know nothing about US geography (Sorry folks)


Now since it appears we are definitely going across the 'pond' I might just land up asking what appears to you 'Yanks' to be silly questions but hey howe doing things differently on this, the correct side of the pond.



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Barbara is wondering about a 2-3 week trip to see New England in the Fall to celebrate a certain event.

So any suggestions on what to do in New England?

Is it possible to hire a 4 x 4 and do some easy green laning/offroading in that part of the world?

This idea is in its infancy so am just looking for pointers.

Any suggestions to what a pair of Brits could do would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Brendan

My grandfather was from Bradford, have relatives from there that were in WWI, and I still have relatives over there.
Northern New England in the mountains is beautiful with the foliage, but also consider adding in Cape Cod and the islands (Nantucket & Marthas Vineyard) to your trip. Rent a car drive to Hyannis, Take the ferry out to Nantucket, stay at an old Inn downtown and you guys will love it in Sept/Oct. Happy to give you details re: where to stay. Go to Cisco brewery, go out on a boat, etc. You can rent a Jeep and drive on the beach. One of the very few places on the east coast to watch the sunset over the ocean, swim, bbq, fish, check out wildlife, etc. and if you're lucky see a great white crush a seal.
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