Article by Eric H. Video Source: eardogproductions from YouTube
A nice, scenic Sunday drive and visiting a country store always seems to be a popular combination during the New England fall time. With fall foliage at or near peak in the Weston, Vt., area and its Vermont Country Store representing one of the best of its kind in New England, what better place to be today in the six-state region?
From the north in Stowe to the quaint southern Vermont town of Wilmington, this three-and-one-half hour drive through the fall foliage-rich Green Mountains takes you through charming small Vermont country towns and villages (Stowe and Wilmington included!) and truly spectacular mountain and river scenery. You really can't get any more Vermont than this. The current impressive foliage is many areas of Route 100 only helps the scenic scenario!
A little more than two-and-one half hours from Stowe and an hour-and-20 minutes from Wilmington is the landmark Vermont Country Store (established in 1946). A retail household name in New England, the Vermont Country Store is a trip within itself with a classic country store personality specializing in Yankee bargains, Vermont-made clothing, heartwarming merchandise from yesteryear and just about anything else under the sun. As expected, they have an amazing old-fashioned candy counter, some wonderful Vermont cheeses and homemade fudge.
Weston is certainly worth exploring, too -- a Norman Rockwell-like town where the whole village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Big old historic homes, a town common with gazebo, surrounding mountain scenery and Vermont fresh air will make you want to stay for a long time!
The Vermont Country Store, Route 100, Weston, VT, 5161, Tel. (802) 362-4667
For more on the Vermont Country Store and Weston, in general, please click on the link above -- this will bring you to our article on VisitingNewEngland.com.