Day 6: Leaf Peaking through Vermont
Mostly this day was driving and looking at leaves. We drove through the National Park where there would be the most leaves to see. With that said, the leaves along the road as you were driving were very pretty as well. I am not going to add pictures from this drive since the next days drive through New Hampshire was the main one.
Towards the end of the park as we were heading to our next hotel destination there were many covered bridges. We just stopped at one of the information buildings to stretch our legs and picked up a map of points of interest to see along the route.
Our next stop was The Shire Woodstock in Woodstock. This was a very tourist based town. You could stay at any of the many Inns, B&Bs, and hotels and walk about a mile and you would be at the other side of town. The Shire was along the river so they had chairs and hammocks long it to be able to enjoy the view and relax. This was just a simple Inn, no main attraction or restaurant, just a place to lay your head. The staff was nice and even let me do some laundry!!! With all the places we were staying not being big hotels or motels, finding somewhere to do laundry was a hassle more than I ever thought it would be. They also had a local map of all the covered bridges and sights to see in the surrounding towns and places to eat in Woodstock.
Since this is tourist based town, at least as far as I could tell, some of the restaurants didn’t open until 6-6:30. We hadn’t eaten lunch so were hungry early, but as I said the town is small, we just walked down Main Street until we found one that sounded appealing. The place we ended up picking was Richardson’s Tavern at the Woodstock Inn. I wish we could have stayed here, but they had the 2 night minimums that I was talking about. This place reminded me of Chatham Bars Inn, just smaller and with an inland not coastal feel. Compared to all the seafood we had been eating this had those hardy, family meals. I had to have some seafood as well though. Thus my meal was seared scallops in a squash bisque and the Shepard’s pie. It was all so good and rustic.
Obviously we didn’t stay here, but if I would go back I would try this place out. It also had a wine and apps gathering for guests just arriving. Look into it!!