New England Roadtrip Day 6: Stowe, Vermont

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This morning we awoke to the news that one of our destinations for the day was closed due to snow and wind. We had originally planned on driving up the Mt. Washington Auto Road but upon it's closer had to come up with alternative plans.

The 1.9 Mile hike up Artists Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park was due to be our sunset destination, but with the change of plans we decided to hike it first thing in the morning and then drive two hours towards the little town of Stowe Vermont.

This beautiful hike up to Artists Bluff wasn't as easy as everyone states. The wet boulder and rocks can sometimes make for a treacherous journey on the knees. However, the pay off it well worth the effort. Once at Artists Bluff you're given an endless view on the edge of the cliff. 

The park is home to Cannon Mountain, a state-owned ski resort opened in the 1930's. 

After some time taking in the view, we hiked back down to the summit and started towards Stowe, Vermont a small town located in Lamoille County with a population of around 4,000 people.

The town is full of small town charm with a variety of things to do from hiking, shopping, eateries, galleries, museums and numerous outdoor recreations.  We highly recommend a stop at Laughing Moon Chocolates. We got a variety of chocolate assortments here and everyone was like taking a bite of heaven. 

The Old Yard historic cemetery situated behind the town is home to 33 veterans  of the American Revolutionary War, 17 veterans of the war of 1812 and 11 Civil War Veterans with many other earlier settlers. It's a walk back in time you don't want to miss. 

Day 7 & 8 my two favorite days from the trip can be found here and all posts on our New England Adventure here.


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