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What is the easiest way to get to Vermont?

 
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Will it be easier to take a train/car from New York or Boston?
Thank you for your kind help
 
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Doesn't that depend on things like (1) do you have a car?
(2) which city/town is your destination?
(3) NY City, upstate? etc.?
(4) ....

There is not a lot of public transportation in most of Vermont
 
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The standard Vermonter response:

"You can't get there from here."

Also works in Maine and much of the rest of New England.
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:"You can't get there from here."



Pronunced something like

"You Kaaaa't get theyRa from heRah."
 
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Here's a partial answer:

I find driving in and out of Boston to be a truly terrifying experience. No joke, terrifying!

When I had a client in the southern Vermont / New Hampshire area I ended up flying into Hartford and driving up - a nice, beautiful, relaxing drive.

hth,

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If you have a little time, the Appalachian Trail goes through Vermont so walking is always an option.
 
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Ok, since driving in Boston is not so pleasant experience, I think I will change my plans and try to go from JFK to St Albans, VT.
I will have to (what can I do...) stop at my relative’s house @ New Hampshire.
I wrote the interest points you recommended Appalachian Trail” VT thank you

So what will be the best & inexpensive way to take a big family car from JFK to St Albans, VT?
 
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Bert Bates wrote:I find driving in and out of Boston to be a truly terrifying experience. No joke, terrifying!
When I had a client in the southern Vermont / New Hampshire area I ended up flying into Hartford and driving up - a nice, beautiful, relaxing drive.


Yes, Boston drivers make it a contact sport.

When I was doing meetings in Lowell MA, we would often fly into Manchester NH, and drive down. It was shorter, and the smaller airport was more pleasant.

St Albans, VT is way up there, there are decent flight schedules into Burlington.

To cut your costs, don't rent the car/van at JFK, rent it from an off-airport company.

You'll be diving up one of the two interstates, 87 or 91. Both are pretty nice once you are out of The City
 
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Sharon whipple wrote:
So what will be the best & inexpensive way to take a big family car from JFK to St Albans, VT?



As a New Yorker, I will agree that Bostonian drivers are scary... but... to use JFK instead of Logan because of drivers? Isn't that a bit much? It will take twice as long to leave NYC from JFK than Boston from Logan. It's a bit much just to avoid a bit of scary driving.

Anyway, aren't there closer options? It seems like a long drive using either option. Can't you find a closer airport?

Henry
 
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Anyway, aren't there closer options? It seems like a long drive using either option. Can't you find a closer airport?

Henry



We will also visit Connecticut so JFK is more convenient than Boston, We will spread the course on two days till we get to VT.

I was able to find a car outside JFk.
Thank you.
 
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Bert Bates wrote:Here's a partial answer:

I find driving in and out of Boston to be a truly terrifying experience. No joke, terrifying!

When I had a client in the southern Vermont / New Hampshire area I ended up flying into Hartford and driving up - a nice, beautiful, relaxing drive.

hth,

Bert


as an english "gilmore girls" fan, i presumed hartford was a made up place, strange to see it isn't
 
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If you're going to Connecticut anyway take a look at the Hartford airport location. It's been a few years but at the time, getting flights into and out of Hartford was easy, and driving in and out was easy too.
 
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Attraction i managed to collect(and filter) untill now:

Vermont :
Ben & jerry's (Waterbury Rte 100)
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Appalachian Trail
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort

Connecticut:
American Clock & Watch Museum (Bristol )

on the way to Washington:
HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORD http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/directions.shtml
Washington:
National Zoo
Six Flags America (Mitchellville, Maryland )

 
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Sharon whipple wrote:Attraction i managed to collect(and filter) untill now:

Vermont :
Ben & jerry's (Waterbury Rte 100)
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Appalachian Trail
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort

Connecticut:
American Clock & Watch Museum (Bristol )

on the way to Washington:
HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORD http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/directions.shtml
Washington:
National Zoo
Six Flags America (Mitchellville, Maryland )




The Vermont Teddy Bear company is still around? Cool. I got one of their polar bears, more than 15 years ago for my wife (then girlfriend), and besides it being "less white", all parts are still fully functional. They definitely made them to last back then.

As for Hershey World, unless it is on the way (ie. not a detour), it isn't much. It used to be a factory tour. Still is -- I guess. But when I went, it had very little of the actual factory -- and more of a museum of items, and other chocolate stuff (including a ride, I think).

Henry
 
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