Scenic Drives

A few favorite Vermont scenic drives starting from the Tucker Hill Inn, itself situated on a Vermont Scenic Byway,  are detailed below.  These delighful Vermont scenic drives (numerous others will be shared with you on arrival) capture the true spirit of New England as well as glimpses of the picture perfect Vermont cows and white steepled churches that so often feature in images of New England.

Vermont Scenic Byways

  • Route 100 is a designated Vermont scenic byway and a 30 minute drive along this beautiful stretch of road takes visitors from Tucker Hill Inn to the Vermont State Capital, Montpelier.
  • Route 17, Tucker Hill’s location,  is also a Scenic byway stretching from Tucker Hill over to Lake Champlain

Vermont Scenic Drives: Falls and Foliage

Waitsfield – Granville – Middlebury – Bristol – Waitsfield

(Driving Time Without Stops: 2 hours 10 minutes)

Mountain vistas and valleys, stone bedded streams and rivers, Warren Falls, Moss Glen Falls, Texas Falls, Middlebury Gap, Middlebury College,  Bristol Rock/Lords Prayer Rock, Appalachian Gap, Long Trail crossing, Vermont Scenic By-Way Rt. 17

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Vermont Scenic Drives: Overview Tour

Waitsfield – Jerusalem – Hinesburg- Shelburne – Vergennes – Middlebury – Brandon – Rochester – Waitsfield

(Driving Time Without Stops: 4 hours, 144 miles)

Mountain vistas and scenery, Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore Shelburne Farms, rural roads renowned for color, waterfalls. Drive includes high profile area for moose spotting!

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