I'm looking to take a road trip out of the city up north to either Vermont or New Hampshire (even upstate NY or the general area) but what I'm really looking for is being able to see the mountains rise over the horizon while i'm driving to where ever. The destination i'm hoping for is a quiet little town with shops and scenic views. I know it sounds random and weird but I know upstate NY has those mountain views but the town/area is whats throwing me off.
I was thinking Burlington, VT but its a little far for right now. If anyone has any ideas for a town like this, please let me know. I'm looking forward to this but right now I need a little info to guide my direction.
(Also im currently working on finishing my photo license plate collection of the US and Canada. I have Ontario, Quebec and the majority of the northeast US so if anyone knows a popular spot for midwestern plates, please do tell.)