I would like to get some tips/advice on our upcoming road trip to Vermont. We will be leaving on Saturday Aug 1st and returning on Sunday Aug 9th. I would like to plan a trip such that we only have to drive a few hours (2/3) before stopping for some fun activity or overnight stay. After reading some of the previous post, I have created a list of things to do. Just to organize, I have put dates next to each place to visit to keep me in check and make sure I donít plan more then the time I have. We will be traveling with our two children 3 and 6, myself and the wife.
Aug 1st: Drive from Toronto to Cornwall with a stop at Sandbanks to enjoy the beach
Aug 2nd: Drive to Plattsburg via US-11 or SR-3
Aug 3rd: Drive to Burlington using one of the ferries. Spend the day at Sand Bar State Park (another beach day, hope the weather cooperates)
Aug 4th: Drive to Waterbury and Stowe (Day Trip). Ben & Jerry and Champlain Choclates, Gondola ride
Aug 5th: Burlington day trip (Church St, Echo Lake Aquarium)
Aug 6th: Shelburne Farm (back to Church steet)/or back to beach, depending on the weather
Aug 7th: Head to Mont Tremblant with a quick stop in Montreal for lunch with family using 2/87/15
Aug 8th: Mont Tremblant
Aug 9th: Drive to Toronto (a very long day)
If I decided to take SR-3 from Cornwall to Plattsburg, what is the best way to get to SR-3? It doesnít seem like a really long drive from Cornwall to Plattsburg, (even on SR-3) so a small road would be great and kids wonít get tired. How long do you think it would realistically take to get to Plattsburg from Cornwall using SR-3 Also, are there any falls/lakes (scenic area, quaint town) which are not signed or obvious from the road which I should be looking out for?
I am looking for things to do in Plattsburg. Having read what church street is like in Burlington VT, it would be nice to see if we can find something like that in Plattsburg. What about activities for kids?
From Burlington, does it make sense to do the town of Waterbury and Stowe in one day? I would like to visit the Ben & Jerry factory and possibly go up the mountain in gondola.
If you had cross Lake Champlain on the ferry (one way) with your car, which ferry would you use? Do I need to book the ferry or just show up?
Anything else you can suggest recommend, would be greatly appreciate it.