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Fall color trip - best option?

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Fall color trip - best option?

We are taking 6 days in early October to see the colors. We want to stay in Burlington VT for ?3 days, then another destination for 3 days. Should the other destination be Stowe, or some other cute nearby town that we can still get lodging in, or Montreal as we are coming from the midwest with a stop in Stratford ON to see a play. We have not seen Montreal - not sure what to do there (suggestions?) - but it is only a couple hours from Burlington. We are an active couple in our 60's - like to hike, bike, & kayak. This may be over Columbus day weekend so I hope it is not too late. Also, any interesting stops between the long drive from Stratford to Burlington or Montreal?

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1. Re: Fall color trip - best option?

It may very well be too late to make reservations for Columbus Day weekend or any other weekend in October so your itinerary may depend on where you can find a place to sleep. I'm 64 and haven't been to Montreal since 1971 but would love to go. What to do there? Eat poutine and speak French. I just realized you posted this in the Burlington, Massachusetts forum. I was wondering why you were asking these questions here. :-)

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2. Re: Fall color trip - best option?

Hi, you have posted this in the Burlington, Massachusetts forum.

Chicago, Illinois
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3. Re: Fall color trip - best option?

Sorry for the confusion. Our first question was where to go in New England after Burlington VT for another 3 days before heading to Brooklyn. Another thought was instead to hit Montreal before Burlington.

Looked for places to stay in Burlington, found only hotel chains - not quite the quaint stay we were thinking of. Is there any one central sight to find B & B's that are still available or is it pretty much hopeless? Are there other quaint towns along our route that are more likely to have availability? If we had booked a year in advance we could've counted on having to change our plans!

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4. Re: Fall color trip - best option?

If you want advice about where to stay in Burlington VERMONT, then please post on the Burlington VERMONT forum. It can be found here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g57201…

A list of Burlington Vermont B&Bs is here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g57201-Bu…

It may be too late to find a place for Columbus Day weekend but it cannot hurt to try. Call directly. The booking sites do not always get rooms released to them at peak times.

This is the Burlington MASSACHUSETTS forum. Burlington Massachusetts is a great place to live, but there is nothing "quaint" about it. It has a large mall, shopping areas,

a decent sized hospital, and office parks.

As for where else to go, the choices are endless. To avoid more lodging hassles I suggest something coastal. The areas are still very nice in October, but a bit quieter. Places to look at are Portland Maine, Ogunquit Maine, Portsmoth New Hampshire, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Rockport, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, or Mystic Connecticut. There is foliage in coastal areas but you usually do not get as much off the vibrant red leaves on the coast.

For more foliage, think about the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts

Good luck!

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