Fall in New England: Leaf Peeping Trip, King Arthur Flour, Montpellier, and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

Over the long Columbus Day weekend, we went on a road trip to Vermont. It was difficult to find a place to stay for Saturday and Sunday night because this was the height of the “leaf peeping” season in New England.

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UntitledWe opted for a Sunday night stay only- so that meant getting up early and then were out the door at 7am!

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Our first stop was…. The King Arthur Flour Cafe and Store.

Yes, you can visit and take classes too! I hear they sell out quickly, so you have to make a reservation.

They sell bakery items and cafe type sandwiches. More interesting was the shop.
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Here’s what I brought:
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I couldn’t resist getting my picture taken.  I taught Tony how to use my “fancy” camera, so there’s more pictures of me now. :)

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Back to the car.

We kept going through pockets of fog.
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Our next stop was Montpellier, but more fog…..
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Montpellier is the capital of Vermont and is the smallest capital city in the US.

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I loved the capital building and the fall leaves. One of the best photo ops of the weekend!
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And with the iPhone, the only picture of the both of us from the trip- I think. The tripod was in the back of the car, but we never really came to a good enough spot to have a fall photo shoot.

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We both really liked the town. It was small and rural. Here’s the main street.
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We ate lunch at a pub called McGillicuddy’s.
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Just a few miles away, a pretty scenic drive actually…. is Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.

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The Morse family has been making maple syrup for 200 years. They had a cute sugar shack with a video playing where you learned about the family and how they made maple syrup.
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They had a huge barn and then a trail where you could walk to see some of the trees that were tapped.
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That’s how they do it.
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Here’s another of me on the maple trail.
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Then we went inside the shop and sampled the different types of maple syrup.
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They had 4 types in different size bottles and containers.
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And our favorite thing here was the maple creemee soft serve ice cream.
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This was just the first part of our adventure, more to come!

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10 Responses to Fall in New England: Leaf Peeping Trip, King Arthur Flour, Montpellier, and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

  1. Alaina says:

    That looks like a great weekend! I love Vermont. :-)

  2. Marti says:

    Mmm, yum! We visited Montpelier and then a Maple Syrup & Cheese Farm this past summer and your pics are making me miss both! :)

  3. Marti says:

    (We were at Sugar Bush Farm in Woodstock, VT in case you get the urge for another maple syrup roadtrip! :)

  4. Aunt Patsy says:

    Lovely trip – glad you both were able to make it = and share. Hugs

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  6. Laura says:

    Hi Erica! We met recently at the Barre to Bar event — this looks like such an awesome road trip! :)

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