Food MA– Memorial Day Weekend May 26-30th!
Transport yourself across
the world through food at the Springfield
International Food Fest at the Eastern States Exposition.
Live music daily and fireworks nightly, plus the featured food this
year is Kielbasa – so how can you go wrong? More on lodging.
STOP: Springfield on Vermonter + cab
Traditionally in the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of
June, the Formal Garden at the Lincoln Family Home, Hildene,
the start of the season with 1,000’s of peony blooms; many from the
original 1907 plants. Enjoy spectacular valley views, the Green Mountains,
and the quintessential VT landscapes. More on lodging.
STOP: Vermonter to Brattleboro
& BREWS VT
July 7-10th – Visit the Stoweflake
Hot Air Balloon Festival and let your spirit soar as more than 25
hot-air balloons fill the sky. Free admission when you stay at Stoweflake.
View breathtaking launches, enjoy live entertainment, all while sitting
back and relaxing with offerings in the beer & wine garden. Plus,
Brewers Festival is July 29th & 30th and features more than
40 brewers and cider-makers serving in excess of 130 beers & ciders.
to Waterbury + cab
IN CT July 7th – Aug. 11th – Visit Stamford, CT for its
weekly outdoor concert series Alive@Five!
Artists include Shaggy, Boyz II Men, Sister Hazel, Guster and Michael
Frante, etc. Go spend the day and enjoy an amazing show in the summer
sun for just $10 or make a weekend out of it. With its ArtWalk,
great restaurants and breweries, Stamford is a wonderful walkable town.
More on lodging.
STOP: Vermonter to Stamford + take #13
bus (8 mins).
One of the most independent and relaxing ways to observe Vermont’s natural
beauty at close range, these self-guided Inn-to-Inn
Walking Tours explore historic sites, swimming holes, antique shops,
book stores, covered bridges, farms, lakes and mountain streams along
the way! STOP: Ethan Allen Express to Rutland.
They offer pick-up service from the station for a small fee.