Thanks everyone who has helped with your comments thus far on Vermont and Maine. Thought it easier to post a new thread as I try to finalise our routes in New England. Here is what I have worked out on Ride with GPS, your comments on the route, road conditions etc. is invaluable and if there are any must sees, must stop, must eat etc. I have missed please let me know. This is for departure on 1 October.
Day 1 Burlington to Alburg 73.5kms
I have arranged transport across the Burlington causeway which saves us km's and traffic
Day 2 Alburg to Keeseville 78.3kms
Not sure what enroute, is Ausable Chasm a must see? or just a tourist attraction. I don't want to gut myself to get there.
Day 3 Keeseville to Vergennes 53.6kms
Is Charlotte worth a small detour, is there much there?
Day 4 Vergennes to Middlebury 56.6kms
Have routed via Button Bay, Weybridge, Morgan Horse Farm and Pulp Mill Bridge..anything else? We don't want to make it too far that day to allow us to see these places and have some time in Middlebury.
Day 5 Middlebury to Brandon 46.5kms
I have kept off RT7 as mentioned by someone in a previous post and have gone via Salisbury Station covered bridge, we have then skirted Lake Dunmore, are Falls of Lana worth the walk? Anyone know how far and how long it takes to return? Couldn't seem to find to much when I googled it. I have allowed extra time for this.
Day 6 Brandon to Woodstock 76.9kms
THIS ONE I REALLY NEED HELP WITH. Are we mad going across this, is the road through busy...hate to be cycling up that hill with no shoulder because will be going pretty slowly I'm sure. Is there any alternates you recommend, is it a scenic ride. We do have the option of getting a shuttle from Rutland to Woodstock but then what would you suggest as our ride for the day?
I JUST SAW WE COULD ALSO GO ACROSS BRANDON MOUNTAIN ROAD, its a couple of kms longer but would it be a better route?
Thanks again, any feedback would be very much appreciated, I hope I can do the same if you ever make it to Australia or anywhere else I may have cycled.