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10.10 NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Halloween Fun Run & Family Day to Benefit the Greater Burlington YMCA
Time: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Location: Camp Abnaki
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10.10 Pop-up/Meet the Artists: Bonnie Acker and Gowri Savoor
Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education
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10.10 Beer & Cheese Pairing in the Tap Room at Switchback!
Time: 3:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Switchback Brewing Company
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10.11 Mission Possible
Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Waterfront Park
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10.11 Harvest Dinner
Time: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Saint Anne's Shrine Annual Harvest Dinner
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10.14 Financial Workshop: Retirement By Design
Time: 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Location: Essex Resort & Spa
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10.15 Legislative Networking Event at Shelburne Museum
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Pizzagalli Center at Shelburne Museum
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10.16 Free Screening/Discussion of "Miss Representation"
Time: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: Vermont Commons School
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10.17 Pop-up Art/Meet the Artist: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education
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10.20 The Human Side: Employee Benefits
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: Core Business Seminars
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Hotel Vermont’s Fall Foliage Itinerary: Route 100 Classic

We are busy soaking up the last of the warmer weather before the frost sets in here in Burlington. The beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows dot the landscape, making this one of the most vibrant times to explore Vermont.  Peak foliage in the Champlain Valley is usually later than the rest of the state, so this month we take you outside of Chittenden County to get the full experience. One of the best ways to get and see the sights is driving along Vermont’s scenic byway Route 100.

This classic Vermont foliage route takes you on through Stowe, across Smugglers’ Notch, down through Jeffersonville and back to Burlington with some stops along the way. Soak up the brilliant fall colors and enjoy some of Vermont’s most iconic offerings. Here are our suggestions along the way!

8:00 am: Breakfast
Grab pastries and specialty coffee drinks at Juniper at Hotel Vermont or fuel up with their hearty and classic breakfasts.

9:00 am: On the Road with a Coffee Stop 
Head down I-89 South from Burlington to take Exit 10 to Waterbury for a coffee and snack stop at the Green Mountain Coffee Cafe. Located in a beautifully restored train station built in 1875, you can find a great selection of freshly brewed coffee and snacks to fuel your adventure.

10:00 am: Waterbury Reservoir
Jump on to Route 100 to Waterbury Reservoir. Completed in 1938, the Waterbury Dam serves to control three rivers that converge in Waterbury. The man-made reservoir is a popular spot for boating, fishing and swimming in the summer and has easy walking trails for exploration.

11:00 am: Stowe Activities
Route 100 from Waterbury to Stowe is home to many of Vermont’s most iconic businesses. Make a sweet stop at the Ben and Jerry’s Factory where you can grab a scoop of your favorite flavor, visit the Flavor Graveyard and take a tour of the facilities.

Just a way down the road, you can also visit the Cabot Cheese Store. Taste over fifteen different cheddars and grab some cheese wear for your home.

12:30 pm: Lunch
We recommend two options for lunch. The Apple Core at Cold Hollow Cider Mill is a great place to grab a sandwich and relax. Be warned the sandwiches are huge (an delicious!) and can most likely feed two people. With a unique flair, they offer all sandwiches on white or sweet potato wheat.

You can also check out Stowe Mountain Lodge for lunch and take in the view of the mountains and the notch road.

2:00 pm: Through the Notch
Continue on Route 100 through Smugglers’ Notch. Separating Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield, from Spruce and Sterling Peak, the notch is open for transport spring – fall and closes access in the winter. Two ski resorts, Stowe Mountain and Smugglers’ Notch, are on either side of the notch. The road can be used to ski to either resort in the winter.

Smugglers Notch derives its name from activities precipitated by a request of President Thomas Jefferson to prevent American involvement in the Napoleonic Wars. The Embargo Act of 1807 forbade American trade with Great Britain and Canada. But proximity to Montreal made it a convenient trading partner, and the Act caused great hardship for Vermonters, many of whom continued the illegal trade with Canada, carrying goods and herding livestock through the Notch. Fugitive slaves also used the Notch as an escape route to Canada. The route was improved to accommodate automobile traffic in 1922 thus providing a route for liquor to be brought in from Canada during the Prohibition years.

If you’re looking for some adventure and want to really see Vermont’s foliage up close, stop at Arbortrek and take their canopy tour. There’s no better way to see the leaves than to take in all in from the trees.

3:30 pm:  Back to Burlington
Once you’ve made it through the Notch, follow Route 15 back toward Burlington. On your way, be sure to check out Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge. Take a tour, see the grapes and taste their selection of wines and spirits.

If there is still more that you would like to see please in Burlington please inquire with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber for recommendations.