The Northeast Kingdom
One of the great foliage drives takes you into Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and beautiful Lake Willoughby. You’ll pass through the charming towns of Hardwick, Barton, and Greensboro and after a stop at the Cabot Creamery and Hope Cemetery you return through Barre and Montpelier.
- Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury
- Stephen Huneck’s Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury
- Cabot Creamery
- Hope Cemetery in Barre
From Waitsfield, take VT-100 NORTH trough town to VT-100B. Follow that NORTH through Moretown to VT-2. Turn RIGHT onto VT-2 to Montpelier. Take Business RT 2 through town past the capitol. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street, cross the Winooski River and turn LEFT at the traffic light onto VT-302. Take that to East Montpelier where you go LEFT onto VT-14. Stay on that to Hardwick, where you will go EAST on VT-15. Go just 2 miles then turn LEFT onto VT-16 and go NORTH to Barton. In Barton, VT-5 NORTH takes you to Orleans and VT-58 EAST takes you to VT-5A. Take VT-5A SOUTH to Lake Willoughby, continue SOUTH on VT-5A to VT-5 at West Burke and on to Lyndonville. Vermont 5 SOUTH will take you to St. Johnsbury where you can take a break and visit the Fairbanks Museum and the Dog Chapel. Take VT-2 WEST out of St. Johnsbury. At West Danville (Joe’s Pond), take VT-15 WEST through Walden. Just 2 miles west, go LEFT onto Country Road to Cabot Creamery. After Cabot Creamery, continue SOUTH on Country Road to Vt-2. Stay on VT-2 to Vt-14 SOUTH to Barre. Just as you enter Barre, Hope Cemetery, with its outstanding examples of the stonecutter’s art, is on your RIGHT. After Hope Cemetery, continue SOUTH on Vt-14 to the traffic light. Go straight on VT-63, the access road to I-89. Take I-89 NORTH to Exit 9, Middlesex. Off the exit, turn LEFT and then LEFT again onto VT-2. Turn RIGHT onto VT-100B SOUTH to VT-100 SOUTH back to Waitsfield.