At the end of September of 2016, Troy and I headed to Waterbury, VT. A few days after we got back from our honeymoon at the end of June, I started a full-time job and we still had quite a bit of work to finish up on our house. We decided to go on a fall trip and this was a perfectly timed getaway after a busy summer.
Waterbury, VT is a quaint, small town in Northern Vermont. All of the residents of the town were so nice and welcoming. Whenever we told them we were from out of town there was a genuine excitement from them and they were ready to give recommendations.
We stayed in an Airbnb for the few nights we were there and had such a great experience. By staying in an Airbnb, we were able to stay in downtown Waterbury. We were able to walk to dinner most nights and overall enjoy the different aspects of the town.
We did two hikes while we were there; one at Pinnacle Meadows and one at Camel’s Hump National Park.
This was a really fun hike! We were at the at the top of the mountain we hiked in Pinnacle Meadows. Two teachers had taken their class on a hike (so fun!) and one of them took this picture for us. They gave us the recommendation to hike at Camel’s Hump National Park, which was our favorite hike!
This is one of my favorite pictures of Troy and I. It was so windy (and cold!) at the top of the mountain at Camel’s Hump National Park.
We stopped at this cute little shop that sold maple syrup. We bought a few bottles to take back home with us and anytime we use the syrup we talk about memories from the trip.
We visited Cold Hollow Cider Mill and loved it. We are little partial to Bauman Orchards (in Rittman, OH) but it was fun to visit something similar out of state. They had awesome apple cider donuts, apple cider and a gift shop that was fun to browse.
We went on a Ben & Jerry’s factory tour, which was a little disappointing. The production facility we toured only had about four production days per week, with no set schedule. We decided to test our luck but unfortunately they were not making ice cream the day we toured. We were a little bummed but the tickets were relatively inexpensive and we got a free sample of ice cream at the end.
I’m always curious where people eat and different restaurant recommendations they may have. A few places we ate at were Prohibition Pig (awesome barbecue), Arvad’s Grill & Pub (decent food, bad service), and The Blue Stone (great pizza place). We ate at a few other cafes and small lunch places but to be honest, we ate a lot of Clif bars / snacks while hiking, which typically took place of meals (sorry mom).
This trip was only a few days long but we had so much fun! I had zero expectations going into the trip and it has been one of my favorite trips, to date.
Have you ever gone a trip with no expectations and had a blast? I would love to know where you went!