"Sloooooow going in Vermont" Vermont Transportation Tip by Karnubawax

Vermont Transportation: 10 reviews and 7 photos

  plenty of time to admire the view!
by Karnubawax

Renting a car and driving is really the only way to get around New England - if you don't happen to own a small plane.

Throughout New England, driving anywhere can be a slow process. Though distances look short on the map, they take much longer than you would think. This is particularly true in Vermont.

The maximum speed on Vermont roads and highways (unless otherwise posted) is only 50 mph. And it's often a lot slower than that. Most of the highways are 2-lane affairs, and if someone in front of you is a slowpoke then you're in for a long ride.

If you have ANY sort of a timetable then you should stick to the turnpikes. They may not be as scenic, but they can be A LOT faster! VT 100 is a great scenic drive, but if you do it you should plan on only averaging about 40 mph or so.

Of course, you may WANT to go slow and smell the berries and check out the hayfields and farmhouses and the beautiful scenery. By all means do so. If you do, it's best not to have any place to be later in the day.

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2004
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