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What town would make a good hub

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What town would make a good hub

Wife and I are making a trip from Boston to Vermont - we want to get a hub town or village in Vermont where we can also go west to Ticonderoga , Crown Point and the Saratoga National park - as you can see we are very into our war of Independence - we would like to be close to make a day of these places and then a couple days in Vermont for fall foliage and immersing ourselves in the New England experience - we are into B & Bs so any recommendations would be extra cool

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Kent, Connecticut
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1. Re: What town would make a good hub

How large a town do you want for your base camp? If you are looking for a large town it could be a long drive. Also, the Saratoga Battlefield is quite a bit south of Ticonderoga/Crown Point. Dorset is a very nice, small Vermont town on the western border with New York that could work for you. The Dorset Inn is lovely.

https://www.dorsetinn.com/

Montpelier, Vermont
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2. Re: What town would make a good hub

Think about Middlebury -- a lovely college town a little north of the Crown Point Bridge, with several bed and breakfasts. Further south, think about Castleton -- quaint w/out being at all touristy.

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3. Re: What town would make a good hub

Middlebury immediately came to mind.

Alexandria, VA
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4. Re: What town would make a good hub

If you choose Dorset, the Squire House is lovely; Rodger and Gay would be able to advise you on other places to visit that fit your interests.

http://www.squirehouse.com/

In Middlebury, the Swift House Inn is wonderful:

https://www.swifthouseinn.com/

Another town to consider is Manchester, which has Hildene (a different era of history, but still fascinating). The Inn at Manchester is a great place to stay, and you'd enjoy having dinner at Ye Old Tavern.

http://innatmanchester.com/

http://www.hildene.org/

https://www.yeoldetavern.net/

Manchester is not far from Bennington, which of course has history too.

Edited: 2:05 pm, June 07, 2018
Southern VT
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5. Re: What town would make a good hub

I agree that the Manchester/Dorset area closely meets your needs. If you are interested in this year's prime foliage season, do book your lodging ASAP. Enjoy!

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