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“So glad we did this...”

Backroad Discovery Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This tour is an Editors' pick for Yankee Travel Magazine. If you have only a couple of days in the area, this tour is a must. Our 4-seasons "Southern Vermont Sampler Tour" will help you discover the region's best-kept secrets while exploring the Vermont backroads. During each season, there are many fascinating stops along the way. Our local guide will entertain you with fun facts, history & local lore. Discover why Vermont is called, "The State of Mind!" $35pp. Advance reservations are necessary(limited to 8-11 passengers). Email or call for dates/times/details/reservations.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
loudon79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So glad we did this...”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

This may well have been the highlight of our brief visit to this beautiful region of Vermont. Our guide, Sharon, was extremely knowledge and we learned so much about the area. We took in some amazing scenery and it was a great value. Highly recommended for anyone.

Visited October 2011
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Princeton, New Jersey
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“MUST Do Activity”
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Our tour ended up being just myself and my boyfriend so Sharon treated us to a tour in her open air jeep rather than the bus. It was so much more than we planned on. We thought we would get to enjoy some leaves, but were also treated to a marble quarry, alpaca farm, a quick tutorial on how maple syrup is gathered and several little hidden towns.
It was a wonderful way to spend the day and see things we would have never seen on our own. It was the highlight of the trip!

Visited October 2011
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Island Park, New York
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“interesting, fun, enjoyable, great insight to VT, fabulous views”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

We met at a park in Manchester, on a gorgeous day. Sharon took uson a 3 and a half hour tour of scenic VT, adding lots of local informataion and color to the tour. There were 8 of us on the tour, and she knew all our names within minutes, and engaged a lively chat throughout the tour.
Sharon wasso much fun to spend the afternoon with. She also recommended an amazing restaurant for dinner - which we took her up on!
A must do activity in Manchester.

Visited October 2011
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Shelton, Connecticut
2 reviews
“OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS.....BACKROAD DISCOVERY TOURS IS THE WAY TO SEE IT”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

We have been going to the Manchester area for almost four decades and we thought we knew the area quite well and that we had seen it all UNTIL we took Sharon's tour last week. Virgin forests, bashful alpacas, a general store with a wonderful surprise inside, rolling hills and a lively (as well as extremely knowledgable) tour guide made our three hours fly by. We highly recommend this tour to new visitors to the area as well as to seasoned visitors as your backroad discoveries will delight the eye and refresh the soul.

Visited September 2011
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Phoenix, AZ
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Feel at home in Vermont”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

I was expecting the typical tour, facts and nice views. I got those things, but much more. The Vermont sampler tour was like riding around town with your own relative, an aunt or cousin, who is showing you why she loves her home. We saw the forest and maples trees, tasted maple syrup of all grades, the marble quarry, the rolling hills and we walked through a group of alpacas with a new little one in tow. Sharon made us all feel right home as she got know us as people along the way. it made me want come back as soon as I can!

Visited September 2011
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