Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vermont Pancake and Leaf Peeping

My friend Melissa and I headed to Vermont a couple of weekends ago for pancakes and leaf peeping. This was only my second time to VT, my first time being a trip several years ago to Ben & Jerry’s!

This darling place named Farmer’s Diner is in Quechee. There was an article on Yahoo with the top 10 pancakes in the United States and this was one of them! They were so delicious, especially with the VT maple syrup!

We took a ride to Quechee Gorge where Ottauquechee River runs 165 feet below Route 4. This is Vermont’s deepest gorge formed approximately 13,000 years ago by glaciers. It was beautiful, but being used to the amazing gorges in NH, it does not compare. Sorry VT!

We took a ride through picturesque Woodstock which has to be one of the cutest little towns in America! The buildings were perfect, people were mulling about and the foliage was just right! We spent the rest of the day driving around the area taking in the beautiful views.

We drove over this scary old covered bridge in Taftsville from 1836 and survived!

In addition to eating pancakes we indulged in cheese tastings at Sugarbush Farm and later in the day at a Cabot store in Quechee Gorge Village. We also engaged in red wine tasting of local wines from Snow Farm Vineyard. Lastly, we ended the day with local homemade ice cream. Mmmm! I went with my all time favorite, mint chocolate chip!

Just had to add this picture! Yes, there was a zebra roaming about in someone’s front yard. Melissa was able to walk right up to it! Amazing and bizarre! This was a good reason to trespass.

It was a perfect Fall day!


  1. Wow! Your photos and those views are absolutely amazing! The pancakes made me hungry...

    Yum! :)

  2. Wow, what a cool post! I love the restaurant with the cable car attached to it. And, the bridge...I've only ever seen one of those in movies. What a wonderful trip you had!

  3. Wow!Very nice trip and beautiful photos!!

    Kisses from Romania,


  4. Wow! What a great trip! Did you ever find out what the zebra was doing there?

  5. Gorgeous! And I would LOVE to walk up to a zebra! So fun.

  6. Thank you everyone!

    Mallory, the zebra appeared to be a pet! He was grazing with a miniature horse and a donkey. It was quite amusing and amazing since zebras don't have the best reputation!

  7. Oh wow! I bet you had so much fun! What wonderful scenery!...just love the Diner place...and the pancakes ...and oh chocolate mint is my favorite also! Glad you had such a wonderful time Miss Val!

  8. It looks like you enjoyed your trip to Vermont. Mmmmmm....the pancakes, the maple syrup and ice cream all sound delicious! The places you visited all looked so charming & quaint, except for that covered bridge. You were brave to cross that bridge!

  9. I would love to eat at that diner! Those pancakes look delicious!

  10. what a great trip! we have one of the top ten pancake restaurants in my town - Pocahontas Pancakes - and it is one of our favorite breakfast spots.

  11. I love your autumn pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.


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