Just about every town along the way had an old general store that had been repurposed as a funky restaurant or eclectic contemporary craft gallery.
And many of the homes lining each Main Street had beautiful flower displays and home-crafted authentic Americana.
We were traveling right after July 4th and Patriotism was evident everywhere.
There are many small restaurants in quaint old buildings serving huge breakfasts and tasty lunches. The pace was often slow, relaxing and the food was terrific.
Outside of the towns hugging the road were shops, barns and yards filed with collectibles, old, musty, charming and in need of new homes and the attention of creativity of DIY'ers.
But also along Route 100 you will find high end craftsmen making exceptional, custom furniture, sculpture, and art as well. Clear Lake Furniture outside of Ludlow is worth investigating.
Here is a details shot of a particularly beautiful set of nesting tables I am coveting!
We traveled Route 100 from 103 in Ludlow up to Waitsfield. We'll go back to expand the exploration to both ends of Route 100 plus detours through Queechee, Woodstock, and Middlebury as well.
Credit: Jay Sennott
Happy Trails, indeed! Made better with friends.
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