New England – planning for a visit

An introduction to planning a trip to New England. This first part covers the western region: Vermont, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut – travel routes and overview of activities.

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Three Tomatoes Trattoria – Burlington, VT

Three Tomatoes Trattoria on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont serves authentic Italian dishes in a grotto atmosphere, complete with wood-fired brick ovens. The ambiance is perfect: old terra cotta brick arches frame the open hearths and the counter sits atop neatly stacked logs – fuel for the fires. Full bar also boasts over 30 wines available by the glass. Buon Gusto!

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Leunig’s Old World Charm in Burlington, VT

Place a WWII French café, reeking in atmosphere, on Church Street. Add an inspired menu from local farm products, all cooked to perfection, friendly waitstaff, and faint fitting music in the background. You have just recreated Leunig’s in Burlington, Vermont.

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Cupcakes? Mirabelle’s in Burlington, Vermont

Mirabelle’s Café, Burlington, VT is a cheerful breakfast, lunch and pastry shop just steps from Church Street’s shopping promenade. Drool over the pastries, then sit in the dining area and enjoy incredibly inventive salads to balance the calories.

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Pumpkins galore in the Intervale

Everyone knows what a pumpkin is, but what is the Intervale? The Intervale is 350 acres of rich reclaimed bottom land straddling the Winooski River in Burlington, Vermont. This fertile plain was created by nature, with additions by man. The waters of the Winooski River begin high in the Green Mountains, wend their way down… Read More

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