Brattleboro, VT -- Peak Foliage Edition

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Hellooooo to all those who remember who the hell I am. I'm still bopping around New England here and there, just not at the rate I used to :poop:

Anywho, on Sunday my lady and I made a day trip up to my childhood hometown (lived there from ages 1-7) of Brattleboro, Vermont, a town that always finds a way to surprise me -- this time it was the insanely orange-yellow foliage colors and the surprisingly heavy tourist traffic that accompanies it (especially on this holiday weekend). I don't recall EVER seeing it so bursting with traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular (including dozens upon dozens of Harleys rumbling through) and although I would've preferred it a bit less chaotic, I'd certainly take that over finding it desolate and ignored--I didn't see even one retail vacancy in all of downtown.

As always, Brattleboro was endlessly charming, what with its dense little downtown packed with shops, bookstores and restaurants, and the sheer density of trees and hills crowding it from all angles. I feel very blessed to have spent my early childhood there as it gave me many magical memories that I cherish to this day 🍻

So here we go, driving though central MA





Hooking up with I-91





And now in town





Quick trip across the bridge to New Hampshire, just once this Amtrak train moves...









The Connecticut River



And back into town

















 

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Mount Wantastiquet looms to the east







And now we head to the western side of town, where things get very leafy













This is one of the greatest scenes I've ever seen





ME WANT LIVE HERE







 

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Good job, Brattleboro is a nice spot! I too have been planning a foliage post but I'll give your thread some time to be front and center while I still sort my pics. It's the most marvelous time of year!

(sample link, won't post full size out of respect for your thread except it seems to be forcing a thumbnail...)
https://flic.kr/p/2hw88ZH
 

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