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Lake George to Bar Harbor…Part 1.

Posted by on June 2, 2015

JUNE 3, 2015


The rolling hills of the countryside in Vermont.

FROM LAKE GEORGE TO BAR HARBOR. It’s about a 450 mile drive from Lake George in Upstate New York to Bar Harbor, on Desert Island in the state of Maine. It’s also a rather time-consuming drive, because the winding roads through the countryside force a pretty slow pace…speed limit signs of 30 and 40 miles per hour are the norm for most of the way. It took us three days to drive the relatively short distance. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the drive took us through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire. Beautiful country!

VERMONT IS GORGEOUS. We’ll be visiting Vermont again a little later this summer. But the preview of the state we got as we drove through it on our way to Maine was spectacular. The landscape is green…really green. That makes sense, because part of our route was through the Green Mountains. We saw birds of prey soaring above the tree-tops, roadside streams with no shortage of water for almost the entire length of our trip and quaint little historic towns and villages, many with covered bridges like the ones you see on Christmas cards. Take a look at these images taken in the town of Woodstock. Almost makes us want to live there…except for the winters!


There are lots of charming homes like this on the streets of Woodstock, Vermont.


An old covered bridge in Woodstock, Vermont. No, of course we weren’t able to drive our motorhome through it!










A little bookshop in “downtown” Woodstock, Vermont.


We saw quite a few Bed and Breakfast Inns like this one in Woodstock.


Home in Woodstock, Vermont.

REST N’ NEST CAMPGROUND. This little campground is located a little past Woodstock, about mid-way between Lake George and Bar Harbor. It turned out to be a perfect spot for our brief one-night stay. Our bus was almost too long to comfortably fit in the park. But I drove slowly and carefully and we were able to slide right into our assigned site without any trouble.  What’s more, we got a pull-through spot, so we didn’t have to unhook our Jeep in the evening and then hook it up again the next morning. Pull through spots for one-night stands are perfect: they save lots of time and energy at parks where we don’t plan to use our Jeep while we’re there. We had 50 amps on the pole, as well, so that kept things operating smoothly during our short stay. (Often the small parks have only 30 amp service, and that makes our coach unhappy.)


Another view from our campsite.


View from our site at Rest n’ Nest.









Once again, we almost had the campground to ourselves.


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