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Old 10-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Small Town Wishlist

What do you like to do/look for in towns when you're on the road? Besides the obvious, a place to camp, of course?

We scope out farmer's markets for fresh, local produce, and small (independent) bookstores. I'm always pleasantly surprised by both. It's so hard to find and keep fresh vegetables on the road. When we stayed at Drummer Boy in Gettysburg, there was a farmer who drove through selling produce out of his truck. We loved that and had fresh sweet corn for about a week. And once at a National PArk in Virginia, the park ranger had a little garden and the park office would sell the produce from it.

Does anyone have any great stops with quirky extras to recommend?

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Old 10-11-2007, 08:11 PM   #2
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If you know ahead of time that you will be in the area, call the mayors office. We got a deal on an unpublished camping area by doing that in several small towns!

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Old 10-11-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
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Small roads that parallel the highway often provide local gems in the way of great places to eat, antique stores that are a little bit more hungry due to their location, etc.
If you're not in a hurry.....
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #4
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We always like to drive to the downtown area to look for a good diner for breakfast or lunch on the road. The best sign that you are on the trail of one is lack of parking: everyone local is already there because it is a great place to eat. This is a test of perserverance when hauling an Airstream, but we ususally manage to find a place to park and to find super local cooking as well. ~G
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #5
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Richmond VT Friday Farmer's Market

Richmond is a very small town in northern Vermont, just off Interstate 89. For it's size it has a lot of quirkiness to offer.
The Farmer's market was open today, as it is every Friday during the summer and fall. Around 20 local vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and jams, handmade items and maple syrup. You can also always get local produce at the organic market near the Round Church, or artisan breads and sandwiches at On The Rise Bakery. Richmond Beverage has one of the better wine selections in this area, and Craig's prices are also better than most. If you're looking for a nice, relaxing meal there are four restaurants in this little town. Our favorite is Toscano Cafe. No used book store, but the library is good. Camping is available 15 miles SE at Little River State Park, or in Burlington at North Beach.
Peak fall color has not yet hit the Winooski valley, probably will by next weekend, however, so you'll have to hurry to see it this year!
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