Loop 1B – The Lamoille County Buyway Loop

buyway1bThis loop is designed to lead you through some of Vermont’s best antique shops while following one of the states most scenic drives. You will begin in Waterbury where you will head north on Rt. 100, one of Vermont’s most popular tourist routes. The first part of your drive will take you by a number of outlet stores selling Vermont made products, including Ben & Jerry’s, Chittenden Cider Mill, Cabot Cheese, and Green Mountain Chocolates. The first stop is Stowe Village, one of the most visited towns in Vermont, home to the states highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, with it’s world famous ski area and the Trapp Family Lodge. After visiting the village you will head west on Rt. 108, taking you through Smuggler’s Notch, one of the most unique drives in Vermont. This part of the drive is only open from mid April to mid November. You then circle back through small towns such as Jeffersonville and Johnson to Morrisville, finally taking Rt. 12 back to Montpelier. This loop allows you to include shops in Waterbury and Montpelier, which you may have already visited in BuyWay 1.

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Suggested Route of Travel:  From Barre take I89 to Waterbury.  You can visit shops there, which you may have already seen if you have completed BuyWay 1. You will follow Rt. 100 north to Stowe village, then take Vt. Rt. 108 going up over The Smuggler’s Notch to Jeffersonville, where you will take Rt. 15 east. This is a good place to stop for lunch.  Follow Rt. 15 through Johnson to Morrisville, where you take Rt. 100 south a short while to connect with Vt. Rt. 12. Follow Rt. 12 past Lake Elmore and on to Montpelier.  You may want to revisit shops in Montpelier that you may have seen if you have completed BuyWay 1. From Montpelier you can follow Rt. 2 east to Rt. 302 into Barre.

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