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Craftsbury Common, Hazen's Notch & Covered Bridge

115.8 miles long

This is a drive of a little over 100 miles, which gives you a succession of splendid views, a number of covered bridges, the charming village of Craftsbury Common, a piece of the old Hazen Military Highway built during the Revolutionary War, an introduction to one of several surveyor's mistakes that are called "Gores" in Vermont. For artists, photographers and those who simply wish to carry away in their minds a succession of pictures of the beauties of Northern Vermont, we present this tour of approximately four hours duration. WE SUGGEST YOU TAKE A PICNIC LUNCH ON THIS TRIP.

  • 0.0 - From the Stowe Visitor Information Center move north on Route 100.
  • 8.7 - At the Morrisville stop light go straight ahead. Take left at Y towards hardwick on Route 15A.
  • 10.5 - At stop sign turn right onto Route 15 East.
  • 18.7 - Covered railroad bridge on right.
  • 21.7 - At intersection turn left onto Route 14 to Craftsbury & Craftsbury Common.
  • 26.9 - Lake Elligo is on the right.
  • 27.1 - lake Elligo Boat Launch and Public Beach is on right.
  • 28.8 - Turn right to Craftsbury, Craftsbury Common is a very picturesque village with many lovely gardens and colonial homes.
  • 32.7 - Bear left at fork toward Craftsbury Common.
  • 34.2 - Stop sign. Turn left onto Route 14.
  • 36.2 - Turn right, going toward North Wolcott.
  • 36.6 - turn right onto dirt road.
  • 38.1 - At Y bear left.
  • 43.3 - Stay on road bearing left.
  • 43.6 - Keep on road (staying right) road turns to pavement.
  • 44.1 - Stop sign at bottom of hill. Turn sharp right onto Route 100 North.
  • 44.8 - Lake Eden on raight with public beach and camping.
  • 51.9 - Intersection at Lowell. Turn left off Route 100 onto Route 58. This will take you to Hazen's Notch. Stay on Route 58.
  • 52.6 - Stay right on Route 58.
  • 53.4 - At fork bear right (STAY ON ROUTE 58 AT ALL TIMES)
  • 53.8 - At Y turn left
  • 54.6 - Again at Y turn left.
  • 62.4 - At intersection turn right onto Route 118 North. You are now in Montgomery.
  • 64.8 - At Y in Montgomery bear right (brick church on right). Go through covered bridge and continue.
  • 67.2 - Turn left onto dirt road across from large house with barn
  • 67.5 - At fork bear left.
  • 69.0 - Stop sign. Turn left from dirt road onto Route 118. Continue south.
  • 69.3 - Covered bridge on right.
  • 70.9 - Longley Covered Bridge, built in 1863, on right.
  • 71.7 - Covered bridge on right.
  • 72.0 - Turn right. Head back to Montgomery.
  • 74.5 - Montgomery. Turn right. Continue on Route 118 South heading towards "Avery's Gore."
  • 78.6 - Forked intersection. Bear right onto Route 109 South.
  • 93.5 - Bear right staying on Route 109.
  • 96.6 - Bear left off Route 109.
  • 96.8 - Go through covered bridge, across RR tracks, bear right and turn right at stop sign onto Route 15.
  • 97.0 - Intersection. Turn left onto Route 108 to Jeffersonville.
  • 98.0 - Intersection. Bear right onto Route 108. Heading south yuou will pass by Smugglers' Notch Ski Area, Smugglers' Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort.
  • 98.3 - Stay right at the fork on Route 108 South.
  • 115.7 - Turn left onto Route 100 North.
  • 115.8 - Stowe Visitor Info Center. End of trip.