Hayfield Quality Tours

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PO Box 4042, Queensbury, NY 12804 • Doris Herwig, Tour Planner • email: hayfield@capital.net

Vermont Bus Tours

Unmistakable peace of a Vermont countryside.

Take time to make it to Vermont, take time to simply take time. Swimming holes, ice cream parlors, outdoor concerts, mountain scenery, brilliant fall months, your life’s priorities will naturally right themselves in the beautiful backcountry
of Vermont.



IDEA CENTER
for Tour Operators, Wholesalers, Group Leaders,
Clubs, Banks, Schools, and Meeting Planners

whose groups of 30 or more persons are traveling by motorcoach.

Let Hayfield Tours prepare an exciting tour for your group
from the Idea Center or from an idea of your own.

NOTE: These tours are not for individual travelers.

..........................Contact your local Tour Operator, AAA, Bus Company or Receptive for tours you can join.

 

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INDEX OF  VERMONT TOURS

Tour # VT-1 - Hildene - the Lincoln Homestead
Tour # VT-2 - Eating Secrets of Vermont
Tour # VT-3 - Woodstock & Quechee
Tour # VT-4 - Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
Tour # VT-5 - Lobstah on th
e Lake
Tour # VT-6 - Vermont Country Brunch & Store
Tour # VT-7 - Lake Champlain
Tour # VT-8 - Middlebury 'n More
Tour # VT-9 - Trapp Family Lodge
Tour # VT-10 - Country Inns and Covered Bridges



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Tour # VT-1 - HILDENE
His father was born in a log cabin and called from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of Abraham and Mary Todd
Lincoln to survive to adulthood, became chairman of Pullman Company, largest manufacturing corporation at turn of the 20th century. He built this Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in scenic Manchester. It became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is an example of the “Great American Story” and the story of the Lincoln family’s love affair with Vermont.

BENNINGTON

* Bennington Stoneware Potters and Factory Tour. Founded 1948.
* Vermont Confectionary. Candy and ice cream coupon included.

MANCHESTER
* Bag  Lunch at Hildene

* Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home, Manchester. An historic home, gardens, trails, woods and farm set on 412 preserved acres of quintessential Vermont landscape.
* 1,000-pipe Aeolian Organ demonstration.
* Formal Gardens.
* Introductory Video.
* New Rowland Agricultural Center
at Hildene Farm.
* New Nubian Goats for viewing of cheesemaking from milking to processing pasteurization, aging, and finishing.
* Wagon Ride.
* Gift Shop.

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Tour # VT-2 - EATING  SECRETS  OF  VERMONT
What’s more fun than eating, eating, eating....and discovering the old and new, rich and famous, historic....and eating, eating, eating! Five days/four nites of savory fun.

TICONDEROGA
* Coffee & Vermont Cider Donuts. The best you will ever have!
* Lunch at the Fort.

* Fort Ticonderoga.
Tour of this historic sight, large gift shop of historic books and items.
* Lighthouse and ruins of a Fort.

VERGENNES
* Unusual Farm.
Most documented site in America on the Underground Railroad.
* Ham & Cheese Appetizers at Factory Store. Recently featured on The Food Channel and in countless publications across the country.
Dinner on Lake Champlain
at historic shoreline resort.

BURLINGTON
* Chocolate Factory, tour an
d taste.
* Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain.

STOWE
* Apple Cider Mill.
The best you will ever taste!
* Lunch Buffet and Compound Tour at Trapp Family Lodge.
NEW Offering.
* Dessert at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory.
Tour and tasting.
* Coffee Roasters Visitor Center and Café.
* Dinner at new Restaurant.

MIDDLEBURY
* UVM Morgan Horse Farm.
Said to be America’s first breed of horse.
* Lunch at famous historic inn.
* Maple Syrup Center,
tour and tasting.

WOODSTOCK/QUECHEE
* Queechee Gorge -
“Grand Canyon of the East.”
* Best apple pie ever!
* Sugar House.
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Dinner at famous historic inn.

MANCHESTER
* Hildene.
1905 home of only child of President Lincoln to survive to adulthood - Robert Todd Lincoln.
* Dinner
at 5-STAR 1769 Hotel Resort, one of most famous and elegant hotels in the country.
* Bennington Museum.
Step into Vermont’s historic story.
* First Church 1700's.
Still in original state. Burial grounds surrounding church contains remains of 4 state governors and a very famous poet.
* Ice Cream and Candy Factory.

* Grand Finale Dinner
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Tour # VT-3 - WOODSTOCK &  QUECHEE

One of many quaint Vermont villages in Vermont and named one of America's 10 Most Picturesque Villages by
National Geographic. Beautiful stream cuts through town with covered bridges, giving it the feel of yesteryear.


WOODSTOCK
* Billings Farm & Museum. Laurance S. Rockefeller's legacy is reflected in Woodstock and its environ where he applied his belief in conservation, sustainable land use, heritage as values that are essential to culture, community,
and the human spirit.
* Best Apple Pie. Home-made and delicious.
* Dinner at Woodstock Inn. Another Rockefeller legacy. Defines country sophistication with outstanding service,
food, and atmosphere. One of a kind.

QUECHEE
* Shopping Complex. Stores and overlook of Queechee Gorge.
* Lunch. Overlooking Ottauquechee River, unique setting on top of gorge.
* Simon Pearce Glass Blowing. Restored historic woolen mill, view hydro electric turbine, interact with teams of
glass blowers, watch potters at work, shop in retail store.

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Tour # VT-4 - CALVIN  COOLIDGE  HISTORIC  SITE
Considered best preserved presidential birthplace in nation, virtually unchanged since president lived here as a child.

PLYMOUTH  NOTCH
* Coolidge’s hometown village. Includes family home, general store, church, cheese factory (still making cheese in original 1890 recipe), 1924 Summer White House Office.
* Coolidge Burial Ground. 7 generations.
* Lunch. Historic Wilder House Rest. on grounds.

MENDON
* Village. Full of antique and country stores.
* Cortina Inn. Dinner and Show

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Tour # VT-5 - LOBSTAH ON THE LAKE
Whole lobster, prime rib, chowder, steamers, entertainment. Yum, yum.

BURLINGTON
* Lobstah on Lake Champlain. Cruise upper Lake Champlain at sunset and enjoy fabulous meal.

* ECHO and Aquarium. Unusual museum of aquatic life on and under Lake Champlain water.
* Shopping. Downtown marketplace, no cars, brick sidewalks, cafe’s, stores, mall.

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Tour # VT-6 - VERMONT COUNTRY BRUNCH & STORE
Stocked to the rafters with huge assortment of practical and hard-to-find merchandise you can't find anywhere else.

WESTON
* Vermont Country Store. Started 1897 as general store, 1946 came catalog of 12 pages and 36 items. 1952
Saturday Evening Post called it “The Happy Storekeeper of the Green Mountains”. Today it is one of the biggest
names in the industry.

* Vermont Country Brunch. N.E. Culinary Institute-trained chefs, voted one of most romantic inns in country.

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Tour # VT-7 - LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Travel over picturesque Lake Champlain ferry for expansive view of this 125-mile long lake. Head north to Burlington
on its northern shore for more exquisite scenery and quaint villages.

BURLINGTON
* Luncheon Cruise. Lake Champlain with narration of American Revolution in area.

* Ethan Allen Homestead. Up-front and personal look at this American Hero.
* Vermont Teddy Bear Factory & Hospital. Largest maker of hand-crafted teddy bears, from birth to boo-boos in the hospital. Even make your own, bear that is, not boo-boo!.

SHELBURNE
* Shelburne Museum. Museum of art and Americana located with over 150,000 works exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings.
* Mystery stop.

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Tour # VT-8 - MIDDLEBURY 'N  MORE
Another quaint yesteryear village in the middle of the state.

MIDDLEBURY
* Middlebury Inn Lunch. Historic and charming site. Step back into yesteryear.

* Morgan Horse Farm. First American horse, the Morgan is an exceptionally beautiful breed. Farm tour includes dressage, showers, barns, and a smiling horse!
* Middlebury College Art Center. Small college but impressive collection.
* High Tea. Bob Newhart’s prototype B&B for TV show.

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Tour # VT-9 - TRAPP FAMILY LODGE
The hills come alive with the sound of Trapp Family music. High up in the Green Mountains, in the village of Moscow, sits the dynasty of the Trapp Family...unbelievable views, fantastic food, charming Austrian lodge, and memories of
the movie. This is not to be missed when visiting Vermont.

MOSCOW
* Lunch at Trapp Family Lodge. Grand buffet.

WATERBURY
* Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
Freshest cider around, see presses at work, shop in complex of shops, and a bakery too.
* Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Take a tour of the factory, sample the "ice cream of the day", enjoy a cone of
your choice, see the ice cream burial ground, and more fun.

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Tour # VT-10 - COUNTRY INNS and COVERED BRIDGES
Vermont is known for its many fascinating country inns and over 125 covered bridges. Not only is the scenery breathtaking but the ambiance of days gone by, peaceful, laid-back, and very "country", yet full of history and historic places - that's the signature thought of this grand State. This rather up-scale gives a personal insight into the beginnings of our country.

BENNINGTON, MANCHESTER, LUDLOW, COVERED BRIDGES
* Covered Bridges Tour
* Bennington Museum.
Founded 1852 to celebrate Bennington’s Colonial past and to commemorate historic Revolu-tionary War Battle of Bennington 1777, now expanded to preserve and interpret rich heritage of southern Vermont.
* Lunch
at an historic inn.
* Hildene.
The Lincoln Family Home
* Dinner
at a Castle

WOODSTOCK, QUECHEE, PLYMOUTH, COVERED BRIDGES
* Coolidge Homestead & Village.
By light of a kerosene lamp, Coolidge took oath of office from his father, the local notary public, following the untimely death of President Warren Harding.
* Lunch at Woodstock Inn.
Go back to a simpler yet elegant time.
* Village Green, Shops, Covered Bridges
*
Dinner in the old Marble Works.

MIDDLEBURY, PITTSFORD, WAYBURY, COVERED BRIDGES
* Morgan Horse Farm. One of earliest horse breeds developed in US, named after its first owner. Morgans served many roles in 19th-century American history, being used as coach horses, harness racing, riding animals, and cavalry horses during the American Civil War.
* New England Maple Museum & Store. Maple syrup is Vermont's signature product, museum explains its history, and processing, and tasting too.
* Lunch at Waybury Inn, well known as the home of the Bob Newhart show.
* Dinner at Log Jam. A local favorite, authentic log cabin.

 

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